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Deleted partition, now cannot boot!

Q: Deleted partition, now cannot boot!

So, I decided a week ago to install Ubuntu 11.04 alongside my Windows 7, which as you know, created a new parition. As you also know, Ubuntu likes to use it's own boot manager. Well, I decided that I was going to download and install the Windows 8 Build 7955 (as I found on Windows 8 Forums) onto the partition that was occupied by Ubuntu.. so, I downloaded the image and then, in my disk management, deleted the entire parition that Ubuntu was installed on. I went to restart my computer to finish an AntiVirus update shortly thereafter, and got a message saying something along the lines of "Grub error; unknown filesystem." I attempted a repair with my disc and nothing worked.

Right now, I am installing Windows 7 on the new parition in the hopes that I can get it working again, just to get at my files on the main parition. If not, I do have a SATA-to-USB adapter that I can use to manually extract the files onto another computer, and then just wide the drive entirely, but I'm really hoping I don't have to do that, as it would be SUCH a nuisance if I had to re-do EVERYTHING on my laptop. So, what I'm asking is, if the fresh install on the new partition doesn't work, is there any way to restore the original boot manager, or am I kinda dead in the water?

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A: Deleted partition, now cannot boot!

Your current process will most likely solve the issue for you as the new installation should see the old installation and allow for it in the newly created bootmgr.

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I essentially decided to use my hard-drive for two different forms of Windows XP 32 and 64-bit. This was some time ago, and it ended up with the 64-bit partition (C:\) as my system partition. The 32-bit partition (E:\) was considered a logical drive, and I used it almost entirely, due to the fact that my CD Key for 64-bit will no longer work, for whatever reason.

Eventually, I decided that I needed the space from the old, unused 64-bit partition, and since both partitions had Windows installed on them, I thought it'd be no problem to just delete 64-bit and merge the remaining space with my 32-bit partition.

Unfortunately, before I got that far, I found out that my 32-bit partition no longer will boot. After reading up on it, I found out about the system partition and all that stuff that I messed up by deleting the 64-bit partition.

I've tried to use the recovery console via boot CD, but when using BootCFG, the /SCAN function doesn't recognize the 32-bit partition. I've verified that the files are still there (installed another partition with windows and checked via explorer), but even with an edited boot.ini, the Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit partition won't boot beyond the blue screen, windows logo after "Welcome".

Is there anyway to salvage and fix the partition? I'd rather avoid losing all the driver installations and registry keys I have on the other partition, and would much rather just make that drive the system partition... Read more

A:Multiboot, Accidentally deleted System Partition. Cannot boot other partition

Oh. Also, when in Windows Setup, the 32-bit partition in question can be seen, and is stated as "in a format not suitable to Windows Installation" or similar. I can enter it in Recovery Console, but it does not recognize that Windows is installed on it. Partition table?

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Hi,
It has happened to me twice...I accidentally deleted a partition and later found out that my system is dead....The only way I recover out of that is I reinstall Windows and then install grub again to recover the Linux partition. But I feel the delete partition is a very rapid process just taking seconds and in that I don't think files would be deleted, so I feel potentially I can recover the deleted partitions including the boot partition. But I don't know how to do it. Also now when the boot partition is deleted and the system is not booting up what should be done to recover the system and data?
Thanks in advance,
-pkd
 

A:How to recover deleted grub/boot partition in Windows XP(Dual boot system))

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I used EASEUS Partition Master to delete an OEM partition which was a system recovery partition from the original Windows XP install.

I then expanded C to fill the complete drive as it is only 80GB. Those two actions ran as 1 job.

Now the system will not boot.

I tried some tips from this forum, including using the Recovery menu from the Win 7 disk, but it has not helped at all.

The disk is now listed as Disk 0 Partition 1. It has no drive letter.

If I let the Win 7 install disk run up to the part where you select the install disk it says, "Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The partition was reserved by the computer's Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)".

I do not understand why it says that is the OEM partition, as I told EASEUS to delete the OEM partition and then expand C to fill the disk. Surely it should be the C drive now.

Have I totally screwed it up?

Is there any way I can recover my C drive and my Windows 7 install?

A:Deleted OEM Partition and now cannot boot

If you can boot in safe mode and get to system restore, that will probably work.


If not this should work, too

System Repair Disc - Create

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HP/Compaq 6910p laptop running on Win XP Home. I'm a rookie and not very computer savvy, but I'll try and give a little history? I know I shouldn't have messed around with this.

I was infected with the Alureon virus according to MSE in boot something or another (I can't remember, and I know I should have wrote it down). But MSE couldn't remove it and I was tired of every time MSE notifying me of the virus right after restart. After reading online about Avast doing boot-time scans I decided uninstall MSE to try Avast, but no luck after several attempts. Then tried malwarebytes, but didn't even find anything. So, I read online in the link below and that's where I really screwed up. I deleted the 2mb partition like it said and then my computer wouldn't boot after restart.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_scanning/how-to-remove-trojandosalureone/1791a068-a6ec-43be-aa66-9968f01cfa16

Originally the laptop had Win Vista Business, but went to Win XP Pro, and then Win XP Home. I have the Win XP Upgrade disk I used to do the last install, but it's not working in stall or "R" mode. It says it can't find the hard drive and I also attached a picture. Then I tried my buddy's Dell "Re-installation DVD Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit and says I have 2 partitions. See attached for pictures. I'm not sure what to do at this point? Any help you guys can give me is greatly appreciated. I don... Read more

A:*Please Help!* I Believe I Deleted the Boot Partition?

