Windows takes care of assigning drive letters - so don't worry about them.
My question about the installation are:
- did someone else do the installation for you?
- if not, then what did you do and how did you install Windows on this particular hard drive.
The Windows installer automatically creates those (missing) partitions - so something happened to those partitions during the installation, or afterwards.
FYI - I am very familiar with the standard techniques/processes of Windows installations.
But I do not spend much time messing with the partitions.
And if I do mess with them, I use diskmgmt.msc and diskpart to do my work.
In short, I'm not an expert at this stuff. I can tell when the system isn't working correctly, but my "fixes" for this sort of thing are limited to wiping the drive and reinstalling Windows (and that doesn't sound like what you're looking for here).
I've got a brand new Lenovo laptop that came from the factory with 6 partitions visible in diskmgmt.msc. As I recall, there's a minimum of 5 partitions created when Windows installs
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