Win7 won't assign drive letter after re-size & slide

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kadiir
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Win7 won't assign drive letter after re-size & slide

Post by kadiir »

Hi:

I have a hard drive (basic, simple disk) with XP & Win7 on it that are setup as primaries (limited turned off) and hidden from each other and an extended partition with a single logical drive as well.

I needed to make the Win7 partition bigger so I shrunk the logical drive (F:), shrunk the extended partition, did a slide operation to move it down.

Side note: originally there was 8 MB unallocated between the Win7 & extended partitions and when I slid the ext. partition down it combined the free space from that with that 8 MB.

I then expanded the Win7 partition by the full amount of free space.

When I boot into Win7 at first it had a drive letter on F: but within a couple of minutes it disappeared. I have not booted XP.

Disk Management shows the partition however I can't do anything with it - it won't let me assign a drive letter or check the properties of it. I get this error:

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, then restart Disk Management or restart the computer.

It does have the "Logical drive" color bar on it.

How do I fix this?

Another side note: I know BING has been superseded BIBM and I purchased BIBM but I haven't gotten around to installing it.

Thanks!
TeraByte Support
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Re: Win7 won't assign drive letter after re-size & slide

Post by TeraByte Support »

reboot.

"kadiir" wrote in message news:10502@public.bootitng...

Hi:

I have a hard drive (basic, simple disk) with XP & Win7 on it that are setup
as primaries (limited turned off) and hidden from each other and an extended
partition with a single logical drive as well.

I needed to make the Win7 partition bigger so I shrunk the logical drive
(F:), shrunk the extended partition, did a slide operation to move it down.

Side note: originally there was 8 MB unallocated between the Win7 & extended
partitions and when I slid the ext. partition down it combined the free
space from that with that 8 MB.

I then expanded the Win7 partition by the full amount of free space.

When I boot into Win7 at first it had a drive letter on F: but within a
couple of minutes it disappeared. I have not booted XP.

Disk Management shows the partition however I can't do anything with it - it
won't let me assign a drive letter or check the properties of it. I get
this error:

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, then restart Disk Management or restart the
computer.

It does have the "Logical drive" color bar on it.

How do I fix this?

Another side note: I know BING has been superseded BIBM and I purchased BIBM
but I haven't gotten around to installing it.

Thanks!

kadiir
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:50 am

Re: Win7 won't assign drive letter after re-size & slide

Post by kadiir »

The one thing I left out, lol. I have rebooted several times including power cycle.
Brian K
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Re: Win7 won't assign drive letter after re-size & slide

Post by Brian K »

kadiir,

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management? Showing the rectangles.
kadiir
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Re: Win7 won't assign drive letter after re-size & slide

Post by kadiir »

Here you go....
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kadiir
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Re: Win7 won't assign drive letter after re-size & slide

Post by kadiir »

The 48.83 GB Unallocated is my XP partition.
TeraByte Support
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Re: Win7 won't assign drive letter after re-size & slide

Post by TeraByte Support »

look in partition work on properties of each volume. what does it say?
look at the properties of the extended itself, what does it say? click the
button to recalc vchs as well.

"kadiir" wrote in message news:10511@public.bootitng...

The 48.83 GB Unallocated is my XP partition.

kadiir
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Re: Win7 won't assign drive letter after re-size & slide

Post by kadiir »

Boot It EMBRM
223/DFh - 8 MB
LBA: 63-16064
Bootable FAT12 Cluster size 4096

WinXP
7/7h - 49999 MB
LBA: 16065-102414374
Bootable NTFS Cluster size 4096

Win7x64
7/7h - 159991 MB
LBA: 102414375-430076114
Bootable NTFS Cluster size 4096

Extended
15/Fh - 743869 MB
LBA: 430076115-1953520064

Scratch (the missing logical drive)
7/7h - 743869 MB
LBA: 430076178-1953520064
Bootable NTFS Cluster size 4096

I clicked the re-calc vchs, booted into Windows, let it sit for a few minutes, checked Disk Management, same error, refreshed and rebooted, same error.
TeraByte Support
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Re: Win7 won't assign drive letter after re-size & slide

Post by TeraByte Support »

looks like it's there, you can try resizing it.

try accessing it with xp.

"kadiir" wrote in message news:10513@public.bootitng...

Boot It EMBRM
223/DFh - 8 MB
LBA: 63-16064
Bootable FAT12 Cluster size 4096

WinXP
7/7h - 49999 MB
LBA: 16065-102414374
Bootable NTFS Cluster size 4096

Win7x64
7/7h - 159991 MB
LBA: 102414375-430076114
Bootable NTFS Cluster size 4096

Extended
15/Fh - 743869 MB
LBA: 430076115-1953520064

Scratch (the missing logical drive)
7/7h - 743869 MB
LBA: 430076178-1953520064
Bootable NTFS Cluster size 4096

I clicked the re-calc vchs, booted into Windows, let it sit for a few
minutes, checked Disk Management, same error, refreshed and rebooted, same
error.

kadiir
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Re: Win7 won't assign drive letter after re-size & slide

Post by kadiir »

It is accessible with XP.

When you say I can try resizing it, what do you mean? Re-size it again with BING, Win7, or XP?
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