Windows 10: partition became unallocated after windows 10 update

Discus and support partition became unallocated after windows 10 update in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Apologies if this is posted and/or belongs elsewhere. Interesting start to the weekend with Friday evening booting up my pc to find that Thursdays... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by sam10miller, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. partition became unallocated after windows 10 update


    Apologies if this is posted and/or belongs elsewhere.

    Interesting start to the weekend with Friday evening booting up my pc to find that Thursdays overnight update had left my partition drive unallocated. Read around for a few hours and found that reinstalling my acronis virtual disk driver would be the way to go. All seemed well and then there was another windows update and again the beyond the 2TB partition was gone. This time there is no fix with reinstalling the virtual disk driver and I don't want to mess around and wipe the perfectly good partition that Windows 10 has decided is not a fan of.

    Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

    :)
     
    sam10miller, Jan 30, 2016
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  2. partition became unallocated after windows 10 update

    Apologies if this is posted and/or belongs elsewhere.

    Interesting start to the weekend with Friday evening booting up my pc to find that Thursdays overnight update had left my partition drive unallocated. Read around for a few hours and found that reinstalling my acronis virtual disk driver would be the way to
    go. All seemed well and then there was another windows update and again the beyond the 2TB partition was gone. This time there is no fix with reinstalling the virtual disk driver and I don't want to mess around and wipe the perfectly good partition that Windows
    10 has decided is not a fan of.

    Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Sam10Miller, Jan 30, 2016
    #2
  3. partition became unallocated after windows 10 update

    Hi Sam,

    Thank you for posting your response.

    We appreciate that you have provided the information above.

    As you have stated that your Virtual Disk is the one which is affected by the updates and your hard drive does not portray the same symptoms.
    It would be more appropriate to redirect your query to the IT Professionals on TechNet Forums who are well equipped with the knowledge on this issues.

    You can click on the link below to post your query in technet forum.

    Technet forums

    I hope this will provide you the assistance that you require. Please feel free to contact Microsoft Community for Windows related queries
     
    Vanessa Sohtun, Jan 30, 2016
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  4. dalchina New Member

    partition became unallocated after windows 10 update

    Hi, you'll need a partition manager such as this to recover your partition(s) - hopefully...:
    MiniTool Free Partition Manager for Window 8/7/vista/xp | Partition Wizard Free Edition
    (See last section on recovery)

    Note- there's also a free boot CD.

    It depends which disk you need to recover- if separate from your OS, should be relatively easy.
    If it contains your OS, you'd need to use the boot CD and configure your BIOS or UEFI to boot from it - for example.
     
    dalchina, Jan 31, 2016
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