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Multiboot, Accidentally deleted System Partition. Cannot boot other partition

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

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 and only partition, for now. Anyone have ideas?

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

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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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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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I recently bought a new Toshiba Portege R705-P41 which came loaded with a ton of crap so I attempted to do a clean install but somehow managed to deleted the "System" partition.
Now the laptop wont boot and I stupidly didn't create a system restore point so I'm freaking out a little bit.
Is there any way I can get whatever was in the System partition back so the computer will boot and I can reinstall Windows 7?

A:Accidentally deleted the System partition...help!!

Do a Startup Repair.
Startup Repair

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Hey guys.
I made a bit of a mistake. I was deleting my XP partition on my HDD (Via the windows 7 setup) and accidentally deleted a system partition. This in turn, as you can imagine, left my computer unable to process that my windows 7 partition was a bootable partition. I installed a fresh copy of W7 on another partition, and all my data from the previous W7 installation is still there. Now my question is this (and I think I know the horrible answer, but no harm in asking); is there any way to restore the original partition to a bootable state? I tried using the W7 DVD to perform a repair, but that doesn't work since it doesn't recognise the partition as a bootable partition, only a data partition.

A:Accidentally deleted system partition.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisWinks


Hey guys.
I made a bit of a mistake. I was deleting my XP partition on my HDD (Via the windows 7 setup) and accidentally deleted a system partition. This in turn, as you can imagine, left my computer unable to process that my windows 7 partition was a bootable partition. I installed a fresh copy of W7 on another partition, and all my data from the previous W7 installation is still there. Now my question is this (and I think I know the horrible answer, but no harm in asking); is there any way to restore the original partition to a bootable state? I tried using the W7 DVD to perform a repair, but that doesn't work since it doesn't recognise the partition as a bootable partition, only a data partition.


Do you want to restore the old partition or import the data and settings to the new one so you dont have to re-install?

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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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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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Hi everyone,
I was trying to install a new copy of windows for multiboot. I turned on the pc with new OS in the usb stick, I created new volume with CMD using DISKPART, after selecting the new created volume I runned the command CLEAN, I thought this command is going to erase the volume, not the entire disk . Now I cannot boot anymore !!!
To prevent overwiting I didn't perform any further operation on the disk.
Is there any chance to get my files and everything back ?

A:Accidentally deleted operating system partition !!!!

Im no expert in data recovery but I think as long as you haven't used Clean All, I think you should be able to recover. Its good that you didn't try to do anything else afterwards, even seasoned professionals can make mistakes and/or cannot get your data during recovery. I will try to get someone who is more of an expert on partition/data recovery. Hang tight and don't do anything else.

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So a few weeks ago I was screwing around with partitioning my HDD trying to get around some bad sectors that I had picked up in a chkdsk. In the process I accidentally deleted the System Reserve partition, so naturally now my windows wont boot. I've tried downloading a recovery disk but this didnt help, I tried using a bootable version of partition wizard to fix the problem to no avail. I'm currently running a bootable version of ubuntu so that I can do general browsing and access the HDD, but I really need my windows back up and running I havent been able to get any work done in these past two weeks as this Laptop is my only available. Others have suggested doing a format and clean install but this is almost impossible for me as I have too much things on my legit windows installation I cant do without. Please help me if possible any advice would be highly appreciated.

A:Accidentally Deleted System Reserve partition

You have to re-install Windows to restore the boot partition properly.
There are some other solutions, but none of them could give a 100% result.

Back-up all of your important stuff.

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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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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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Hello, I was really hoping somebody could help us. It's a bit of a strange situation we're in but I'll try to keep the facts as concise as possible.

Computer running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 1TB Hard Drive.

Yesterday my boyfriend discovered an 'extra' partition on his computer. He'd never seen it before and was very much enthused at having the extra space to store files etc, but sadly didn't question what, how or why this showed up randomly.

Skip to today... he went to access some of the files he put on the mystery drive, but discovered the whole thing wasn't there anymore. Cue a lot of swearing, trying to figure out what happened. We've collectively been trying to find out what might have happened for the entire day and haven't got too far.

The only idea I've struck upon is that maybe for some reason the System Reserved partition became visible and/or active for a short period of time - eg. enough time for him to start loading files into that area, but then hidden itself again? Is this even a possible or plausible idea?