The Windows Upgrade Disk I believe does not have the recovery options on it.

However, I will report this to the people who deal with unbootables to provide you with some assistance.

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Hello,
I recently partitioned my Asus ROG G750JW into 2 main parts: One 300GB for a mackintosh, and one 6** (remaining space) for windows 8. That worked fine, until I tried to format what I thought was random partition with a size of 128MBs. I believe this to be the EFI partition, and you know what that does. I cannot boot to windows 8 or mac, and windows boot manager no longer shows up in BIOS. I have a windows 8 reinstall disk and the hackintosh install disk. When trying to refresh from the windows reinstall disk, I get an error saying that the disk is locked. What I need to know is if there is any way to restore this without erasing my hard drive. I do not have access to a windows computer (I can if I have to, but it wouldn't be ideal), but do have access to a mac. I don't have restore points, even if I did they are on the now one-huge partition, which by the way is listed as MBR format. Thanks in advance, -AJ

A:(Accidentally) Deleted EFI Partition, can't boot.

Do you have something you can boot and get into a command prompt for Windows? If so, you may be able to recreate the MSR partition.

If you can, run Diskpart and list the disks and select the correct one with the install, probably disk 0. Then list the partitions and copy that listing and post it next time.

Diskpart
lis dis
sel dis 0
lis par

exit

What might be happening is you removed a partition in a sequence which changed the partition number the boot manager is looking for..but just a guess. Restoring it may or may not help the situation now... You may end up having to run a bcdboot command to reset the boot entries for Windows 8.

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Using Partition Magic, I deleted the factory Recovery partition off of my Dell Studio 1558 laptop that was running Windows 7 and now my computer will not boot. The message that i get is,
"PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
Operating System not found"

Help a dumb guy out please :D

A:Deleted Recovery Partition and now i cannot boot

That partition was probably also the active boot partition, with just Windows (without boot files) installed on the main, inactive partition.

That partition was also the only method you had of recovering Windows to it's factory defaults - and you've blown it away.

Before doing anything potentially risky like that, you should have created a full back up image of the entire hard drive. As it is, I can't see how you are going to avoid having to purchase a new copy of Windows now.

There is just one thing that might work. Borrow a Win7 DVD and perform a repair install, using your own product key if prompted for it.
How to Repair a Corrupt Windows 7 Installation | PCWorld


How to Repair Windows 7 Installation

It's perfectly legal to borrow a Windows disc if your just using it to fix an existing installation.

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Not really accident, I thought that was a random partition and now I cant boot to windows anymore. I can still boot into ubuntu(dual boot). I tried windows 7 recovery cd but no luck. I can access the c drive from ubuntu and everything, but I cannot boot into windows. Is there a way to fix the problem?

A:accidentally deleted boot partition

Now I can't boot into anything please me.

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Have an XP which stuck on "Verifying DMI Pool Data.."

There was a partition of 5Mb which couldn't be read via a linux Live CD, so I assumed it was corrupted and deleted it in the hope of creating a new partition on the unpartitioned space

Reloaded the XP setup CD and now only see the main partition with the OS on it, so I can't replicate that 5Mb partition (which must have some Boot function?)

Now when I boot, I get DISK BOOT FAILURE....

Does XP really need an extra partition to boot from ?

I tried FIXBOOT and FIXMBR and comes back with an error
When the small partition was there - FIXBOOT would ask about drive E...

Any ideas ?

A:Deleted Small Partition - Now Won't Boot

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

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Have an XP which stuck on "Verifying DMI Pool Data.."

There was a partition of 5Mb which couldn't be read via a linux Live CD, so I assumed it was corrupted and deleted it in the hope of creating a new partition on the unpartitioned space

Reloaded the XP setup CD and now only see the main partition with the OS on it, so I can't replicate that 5Mb partition (which must have some Boot function?)

Now when I boot, I get DISK BOOT FAILURE....

Does XP really need an extra partition to boot from ?

I tried FIXBOOT and FIXMBR and comes back with an error
When the small partition was there - FIXBOOT would ask about drive E...

Any ideas ?
 

A:Deleted Small Partition - Now Won't Boot

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I have an HP Compaq 6910p laptop, with Windows Vista 64 bit Ultimate. It has been working perfectly.

Today I used Acronis True Image to make a complete PC backup. When I started Acronis, a pop-up asked me if I wanted to protect my laptop by letting Acronis create a secure partition to do backups in. Foolishly I pressed the button, and it created a 35GB hidden partition, cutting the C: drive down from 75GB to 40GB.

This is too small for my needs, so I tried to reverse the chamge. Acronis let me delete the partition, but it then became unallocated space. I tried various tools to increase the C: partition back to 75GB, but withoit success. Then I tried Parted Magic, a live CD, and this allowed me to grow the C: partition back to 75GB, preserving all of its data including the OS.

However now the laptop will not boot. The error message refers to the file "\windows\system32\winload.exe" which does exist, along with all the usual folders (Boot\, Windows\, Program Files\ etc.).

