Windows 10: W10 update/Loss of Drive partition. Has anyone had similar problem?

Discus and support W10 update/Loss of Drive partition. Has anyone had similar problem? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, I have lost my "Photos" drive partition. The only thing I can see that has changed or could have caused it is a series of recent Windows 10... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Bob Dixson, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. W10 update/Loss of Drive partition. Has anyone had similar problem?


    Hi, I have lost my "Photos" drive partition. The only thing I can see that has changed or could have caused it is a series of recent Windows 10 automatic updates.

    The disc was partitioned for "Data" and "Photos" with the photo partition containing my editing software so I seem to have lost my Adobe photo editing software as well as 115,000 photos!!! I have most of the photos backed up but not most of those taken this year. (I know, that's stupid but we are where we are). The shortcuts still exist but the icons aren't the Adobe icons and when I click on one I get a message that the link is broken. When I go into File Explorer the Drive is no longer there.

    Has anyone had a similar problem? But more to the point, has anyone got any suggestions for recovering the partition and the software and photos?

    Help Please.

    :)
     
    Bob Dixson, Oct 13, 2019
    #1
  2. W1zzard Win User

    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Oct 13, 2019
    #2
  3. Dia01 Win User
    Partition or multiple hard drives?

    As the title suggests. Is it worth installing say a 36GB drive for the OS soley or partitioning an existing larger drive with either 2 or more partitions? I am currently running Vista 32bit and want to try out 64bit and am sick of reformatting the whole drive. Any suggestions?
     
    Dia01, Oct 13, 2019
    #3
  4. WmBlack Win User

    W10 update/Loss of Drive partition. Has anyone had similar problem?

    System Reserved Partition W10 install problems

    I have more than ample specs for W10 but the install continues to fail perhaps because I replaced the 2 hard drives with one Samsung SSD, which works great and runs W7 (64-bit) and all apps flawlessly.

    None of the suggested fixes has helped and the partition tools suggested do not show the format as depicted in the examples (perhaps due to the one SSD?).

    PC Magazine is reporting that Microsoft is preparing to push more people into upgrading to W10 through various means.

    I am concerned about that as I seem unable to address the system reserved partition problem.

    Bill Black
     
    WmBlack, Oct 13, 2019
    #4
Thema:

W10 update/Loss of Drive partition. Has anyone had similar problem?

Loading...
  1. W10 update/Loss of Drive partition. Has anyone had similar problem? - Similar Threads - W10 update Loss

  2. Has anyone else had this problem of somehow selecting programs open behind the active window?

    in Windows 10 Ask Insider
    Has anyone else had this problem of somehow selecting programs open behind the active window?: I've got a bizarre issue on my Windows 10 PC at the moment. Something, I will be working in an active program which is set to full screen, go to click on the title bar, and somehow it selects the program that is behind the active program and makes that active. The program I...
  3. Windows 10, version 1803 impossible to install - has anyone really had this update and it...

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Windows 10, version 1803 impossible to install - has anyone really had this update and it...: Every 5 days it is the same routine, update fail - can't configure components 51%. Revert back. updates downloaded - postpone 5 days. On and on 103 times. So far I have wasted vast amounts of time, updated every driver. Installed all the HP support options. Microsoft took...
  4. Has anyone had a problem with their curser moving up to the top left corner?

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Has anyone had a problem with their curser moving up to the top left corner?: My curser moves to the top left corner after about 10 minutes of computer use. At first I can move the curser down but after a few minutes the curser starts fluttering in the corner and I can't use it at this point. If anyone has had this problem what did you do to correct...
  5. Has anyone had good experience with MS Mail and Calendar?

    in Browsers and Email
    Has anyone had good experience with MS Mail and Calendar?: I have repeatedly tried Microsoft Mail and Calendar app and each time I've quit using it due to failures, bugs and my irritation with it. I just would like to know if anyone really uses it and feels secure and satisfied with it. It would seem MS could make a better mail...
  6. Has anyone received these two updates?

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Has anyone received these two updates?: Good afternoon folks, I decided to take the plunge, and now have Build 10130 as my everyday Windows installation. So far, it's not been too bad a migration from Windows 7 - I upgraded and haven't lost anything, but it took ages... I digress. Reading here - Issue in...
  7. Anyone Else had this update

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Anyone Else had this update: Has anyone else had this update downloaded and installed Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3106932) It went in ok but cant find out what it is for 28160
  8. Hard Drive Space loss after expanding partition

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Hard Drive Space loss after expanding partition: Okay I have a small problem. I have a 120 gig solid state hard drive, that I have my OS installed on (Windows 10) I was going to install windows 7 on a second partition on that hard drive, so I shrank the current partition and it gave me unallocated space. I had a...
  9. Has Anyone Had an Upgrade Notification From Windows 7 Pro?

    in Windows 10 Support
    Has Anyone Had an Upgrade Notification From Windows 7 Pro?: All my Windows 7 Home PCs at home have now been sent an upgrade notification, but none of my Windows 7 Pro PCs have. I wonder if Microsoft are holding back the Pro update on the basis that most users will download the ISO? 12604
  10. View Poll Results: Has anyone else had this problem?

    in Windows 10 Support
    View Poll Results: Has anyone else had this problem?: On my desktop PC, ugraded to 10 on Friday morning, been using all weekend no problems. On Monday we had a winter wonderland, was checking snow history when electricity went off momentarily. PC shut down. I had perhaps 5 wiindows open at the time. PC powered back with...