have no d drive after clean install win 7?

Dell / M1530
October 15, 2010 at 10:21:49
Specs: Windows 7, T8300, 4gb
I did a clean install of win 7 from vista, though when I booted now I only have a c drive, my ram is listed as 4gb in computer properties. Using fdisk, I can partition a "system reserved" of 100 mb, thats all, and there are no files here anyhow. How can I extract the files I need in my Ram, and create my D: drive to add these files? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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#1
October 15, 2010 at 10:44:49
"my ram is listed as 4gb" how much memory do u have? Post hdd capacity (eg. 80gb), have u check in disk manaagement? Are u sure u didnt delete partition D during installalation?

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#2
October 15, 2010 at 10:57:37
I have 250cdrive and 4gb in ram, though I think that is what I did, I deleted all drives, under the assumption I was doing a clean install, and now I am booting from my c drive or the rom, rather than the ram. Is there a way to fix this, without starting over? I tried to partition in fdisk, though it is not even showing my d drive anymore? Thanks for your time.

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#3
October 15, 2010 at 11:39:34
If you did a clean install and you had your hard drive partitioned, you'll have lost all your data. If you want to partition your c drive, you can use disk management.

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#4
October 15, 2010 at 11:54:12
I know I lost all my data, I actually deleted both drives when clean-installation, just thought it would automatically put my boot files and system files on the d drive, though it did not. Is there any way to get my d drive back? It is not showing in fdisk anymore.

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#5
October 15, 2010 at 13:22:24
"i actually deleted both drives" current u have a singe partition (drive C)if u want another one u have to create it. Use disk management to creat new partition (drive D).

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#6
October 15, 2010 at 13:31:05
Right, but this is only taking my c drive and partitioning it, this will not create RAM, I need to get my boot files onto my RAM, wherever that went or is. How do I get into my 4gb of Ram and add my boot files to this?

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#7
October 15, 2010 at 14:40:04
Do you have any idea what you're doing? You can't get your D partition back because you deleted it. You can create a new D if you like, but it will not contain any data. Why would you want your boot files on the D partition anyway - they belong on C. And what does RAM have to do with anything? You can't store files in RAM.

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#8
October 15, 2010 at 17:07:24
Ram is completely different from your hard drive. What is it your trying to accomplish? If you are just trying to get old data back, you can't. You've deleted it once you installed a fresh copy of windows. If its important data that you lost, you'd have to use third party recovery software to try to recover anything you've lost on your D drive.

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#9
October 19, 2010 at 20:28:18
is that why my pc starts up so slowly though because I am booting win 7 from my rom, or c drive, rather than the allocated d, or ram drive, or would this not affect it too much?

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#10
October 20, 2010 at 08:58:36
just wondering why when I right click on computer and check properties it is still stating I have 4gb allocated to ram, and 3.5 available, though I show no d drive in disk managment.

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#11
October 20, 2010 at 09:29:25
Jeremyjd, I would suggest you get a qualified tech to look into your problem...you obviously don't understand the basics.
Here is a simple how-to to help you with things you don't understand
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#12
October 20, 2010 at 09:31:24
Ram has nothing to do with it, forget the ram you don't have anything "allocated" to ram you have 4 gigs of ram in your system. It has nothing t odo with your hard drive space.

Yes you are booting from your C drive that's how it works and your C drive is not ram or rom.

Not to be rude, but it doesn't sound like you are grasping how to do this properly. Take it to a shop and get some help .


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#13
October 20, 2010 at 12:25:50
Yeah, just starting my Sophomore year at school, going for computer networking degree, I appreciate all your help, I guess I will need to research a bit more into this subject before asking questions.

Just thought win 7 would boot a bit faster thats all, I will have to dig a bit deeper and see what is the problem I guess.

Thanks for all your help though.

Jeremy


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