I notice from Parted Magic that the single partition does not seem to be called a drive letter. It is called "/dev/sda1", mounted on /media/sda1. Could this be an issue? I can't see how to assign it a letter.

I'd be grateful for any suggestions.

A:Deleted partition, now Vista won't boot

OK - I've found the solution!

In case it helps others, here is the article I found which explains that this is a normal situation after resizing a partition, and the answer is to boot from an appropriate Vista installation or recovery disc and select "Repair".

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-gparted-to-resize-your-windows-vista-partition/

I did that, and now the laptop boots from its hard drive again.

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I will be most grateful if anyone can help -
 
Messing about deleting empty partitions on my Samsung Ativ 700t and I think I deleted an important partition. 

Foolishly I thought it would only need the main C: one as that said it had all the boot files and system etc so I deleted the rest - there was 6 or 7 apparently empty recovery partitions I wiped.
 
.... But now it will not boot.
 
I have booted into my recovery USB I made which I thought would fix any probs but 
Refresh says the drive is locked
Reset says a required partition is missing
Re-image cannot find a system image
Startup repair could not repair my PC
 
I went into diskpart and there is just one partition now
Partition 1.     Type primary.        Size 58GB.     Offset 929Mb
 
I have a feeling it has (or had) some new complicated setup that used extra partitions which it had no more.
 
I also realise now that it had no coa windows key externally so I can't just reinstall and also I think it used some info in other partitions so I could access Samsung software.
 
Oh dear.  Can anyone help me fix this or at least explain what it is I've messed up as I thought I only needed my main partition with boot and system files
 
Thx

A:deleted windows 8.1 partition & wont boot!

You have deleted all of the factory recovery software and images.factory image a 499mb (Recovery Partition) , BOOT PARTITION 300mb (EFI System Partition) , C: (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition) , Recovery Software 14gb (Recovery Partition) and a 1gb (Recovery Partition) Your computer wont boot because the EFI System partition was deleted.   Samsung support and order new recovery media.

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Hi, I'm using Windows7, dual boot with Linux Ubuntu 10.04, Recently, I installed another OS (Linux Mint). Before installing this Mint, I deleted primary partition (sda1) and created entended partition from the earlier primary partition sda1. Since that, I cannot boot into my Windows7 anymore (received error message something like "no bootable device insert boot disk and press any key"), but I've no problem in booting into both Linux Ubuntu and Mint.

I've tried a few things, but seems like the luck is not with me. Below are the things that I've tried:

1. Boot Recovery Disc Windows7 and done the Repair Startup many times (more than 5 times), still no luck.

2. Boot Recovery Disc Windows7 and chose Command Prompt to use:
Bootrec /scanos - The Windows is listed.
Bootrec /fixboot - No element found,
Bootrec /fixmbr - Completed succesfully.

3. Boot Recovery Disc Windows7 and chose Command Prompt to use Diskpart, everything seems okay for the list disk, select disk, list partiton, select partion, except the "active" command. I've been prompted with something like "Virtual Disk Service Error: the specified partition type is not valid for this operation".

I've installed back grub for me to log in into Linux Ubuntu/Mint. From Linux Gparted, I can see this windows partition is flagged as boot. Currently, I've unplugged the other 320 GB hard disk and only use one 320 GB hard disk for all the OS above. I've read a few threads with similar is... Read more

A:Can't boot into Windows7 after deleted primary partition.

I think a screen shot of the disk manger will be helpful.

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Have an XP which stuck on "Verifying DMI Pool Data.."

There was a partition of 5Mb which couldn't be read via a linux Live CD, so I assumed it was corrupted and deleted it in the hope of creating a new partition on the unpartitioned space

Reloaded the XP setup CD and now only see the main partition with the OS on it, so I can't replicate that 5Mb partition (which must have some Boot function?)

Now when I boot, I get DISK BOOT FAILURE....

Does XP really need an extra partition to boot from ?

I tried FIXBOOT and FIXMBR and comes back with an error
When the small partition was there - FIXBOOT would ask about drive E...

Any ideas ?

A:[SOLVED] Deleted Small Partition - Now Won't Boot

Are you sure it was as small as 5MB? What make/model is the PC?

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Well as you know kids play on the computer and so, my partition from which windows 7 boots got formated and cleaned out however there is another computer that is the exact same as that one, is there any way I can extract the partition from that computer and turn it into an ISO place it on a bootable USB disk and boot from it?

A:Windows 7 boot Partition Deleted - How to transfer from another Com

Not clear what you are asking.

Do you want to transfer the installation from the other machine onto your own?

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So.. I was trying to get a dual boot setup of Win7 and Ubuntu where I had 1 partition for Win7, another for Ubuntu, and a third neutral partition accessible from either OS where I would house all of my data. The problem is, my computer already had 3 partitions set up: Win7, the system boot partition, and one called PQService. Because I could not find a tutorial to delete pqservice, I decided to delete my system partition, even though this seemed a little more risky (apparently it was lol.) I used this tutorial: TeraByte Unlimited Knowledge Base to copy the boot files to the windows partition and delete it. I then booted into a Live CD of Ubuntu, and used Gparted to move my win7 partition in order to get rid of the 100MB of unallocated hard drive space. I then attempted to restart my computer into Windows and i got an error saying that windows could not boot because of some recent hardware changes.
Is there anyway I could get back into windows without reinstalling it? Do I need to figure out some way to restore my System partition? Is there someway I could get windows to boot without doing either of those?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Deleted System Partition Win7 Now It Wont Boot. Please Help.