If this is the case, how the heck do we get the partition to show up again and access the 'lost' data... the partition obviously isn't showing up anymore and for the life of us, we can't get it to show up using partition recovery tools either >_<

Sorry for sounding totally 'noobish' - any thoughts, suggestions or ideas would be really great.

~ BitBat

A:Mystery Partition - Accidentally Put Data on System Partition??

Post a screenshot of the disk management Windows, using built in Snipping Tool.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi,

Let me explain what happened briefly.

When I tried to install my third OS in my laptop which is a linux base OS and I accidentally formatted system reserved partition and my second OS which is a linux base OS also. Since then, I can never boot window 7 professional 64bit which is my primary OS and my second OS. The laptop showed This not not a bootable drive and so on right after the flash bios.

Are there any solution that can help me out to restore the system reserved data? I have another hdd with window os but it is window 7 professional 32bit which is currently replacing this affected hdd.

I hope I don't have to use the final resource which is to format it as it contains important study materials and documents too.

A:Accidentally formatted system reserved partition and window won't boot

Run startup repair.

Startup Repair

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Is there any way I can restore what was in that partition?

A:Accidentally formatted UEFI System Partition, now Windows won't boot.

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can Order ASUS recovery disks from here:
http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?..._detail&p=2860


Using the Start up disk.

Try doing a start up repair:

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do start up repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Hello everyone!

I had a dual boot on my laptop (running windows 7 and arch linux). I decided to get rid of the linux partitions and accidentally deleted the EFI partition. As a result, my laptop now doesn't recognize that there is any operating system on the computer.

What I have tried: I am currently using this: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/52515-windows-8-cant-start-due-missing-efi-partition.html and the post by Genet with Option 3 since I allocated the space back to my disk C. I am running into an error part way thru the solution though where after I do "create partition efi size=260", it comes back with "MSR and EFI partitions are only supported on GPT disks. Convert the selected disk to GPT and try again". I don't know if I want to do that because its my local disk C...don't want to mess that up and change the format of that.

Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
 

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Hi,

I accidentally deleted Recovery Partition in my HP Spectre XT. I want to reinstall windows 7 home premium 64 which i have now. I don't have cd provided by the manufacturer. i got OEM product key and CD key (extracted using The Magical Jelly Bean). Can i download iso file and reinstall my windows? Will I be still able to use the product key and have a genuine windows again?

Thank you in advance

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I just made a terrible mistake!

I've recently set up a desktop PC after 2 years without one.

Anyway, I've been backing up all my old 3.5 Inch HD's to newer and larger drives.

I just got finished moving a heap of files to a new drive, and when done, accidentally deleted the partition of the new drive and was just about to format it thinking it was the old empty drive when I realised what I had done...

So my question is, is it possible to recover a deleted partition? I'm guessing all the information is still on the drive as I haven't actually formatted it.

Any help would be much appreciated!

A:How can I recover an accidentally deleted HD partition?

Yes.

Undelete it.

Partition recovery function on any number of partition tools will do that.

Partition wizard free is popular.

Best done from a boot disc here: Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

Local Download

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Hi soo,.. earlier today i was trying to reinstall windows on a computer, i got to the partition section and accidentally deleted the partition from my external hard drive instead of the one i wanted!

Does anyone know any free software I can use to either recover the files or re-establish the partition?
Also it should be noted that now when I plug in my external hard drive it doesn't show up anymore. How can I fix this? as lots of software im noticing wont find it, unless windows finds it first.
 

A:Accidentally deleted NTFS Partition

Never use drive letters to identify drives. They change all the time.

The drive will not show up in explorer in Windows if it has nothing to display. If it has no file system, there is nothing that Windows could show you, so it does not appear.

You may be able to recover the partition. Try recovering either the partition or your files. Move them all somewhere else if you get access to them and then repartition and reformat the drive.

Free:

Parted Magic (The best boot CD. Includes data recovery to CD/DVD, network, or USB, Testdisk for partition recovery, audio tests, and much more)
Testdisk Documentation
Testdisk Download
Easeus Partition Recovery
Diskinternals Partition Recovery
Partition Wizard Boot CD
DriveRescue
Testdisk Boot Disk
Partition Find & Mount
Free DTIData NTFS Partition Repair Tool

Commercial:

Diskinternals Partition Recovery (Demo)
[email protected] Partition Recovery
Bootmaster Partition Recovery
ZAR Partition Recovery
DIY DataRecovery DiskPatch
Partition Table Doctor
 

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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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Please help me. Iwas trying to format a USB flash drive but I accidentally deleted the partition. It shows in Windows Disk Management as "online" but does not give me any options for formatting it. I am now not sue what to do PLEASE HELP!
 

