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lost partition after installation window 7

Last response: in Windows 7
June 23, 2012 4:56:39 AM

I have 3 partitions B, C, D but after I installed window 7 ultimate 32 bit, it lost one partition B
so how can I get partition back?
a b $ Windows 7
June 23, 2012 8:49:59 AM


have you looked in Disk Management (via control panel , Admin Tools, Computer Management)
to see if partition exists but does not have a drive letter allocated

use of B: is very unusual as it is reserved for floppy disk drive not hard disk partition
Which partition was Windows installed to ?


Mike Barnes
a b $ Windows 7
June 23, 2012 1:27:37 PM

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