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I lost a HDD partition when I installed a SSD

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I recently installed a crucial C300 128GB SSD in my computer, and now cant find a partition from my original HDD. Prior to installation, the specs were:

P55-UD4P mobo
Intel i5-570 cpu
2x2GB DDR3 Kingston hyperx RAM
NVIDIA GTX-480 video card
Seagate 1TB HDD
Win-7 64 home premium.

I had 3 partitions on my seagate HDD (and sadly, no backup HDD arrangement) - C: Program files and win7, D: Data Files, F: Empty. I disconnected that HDD and installed the crucial SSD, and installed the same Win-7 copy on the SSD. I then re-connected the HDD, and it only shows 1 partition - the partition with the program files. My system shows - C: Local Disk (the SSD with win7), D: Main drive (the old HDD program partition only), E: System Reserved

I tried turning off the computer and removing the SSD and booting from the HDD, but it won't boot. I assume this is because I re-installed the same win7 license on the SSD. I tried running EASUS partition recovery 5.1, but it did not find the other partitions.

Any ideas?
post #2 of 12
go to start menu go to disk management

its probably in there but not assigned a letter
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What do you see in Disk Management (Start > right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management)?
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I see

(c: ) simple basic NTFS Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
Main Drive (D: ) simple basic NTFS Healthy (Primary partition)
*SAMSUNG (F: ) simple Basic NTFS Healthy (Active, Primary Partition)
System Reserved simple basic NTFS Healthy (system, active, primary partition)
System Reserved (E: ) simple Basic NTFS Healthy (Active, Primary Partition)

*this is an external HDD I installed just now as a backup drive to prevent this in the future

On the lower half of the screen I see
Disk 0 - system reserved, (C: )
Disk 1 - SAMSUNG (F: )
Disk 2 - System Reserved, Main DRive (D: )
CD-ROM 0 - DVD(G: )
post #5 of 12
Hmm... So the data partition is on Disk 2? And all you see there is the two partitions System Reserved and D:? There aren't any unmounted sections? Could you post a screenshot maybe?
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Ok, will post later today since I have to run to work now.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nephros View Post
because you have 2 primary partions. only 1 can be active at a time. convert it to another type
post #9 of 12
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Thanks! Is there a way to do that without losing the data on that partition?
post #10 of 12
I think so. But im not sure so don't quote me.
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