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Misread the drive label and deleted the partition on an USB external 80GB SATA drive. Nothing else has been done to the drive.

I did this when using Macrium Reflect Rescue disc.

I know I've seen mention of a program that can recover the partition table but I've not found it yet.

I tried EASUS Data Recovery Wizard but that didn't do it. I thought maybe Paragon had something but I've not had any luck so far. Any help appreciated. Thanks

A:Accidentally deleted partition on external drive

Hey Rich,

You might see if either one of the options in the tutorial below may be able to recover the deleted partition for you.

Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows

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Hello members,

Hope you all are doing great. This is my first post & I am feeling very tensed right now. I was using disk management tool on windows 10 to delete the volume E. However by mistake I deleted the volume D & unallocated space increased .

After that I created new volume called Y out of the unallocated space. At this point I realized that I lost my D drive which has all my valuable data worth 30 GB.

Is there any way to recover the files and partition ? I tried easeus and it recovered the partition but with empty contents.

Please help me as my all work is stored on D drive and I am in wierd situation & totally scared about how do I explain this situation to my boss.

Hope someone will help me out...

Please help !

A:How do I recover accidentally deleted partition & its data?

This is a critical situation. Try to generate image of your drive and then experiment recovery options on it . Image of the drive won’t harm your data.

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Was fixing to re-install windows, and I found I accidentally deleted the partition that was my external drive. I did not install windows, or format it, but when I rebooted windows, I cannot access it. It simply says. this disk is not formatted, would you like to format it now. I know of a way to recover the files, and copy to another disk, but as I am presently out of disk space, is there a way to fix the partition that was deleted. Hoping to do this cheaply. I might spend 15.00 for a program, but am shooting for a simple method... any help appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Accidentally deleted wrong partition.

Hi,
there is no simple way to reclaim your lost partition if you're not under linux.
there is however a small utility that might help you if want to give it a try;
it's called TESTDISK and claim to be able to undelete lost partition table.... here's the site --> http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download
 

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I bought my device with Windows 10 as pre-installed OS. Due to *careless* activity, I accidentally deleted the recovery partition of the hard disk. If some day I wanted to do a Windows 10 reset, will the reset process be failed?

I wanted to order for recovery disk from my vendor but they only provide media for Windows 7 pro and using this recovery option will downgrade my device and I cannot use windows 10 without having to buy another activation key (correct me if I am wrong here).

A:Reset Windows 10 even if Recovery Partition is (accidentally) deleted

Hi,
1. You can freely get Win 10 installation media. You can download any version's iso and, using MS's media creation tool, create bootable Win 10 installation media.

See the Tutorial section- search for iso- or search the web.

2. You can undelete deleted partitions. Try a good partition manager.

Example:

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Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost discs.Can I recover by downloading windows 7 somewhere using the product key found on the back of my laptop? I am a total newbie at this. If anyone could help with this, please send a link or any info that would help. Thanks!

A:Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost disks

Yes, you can download an ISO and use the key off of the back of your laptop to activate it. Here is a source for the ISO:

Download Windows 7 ISOs, Legally and for Free | PCsteps.com

This will be a clean install, though. It won't have any of the laptop manufacturer's bloatware and utility programs on it. If you want all of that still, you'll have to contact the manufacturer and get replacement restore disks.

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While attempting to recover my laptop I appear to have done the opposite and delete the whole hard drive including the so called hidden recovery partition I used the Toshiba maintenance tool thinking the deletion was just a formatting process and windows would then recover in the process.

I have no recovery media as the manual described what I needed to be in the recovery partition or so I thought. I stopped the process around 3hrs in at 50% hoping to go back and select another option

What can I try at this stage?

A:Accidentally deleted the recovery partition on Satellite C855

I?m afraid you cannot do much, especially if recovery procedure was interrupted.
Now you need recovery disc for recovery image installation. Bad thing is that you didn't create one.

I recommend you to order new one and you can do this on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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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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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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Heres my situation: I have Windows 7 already installed on my computer, but i want Windows Vista installed as a second OS. I thought it would be simple, make a primary partition and install it. But it wasnt even close to being that easy. I have a preset partition called "system" that was set by HP. This is set as the active partition. When I try to install windows vista i get an error:
this computer does not have enough space for temporary files.
Windows installation needs atleast 481 megabytes (MB) of space on
any partition for temporary files. To install Windows, free enough space
and restart the installation.

