Missing Partition in Windows® 7
Symptoms of missing partition in Windows 7 and tips to resolve this issue
Windows 7 Operating System is faster, more responsive performance, comes with improved taskbar than previous versions. Also full-screen previews are provided in Windows 7. Windows 7 gets support from Microsoft along with updates and download to help you to get the most from your computer. Windows 7 is available in three features for downloading that are Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional Full and Windows 7 Ultimate. It has an improved taskbar and Desktop enhancements. Dividing memory or mass storage into isolated sections is known as partition process In DOS systems. You can partition a disk, and each partition will act like a separate disk drive. Partitioning is particularly useful if you run more than one Operating System.
The following are the causes, symptoms and tips to fix missing partition in Windows 7:
- Tips to fix
When you are having Windows 7 in dual boot system that is with Windows XP or Windows Vista system, you may face hard drive partition missing. One of the causes of hard drive partition missing in Windows 7 might be because the Windows Vista or Windows XP partition drive letter is not assigned in Windows 7. If partition table is destroyed by virus or partition is deleted accidentally, the partition might get missing. Actually the partition is not lost.
After installing Windows 7 in dual boot system, you might encounter one typical issue of missing hard drive partition of Windows XP/Vista whether partition can be recognized by system or not. The partition might not be lost, but it will be missing. That means when you open your 'My Computer', you would not see the drive partitions.
In order to fix the missing partition issue, you need to hit upon 'Start' button and type 'diskmgmt.msc' on search bar. Then the 'Disk Management interface' is opened and displays all connected hard drives and partitions. Then, you need to select Drive from lower half of your disk management interface that doesn’t possess any drive letter. After that, you need to right click and Select 'Change Drive Letter and Paths' from the context menu. Then, click upon the 'Add' button in the next menu and pick a drive letter from the pull down menu. Click 'Ok' to assign selected drive letter and check your Windows Explorer or My Computer to confirm missing drive of windows XP or Vista is shown up or not.
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