Try doing a repair using the installation disk.

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So I was trying to install the OS into my 3TB hard drive and after finding the exact same one on sale, I bought another to set up RAID 1. I noticed in disk mgr that my partitions were all messed up (3 total - 350gb, 2.xxtb, and 6xxgb) where I was suppose to select drives to install windows to and I figured I can delete them all and merge it to create one big drive since I had UEFI BIOs and mobo was able to recognize the 3tb HDD. So i went ahead and deleted everything so i can do a fresh install and not knowing otherwise, i deleted the 100mb boot partition or whatever you call it. after my first restart, i got the bootdisk error message with the ctrl+alt+del to restart. Thinking I didnt format it correctly, I took the drive out and formatted it on another computer, now all i get is the ASUS welcome screen with the msg on the bottom to press del to enter bios. I have restarted multiple times and it seems like pressing anything is unresponsive. HOWEVER, after disconnecting the hard drives, I was able to boot from the DVD and get to the Windows 7 repair screen. The tricky part is that after I go through this process and plugged in the HDDs mid-boot, the system was not able to recognize the HDDs at all. So where do i go from here?

I tried doing the Clr RTC ram jumper, then did that AND removed battery to MB, and lastly updated to the most recent BIOs version but have not yet resulted in a different outcome...still stuck in ASUS mb unresponsive splash screen? HE... Read more

A:Deleted 100mb partition, mobo cant boot OR read HDD now... HELP!!

here is what gregrocker advised me to do, done everything except partition wizard as the mobo freezes and can'tget into BIOs when I have my HDD plugged in....

GregRocker
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Many HD's that large require a BIOS update to be read. Check the Support Downloads webpage for your model mobo for latest BIOS update.

If none then reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

You need to follow this procedure to install to UEFI BIOS: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

Set HD first to boot, reboot and tap the key given on first boot screen for BIOS boot menu, choose DVD drive.

If this fails, wipe the HD with Clean command: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation.
If disk will not boot via BIOS or one-time BIOS boot menu key after trying it repeatedly, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD which will autostart, wipe the HD, then DVD should autostart.
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Hi Friends,

Mine is Dell xps 13 ultrabook shipped with windows 7. I thought of installing ubuntu, so I unknowingly deleted recovery partition, formatted it and installed ubuntu. Now ubuntu is working fine. But in grub, I am not able to see windows. So I followed this tutorial How to Manually Repair Windows 7 Boot Loader Problems - How-To Geek to fix my windows. But it didnt work

In second screenshot, Windows 7 option didnt appear. I clicked next and did Startup repair which didnt help and then went to command prompt to execute the two commands

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot

The first command executed successfully but the second command gave me an error "the volume does not contain a recognized file system"

How can I recover my windows . Please help. I need windows badly

Thanks!

A:Deleted Recovery partition. Unable to boot into windows now.

Hi Rajeshksv37,

Welcome to SevenForums.

If you are in U.S.A, fill in the Media Request form and submit online. https://support.dell.com/support/top.../backupcd_form

Other than U.S.A., please contact DELL Technical Support in your country and request backup disc for your system.

DELL will send you the OS Reinstall Disk free of cost.

With it in hand, you may do a clean install and then install Ubuntu, Kubuntu or whatever.

Whatever other course you want to try, you are free to do it, but try to get the free OS reinstall disk from Dell. It will keep you in good stead.

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Yeah I really messed up here ... Ok so I went ahead and tested out Linux Mint 11. Looked good, so I wanted to install it alongside my Windows 7 for a dual-boot. When it came time to select the partition to install on, I DELETED a ~69gb partition, and created two partitions from the freed unused space, ext4 and linux-swap. I believe something was on that partition that was needed... >_> Linux Mint now works fine. But when I turn on the computer and select Win 7 from the grub loader, Windows starts up (The flag animation), but turns to Blue Screen midway and the computer reboots. I still have my partition in which Windows was installed, with WINDOWS, USERS, SYSTEM32, and all my documents. etc... but I cant boot into Windows.

Anything I can do to repair this? Or am I stuck like this forever?

A:Deleted a partition. Installed Linux. Can't boot into Windows

You can try Startup Repair but I don't know if that will help

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Hello all

I am sitting here with a buddies DELL inspiron M5030. I am currently getting the "Windows failed to start" that lists "File:\boot\BDC" "status: 0xc000000F

What I don't have:

The original windows install/repair CD. It did not ship with the laptop, and he didn't make a copy. ( I know this cd would easily fix my problem )

I also only have a general idea as to the variety of the operating system: the owners tells me its windows 7 64bit but doesn't know the variety. Not sure if that matters)

What happened is

I guess while he and his friend were trying to install a "duel boot Linux Mint 13 partition" they ran into some issues with several small partitions which confused them during the install. Somehow this confusion led them to delete? format? or change the status of the most important partition on a windows machine. (they say they did not delete or format it, they said they accidently switched it to active)

The owner was having problems with slow operation before and is what led him to install a mint partition on my advice. Since I underestimated the difficulty of accomplishing the task I have volunteered to try and fix it.

questions: ( I am trying to find a fix that does not involve a 3gig download )

Are there any options short of downloading an ISO of windows 7?
can a recovery repair disk accomplish this task?
can one be downloaded?

