My F:/ Partition has dissappeared.

Microsoft Windows 7 professional
April 6, 2010 at 23:50:56
Specs: Windows 7 Pro
I came home from work today, and my computer's F: partition was gone.
Most recent change to the system would be Norton Partition Magic 8. Tried the program out the other day, but didnt really touch any option. Just opened it up to see what its all about. I have 1 500 Gb hard drive that i split 15 Gb out for windows 7. the remaining how ever much space is used for all of my programs, games, music such.

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#1
April 7, 2010 at 06:23:21
I don’t know about Norton PM, but go to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Folder Options > View Tab and make sure there is not a tick in ’Hide empty drives in the Computer folder‘ and further down, confirm that there is a tick in ‘Show drive letters’.

Now right-click Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management, then right-click the disk’s graphic icon (or unallocated space) and change the drive letter to one nearer the end of the alphabet. If it doesn’t have a letter, assign one to it.


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#2
April 7, 2010 at 12:13:37
So, this partition housing your programs, games, etc is the missing one - is that right?

Windows 7 News!


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#3
April 7, 2010 at 22:50:14
Yes, my Storage partition is the one that's missing.

When i go to Disk management, and attempt to change the drive letter, it brings up this interesting message:

The operation failed to complete because the Disk Management console view is not up to date. Refresh the view by using the refresh task. If the problem persists, close disk Management console, then restart Disk Management or restart the computer.

I try what the message suggests, but it doesn't change anything.

When i attempt to delete or format the partition (even though that's the last thing i want.. 200 GB of music and movies would be lost, including all of my stuff for school) a very similar message appears:

An unexpected error has occurred. Check the System Event Log for more information on the error. Close the DM console, then restart DM or restart computer.

I'm reinstalling Partition magic to see if i can get something to work.


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#4
April 8, 2010 at 09:32:24
I'm reinstalling Partition magic

I hope you've not already done that because you may end up having your whole machine trashed. M$ has stated HERE that Symantec Norton PM8 is incompatible with Win7, as has Norton Symantec themselves HERE

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