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Old 01-19-2014, 09:31 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by seshadri View Post
i had dual boot windows 7 (160 gb) and linux boss os(100 gb )
Did you mean two different drives or two different partitions on one drive? Do you understand the difference?

Originally Posted by seshadri View Post
this problem occured in my friends pc
So are you sure there ever was 160gb for Windows at the same time as 100gb for Linux?

Originally Posted by seshadri View Post
they said that linux partition can be deleted from disk management utility window
That is correct. I'm looking at Linux partitions in my own Windows Disk Management right now in another window.

but now it is not showing in windows 7 disk management window
Probably indicating the Linux partition does not exist.

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Old 01-19-2014, 01:17 PM   #17
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Yes - use fdisk from the command line to see what drives are being reported. Or use the drop down box (button) in the upper right on gparted - where it now says /dev/sda. You are looking for a /dev/sdb or /dev/hda or /dev/hdb.

If it DOES NOT show sdb, hda, or hdb you need to reboot into your bios and get it to detect the drive.

If this is an average desktop - a quick troubleshooting technique when a hard drive is not detected is to turn the box off, then unplug and replug the motherboard/ drive connector at both ends. Plug it back in with caution and firmness, making sure you are getting a solid connection, but not bending any pins. It occurs often enough that connections get jostled slightly when working on a box. It used to happen more often - but the newer sata connectors seem to work a little better.

[Edit] I had not thought of the possibility that there is only one drive. Well - opening the box will settle that question soon enough!

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