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A:A buddy accidentally deleted his boot partition. questions?

Have a look at what partitions are still there with the linux's partition manager program.

There should be a very small one (100 mb or so) at the beginning of the drive, set that to active if it isn't already, as that contains the Win7 bootloaders.
There should be another around 5 GB or less that is the recovery partition. If you are relatively lucky during POST (there is white text on blackscreen) there is a key you can press to initiate a recovery to factory conditions. If the partition with that is still there anyway.
There should be the primary partition which should be pretty big and not marked as active.

WHat do you see?

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I have a 1.5TB HD of which I originally created 3 partitions of around 500GB each (C, D, and E). I have Drive C: which is my main Windows 7 Ultimate x64 partition. I had an older installation of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 residing on Drive D:. I simply use Drive E: as storage of large media like movies, software, music, or anything else and it does not have an operating system installed.

Yesterday I decided it was time to format my old Windows installation on Drive D: hoping to merge it with my storage drive E: Big mistake, because it turned out Drive D: was my system partition. When my computer tried rebooting after completing the format I got a hang while the post screen says "Loading Operating System..." indefinitely. I initially panicked and tried to re-install windows 7 with my install DVD back onto Drive D: and it still wouldn't boot.

That's when I found a few promising discussions on this forum that gave me hope; mainly starting on the third page of this following thread between user rogerfour and the always helpful gregrocker: Changing the System Partition?

As Gregrocker suggests, I downloaded and burned a bootable image of Partition Wizard. Unfortunately, my entire disk and all the partitions are listed as Dynamic Disk instead of Basic. When I try and do anything inside Partition Wizard it gives an error popup saying it does not support Dynamic Disks in the free version! (╯?□?)╯︵ ┻━┻

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A:Accidentally Deleted system partition. Cannot boot. Dynamic Drives.

Dynamic disks are pretty much to be avoided at all costs. It usually happens when a user tries to make a 4th partition. A warning should come up asking if you want to convert to dynamic. The correct answer should be "no!!!!!".

Is your data backed up?

You probably have to convert dynamic back to basic. It's doable and there may be a tutorial on this forum about it--if not, there are instructions on the net if you google.

It isn't pretty and your data is at some risk if not backed up.

Are you using version 4.2 of Partition Wizard?

Greg should see this and can give you more details.

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Hello.  Running Vista HP.  Computer was slow, VERY slow.  Could access start and run.  Rebooted with Hitman Pro USB.  Options 1 and 2 only booted to a black screen.  Option 3 booted and HMP found 1472 items, 1 boot sector virus (I failed to write the name down), and 15 other threats.  I've used HMP what seems like hundreds of times before and never had an issue like this.
 
Computer reboots into recovery mode (Sony recovery partition).  Used testdisc to see if it could find the missing partition and it did, but says it can't recover it because drive is too small.  Nothing else has been done and the drive was far from being full.
 
Any suggestions?

A:Hitman pro deleted boot sector virus, now partition is missing

Hi and welcome.
 
Lets give it a try.
 
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
 
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
 
Plug the flash drive into the infected PC.

If you are using Windows 8 consult How to use the Windows 8 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt to enter System Recovery Command prompt.

 
If you are using Vista or Windows 7 enter System Recovery Options.
 
To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:

Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
Note: In case you can not enter System Recovery Options by using F8 method, you can use Windows installation disc, or make a repair disc. Any Windows installation disc or a repair disc made on another computer can be used.

To make a repair disk on Windows 7 consult: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.html
 
 
To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:

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Background information

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L50-B with Intel Core i7 and AMD Radeon R7 M260. It came with Windows 8 pre-installed when I first bought it, but I soon wiped the disk to install Windows 7 instead. I also installed Ubuntu on a separate partition so I could dual boot. So the GRUB bootloader replaced the MBR. This isn't the issue though, just want to inform the laptop is running in CSM mode(or legacy) instead of UEFI.
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First of all, before you assume, the hard drive is working perfectly. I can still boot to Windows and it works fine. More on this at the end.

Now the issue is, I removed the Ubuntu partition, and I've really no idea what I did wrong with restoring/fixing the MBR. Now, whenever I try to boot, it displays "No boot device found". I've tried:

- Windows Recovery
- Windows Recovery using disk
- Parted Magic (Hiren's BootCD)

Mainly, I tried to restore and fix the MBR using bootsect and bootrec (fixmbr, fixboot and rebuildbcd). Also automated repair using the recovery.

As I mentioned above, I don't think it's a problem with the hard drive, since I'm posting this very question from this problematic laptop, on the main Windows installation.

I can still boot into windows, but only using either:

- Windows recovery disk (without booting into the disk, just have it in
the drive when booting)
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A:“No boot device found” & accidentally deleted Reserved Partition

Welcome to WSF amirasyraf. Seeing that you have the Win7 disk I would go for a Repair Install "No Data will be lost in this process"

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I accidently deleted :

- Drive C partition
- System partition (100mb)
- MBR partition

when i was trying to install fresh windows 7.

now i only have :

- Disk 0 Unallocated Space
- Disk 0 Partition 1: Data (Drive D)

when i try to make new partition in Unallocated Space, it says

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."

Please, can anyone help me to fix this?
And i need my Drive D untouchable. (not to be deleted)

A:Deleted C drive, system and MBR partition. Can't make new partition

Try to define a primary active partition in the allocated space. Use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard - it is the last box on the website. Burn that .iso to CD and boot with the CD. Here are How To tutorials.

Technical Support of free partition magic, partition manager servre, partition software and partition magic server - Partition Wizard

Then you should be able to install into that partition.

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Hello, I've been wanted to reformat my computer for a while now. So today I deleted my OS's partition, but then I came up with an error saying "windows cannot be installed to this disk GPT." I backed up everything on another partition. But now I can't even access it because I have no OS. I can delete the hard drive clean and install a new windows through there, but that would mean losing all of my data. Is there any way I can boot my computer to recover those files? This is on an ASUS n56, laptop.

Thank you for reading!

A:Deleted my OS partition, but have info on another partition..

What is the exact error message? " windows cannot be installed to this disk GPT." doesn't quite describe the exact problem you are having. Kindly post the full error message, we need the specifics.

What version of Windows do you intend to install? Seven | 8 | 8.1 (32-bit | 64-bit).

How did you delete the OS partition (Windows media or other utility?).

Did you perform any other partition operations other than just deleting the partition? For example, converting from GPT to MBR disk or vice versa, creating new partitions, etc?

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I put 7100 on a second partition on my p.c. so I could test it out since I have had to revert to 7000 paritition on this machine on all builds after 7022 due to internet loss bug. However I have solved the problem and am now ready to move the second partition over onto the first one, which I have done before with Win7 since it has a hidden partition with its boot manager and so it doesn't rely on C: drive to boot.

Normally I would use Disk Management to delete the first partiition, then use Partition Magic Pro 9 to move the second partition over onto the first one's free space. It has worked several times so far, but the problem is that I am not sure I want to have as a long-term main partition one which is labeled "F." Is this going to be a problem somewhere down the line? I cannot find a way to change the drive letter on a primary system partition like this to letter "C" which is now available. Any suggestions or do I just need to clean install?

A:Moving 2nd partition onto deleted 1st partition?

No problems will occur. You can change the drive letters by accessing Disk Management, right clicking on the "F" partition, and pressing "Change Drive Letter and Paths". If there is no "C" drive present or "C" has not already been assigned, then it should work.

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Before Win7 I had Win XP SP3.
I did clean installation (deleted Program Files partition and C:\) partition, but somehow, my "Programming" partition got deleted as well.
It was 10 GB, and had some VERY important data on it.
When I go to Storage Manager, it's shown as part of C: partition, as you can see on image.

Now, when I try to right click it, this is how menu looks:

And, when I try to change it's drive letters and paths, it pops this error:


I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64, build 7100 (RC).

Anyone knows how can I solve this problem?

Few notes:
1. I have 2 Hard Drives - 600 and 240 GB.
2. Unallocated space is for my new XP installation.
3. Partition E:\ is for movies, G:\ is for installations and .exe files, D:\ is "Program Files" partition.

A:Partition problem - Partition deleted or something?

Hi Blazeme welcome to the forums,

Have you tried setting the partition as active? You will need to set 'Mark partition as active' in order to allocate it a drive letter.

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HP probook 4510s windows 7 32bit 350gb 4gb ram 2.2 ghz
I did a "disk sanitizer" and the laptop isn't rebooting right or reading my operating system cd it says "NON-SySTEM ERROR OR DISK REPLACE AND STRIKE ANY KEY WHEN READY"
1) i removed all assceraries from the leptop
2) ran a diagnostic test all passed
3) here are some photos attachments
4) i think i deleted the partition and the OPS wind.7
Please thanks

A:deleted partition & OPS need help

Hello tazloccsta and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm guessing you used HP Disk Sanitizer. As you probably know, this is a utility that can securely erase all data from a hard drive.

HP ProtectTools - keep data, networks and communications protected from threats

Ordinarily I'd suggest you try to return your computer to a previous condition by using a restore point from a date/time prior to using Disk Sanitizer. But I'm not at all confident this would work. It would be way too easy for an unauthorized person to gain access to your computer and "undelete" the data you thought had been securely deleted. But you can give it a try.

System Restore

One of the Forum experts has prepared a couple of troubleshooting guides that may help.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Or you might want to skip directly to a repair install. It will try to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc. It would probably take less than an hour and if it works, you'd just have to reinstall Windows Updates.

Repair Install

You could also use this opportunity to do a clean reinstall and eliminate the HP bloatware and useless factory installed utilities that just slow down a machine.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hey guys,

So this is my problem:

I have a 500GB Maxtor Hard disk, and I went to install windows xp, but during the installation i saw that it was split into different partitions. I have no idea why but i deleted one of them. Now i think the entire hard disk is screwed up. When i connected it to my laptop using a SATA docking station, under disk management it gives me my C drive which is disk 0 and it gives me the Maxtor hard disk which is disk 1. But disk 1 is split into 100mb, 60Gb and 405.66 GB with the 405.66 being unallocated. What should i do to make it 1 500GB harddisk.

Pls Helpp!!!
 

A:Please help with deleted partition

Assuming the disk does not contain an operating system, or any personal data you need, just remove the partitions, so the whole disk is unallocated, then create a simple partition the entire size of the disk e.g. 465GB in size.
 

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Hey guys, have a client with a WinXP workstation. They showed up one morning to find this one un-bootable. I've diagnosed it to the point where I can recover the partition but wanted to bounce it off you guys real quick to see if you think I should look for a CMOS virus or..?

Thanks so much!

EDIT: Should have mentioned, I've got the IDE drive plugged into my laptop via a USB adapter cable right now. The workstation itself if sitting on the desk powerless and cracked open.

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I own a Dell Studio 1555 laptop having Vista 32-bit. But it was giving problems so i wanted to install Windows XP, so when I inserted the disc, after loading all the drivers it showed a blue screen. I tried several times but same error was coming. I was having a DOS disc, with that i deleted the partitions coz i was thinking the recovery drive was not allowing me to install XP. But now neither i can create a partition nor i can install any OS. Please suggest what to do ?

Moreover is there any chance of warranty being void since i bought it just 4 months back ?

A:Partition Deleted

Hello Ayan007, welcome to Seven Forums!



If you didn't create the "Recovery Disks" before you deleted the "Recovery Partition" then you may have done away with the only way to recover your PC if ever you have any issues that require you to do a "Factory Recovery"; if it was the "D: Recovery" partition it's probably not big enough to install an OS on, how big is it?

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installed linux on my hp mini 1010nr and erased the little partition that had sp 3 behind it. i bought an external drive to reinstall my win xp os but it says it can't install because it needs sp3, how do i fix this.
Processor: Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz
Memory: 2gigs
Hard Drive: 8 GB Solid State Drive
 

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Hi, I bought a msi GT627 about a year ago and when it got here, I noticed it had 3 partitions. 1 with windows vista on it. 1 with the OS installed (C and 1 was just a data drive (D

My C: drive only had 50 gb total on it. Yeah it finally filled up. My D: had 250 gb of space on it. I decided I just wanted 2 drives. One with the windows disk on it and the other with the OS which is (C I deleted the entire D: drive and then I extended my c: drive to total around 295 gb.

I reinstalled windows Vista onto the new C: drive and now every time when windows boots up to the desktop. I get a small DOS window ( C:windows/system32/cmd.exe) and then approximately 30 seconds later, windows shuts down. I cannot figure out what to do here. I thought maybe I shouldnt have deleted the D: drive but in my mind it was just a storage drive. I tried to make a new D: just smaller but it didnt fix the problem. If I go into safe mode, it runs fine but I obviously cannot update things because of safe mode limitations. Any help at all would be much appreciated..

A:I deleted a partition pls help!

Welcome
I would do a clean install. It seems that you are not installed correctly. Be sure to follow the format procedue given in this tutorial
Clean Install From Upgrade Vista

If you have the full version
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista

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I'm not sure if this goes here, but I deleted a partition on a slave hard drive and then I created a new partition over it. But I haven't formatted it. Now I just found out that there was data on that partition that I really need but I don't know how to get it back if I have a partition over it now that isn't formatted. Help!
 

A:Deleted Partition

Try using data recovery software. You will likely need to use "scan" mode, which will read all of the sectors of the HDD (and will take awhile). I've had decent luck with EaseUS.
 

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ive deleted my EFI partition on my 1tb Samsung external hdd and now it dosent seem to be recognised as usb 3.0,

if i plug it into my usb 3.0 the little blue light flashes a few times and then goes off, i cant see it in with my hard drives and it isnt showing in disk management,

if i plug it into usb 2.0 it shows up and works fine and it was working fine with usb 3.0 until i deleted the EFI

is there a way to put the efi partition back on?

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I'm just going to lay the story out from the beginning and build up to my current status of the problem.

I had a working desktop pc with a single hard drive (200GB) that had 2 partitions. I had my main partition that had literally everything on it. And a 2nd partition labeled "hp_recovery."(@ 10gb) In the past I had formatted and reinstalled no problem and for some reason every time I did a new install that recovery would carry over and I know what it's there for but I got tired of losing 10 gigs for nothing since I have my own install cd. So one day I just got impulsive and decided I was going to just delete that recovery partition and merge the empty space into my main partition and just have 1 big one. Well I deleted it using partition magic or a similar program and got rid of it pretty easy, BUT thinking it would just be so smooth after restart my system would not boot and just hanged at a blank black screen after power on. So I tried to fix the MBR and try to get a boot out of my main partition but had no luck. Not wanting to create a new partition out of the 10gig and install xp just to recover my files and burn to cds I decided to try to recover the lost partition and undo all changes I made and just deal with the extra partition on my pc until I could find a better solution.

I looked up software on my other pc and tried many different data recovery programs such as, Partition Table Doctor, Parted Magic, EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro. These are ... Read more

A:Deleted partition

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Hello. I have an Acer laptop that had Windows 8 on it. We took the free upgrade to get to Windows 10 and tried it for a few months. Now I decided to try to install Windows 7 on it. I put the disc in the drive and booted. I deleted all partitions except for the data partition that has our movies and music on it. It tells me that Windows can't be installed on this because it is a GPT type. It appears that while the installer is running, when you delete partitions it happens immediately. I thought that it would allow me to cancel because I didn't commit the changes, but I was wrong. I can't format the entire drive because we have important documents on there. What can I do to reinstall Windows 10? We prefer 7, but I have a feeling I need to reinstall 10 first, and then back up the data to an external drive, and then wipe the whole drive to install 7.

A:Deleted OS Partition and Need Help

I also have a copy of Fedora and SuSE. Perhaps there is a way I can Live Boot and transfer the files to an external hard drive?

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Hey guys,
Today i was buying some used drives from a guy and the PC we were using to test the drives from had my main windows 7 install on it,,, being in a rush at the end testing the last drive he sold me i accidentally deleted the partition on my main drive,, i DID NOT format it,, im wondering if there is a way i can restore that partition and have it boot up again???
If so whats the best way to do it? is there a tutorial here on the site for this? i havent had a chance to check yet but will start a full search after i post this and hope that maybe someone will reply and or if i find what i need then i will just come back here and delete this post or update it as solved
Thanks

A:Deleted Partition

The free MiniTool Partition Wizard may be able to help.

How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.

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I installed an 80GB HD to replace a 40GB. I was going to use Norton Ghost V9.0 to copy the HD. I was using FDISK and accidently deleted the C: drive partition. I guess I just had a senior moment. Does anyone know or have any information as to how I can get it back. I hooked the drive on my other PC but it doesn't recognize it.
HELP HELP HELP
 

A:Need help with a deleted PARTITION.

Hi welcome to TSG

you'd be better posting this in either the hardware forum or software forum?
 

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I accidentally Deleted a partition how can i get it back?
Thanks
 

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OK I SOME HOW DELETED MY RECOVERY PITITION I HAVE AN ACER EXTENSA 4420 THATS NOT THE PROBLEM .
THE ISSUE LIES IN THE FACT THAT I DIDNT OR DONT HAVE A SYSTEM RESTORE PIONT
AND I KEEP GETTING SENT BACK TO THE RESTORE ,RECOVERY WINDOW
IM NOT SLOW AT ALL WHEN IT COME TO COMPUTERS BUT I NEED A HAND ON THIS ONE
 

A:Deleted partition d !!!!

If you deleted the recovery partition without ever making recovery discs or you lost them, you may be able to purchase recovery discs by first going to this page on the Acer support web site:

https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
 

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Hello,
I used Partition Magic to try and install another operating system, on which I failed - that's when I wonder If someone might help. First I wanted to install Windows XP x64, and used Partition Magic to make a new partition, through the 'install another OS' wizard. Well, the PC Rebooted, that scandisk lookalike screen started - showing the creation and resizing of new partition -, and then it rebooted again. But this time, It said that there were no Disks available or the Disk was inactive, or sth. So, tried to boot from Windows x64 CD and didn't make it, but I think that there's something wrong with the WINDOWS CD. Then, tried to boot from a beta Longhorn DVD that I had, and had installed somewhere in time (but decided to keep XP). Install didn't make it, it kept recalling the same 'install windows/view read me' page. Now I guessed there WAS something wrong with the new partition, maybe the boot was set to the new, empty of OS, partition. What the hell do I do now? Can't install new OS, can't normally boot, can't configure partitions.

For the sake of everything that's good, help me, I work at home, run a recently set up home studio, and never made a back up yet..
Would it be 120gb of lost audio?

Really appreciate since then.
 

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accidentally i delete my efi partition. now i cannot boot up to windows 8
any advice what should i do?
sorry before

A:EFI / UEFI partition Deleted

Found this , talks about protecting and recovering a UEFI partition...it's not a simple process unfortunately...

Protecting and Recovering a UEFI System

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My Windows 7 partition deleted itself on my Dual Boot, I restarted the PC and then I got the "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible" error, so then I booted in Vista to see what the problem was, in disk Management the partition was no longer named and was 70GB of free space . What could of caused this? I am now re installing windows and do not want to fall victim to this again.

A:Windows 7 Partition deleted itself.

A partition can not delete it's self only by user error or Partition table problem. A non partition disk space would not have "Free Space" it would be Unallocated Space. Please take a snap shot of Disk Manager and post the screen shot here.

Partition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I accidently deleted rcovery pertition on my pavilion dm4.. how i can get a recovery dvd to restore it back.

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Arghh, cant be any dumber to delete the wrong partition TWICE!! i managed to do it, i did it with winxp cd.
I have two hdds both have only one partition and i deleted the wrong one to make it into 2 partitions, is it possible to recover all the files after partition is deleted, its not formated yet no new partition created, if its possible to recover from this will the windows be usable or should i reinstall just to make sure everything works like it did before.

Going to install OpenSuse but i still want my stuff back and maybe use that crappy Windows when i need to.

Thanks to whoever can help me resolve this problem.
 

A:Recovery of deleted hdd/partition

I am dashing out - so I leave you this link
One of my posts for RLD - recoverlostdata

There is more out there to choose from.
 

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