Error Code: 0x80070103

I found out that when i was trying to install vista that it was looking at the active partition to place temporary files. The system partition only has 199 MB. I tried to extend the system partition, but the option is browned out. I tried to extend it from the command line next using diskpart, but still i was not able to extend it. So i just made a new partition with enough space to install vista and set that as the active partition. When i did that, i could no longer boot windows 7. Its an either or thing, it just wont let me have both. I cannot delete the active system partition because it contains boot files for windows 7, which is why when i changed the active partition i was not able to boot windows 7. I do not want to rebuild my machine, i just want to force the system partition to extend to 5 GB. What can i do?
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A:I want to extend a preset partition called system to make a multiboot.

Hello Z012495, welcome to the forum

Have a look at this; Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

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Suddenly my Win 7 Home Premium x64 will not boot. The system starts, POSTs then loads the DVD driver, then the screen goes black (not blank but "lit up" black if that makes sense). Then nothing...

If I use Hiren's boot cd I can boot up using the "boot from HDD" option fine and Windows operates normally.

System restore to a previous configuration made no difference to the original problem.

I cannot boot into Safe Mode. F8 just offers me boot order options.

Running the Windows 7 DVD I find the following:

No operating system is listed on the Repair Windows option.

Running Startup Repair finds the following error: "the partition table does not have a valid system partition" which it claims to have repaired, but the error remains and Windows will still not boot.

I found a few threads on a Google search and followed this advice in one:


Quote:




Boot 7 dvd to system recovery options command prompt. Type:

Diskpart

lis vol

( find the vol letter e.g C or partition number e.g. 1 for the system partition )

sel vol C ( or sel vol 1 , obviously use the correct letter or number)

act

exi




My system partition was easily identified and listed as healthy so I selected it and made it active. The problem still remains exactly the same. The rest of the advice in that thread isn't relevant to my exact problem and involves additional command prompts which I didn't feel comfortable typing in as... Read more

A:Windows 7 won't boot - the partition table does not have a valid system partition

Hi did you read the rest of the thread Solved Invalid system partition - Page 2 - Windows 7 Forums
you could always try the info here Ntldr is missing error in windows 7 boot - Microsoft Answers

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Hello everyone,
I usually install my OS myself but when I bought this computer I asked the store to install the Windows 7 Professional x64 disc I purchased with it.
Today I decided to do a long long overdue backup to the system partition. My backup software of choice is DriveImage XML, been using it for years with good resaults, however, when examining my system partition, I couldn't find the boot manager. After some searching I found that the boot files are not in the system partition. I assume this because disc management shows a 100MB EFI partition and 'diskpart>list disk' shows the HDD to be GPT.
As far as I know, DriveImage XML cannot backup the EFI partition and backing up the Windows partition alone will not allow me to restore the computer in case of hard drive failure.

So my question is: Is it possible to remove this UEFI nonsense, copy the boot files to the system partition (aka Windows partition, drive C) and make windows boot from there without uninstalling the OS?

A:Move boot files from EFI partition to system partition?

Just try using Macrium Reflect free edition to image both partitions before you make any changes.

Please post a shot of disk management, fully expanded.

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My laptop is ASUS X450LD which came with Windows 8.1. I was installing Arch Linux and during the process because I didn't know what the EFI system partition was, I reformatted it and created a new one. I didn't touch the other partitions and so I still have the Recovery and the Restore partition.

If memory serves, I can use a recovery disk to bring back windows' boot. So how can I make a recovery disk from linux? Can I use another laptop's (and another brand's) recovery disk? Can I copy the recovery partition and make a recovery disk in another Windows machine?

Is there another way to create/recover a windows boot?

A:I accidentally reformatted my EFI system partition

Is there another way to create/recover a windows boot?



Yes. RTFM! That is, read the manual for your notebook, starting around page 91.

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Hey guys,

I need some help here as I am stuck with this for a day and half now. I recently bought a 3TB (disk 2) hard drive and want to swap out 500GB (disk 0) with it. I cloned the disk 0 to disk 2 already. I am stuck in a dilemma where I can't turn boot into windows 10 without the need of disk 0. I figured it has to do with the fact that the system partition is part of disk 0. I have 2 questions :

question #1. can i moved the system partition over to the C drive where the boot partition is? (I don't know if this is even possible?)

question #2. Move the system partition where the red arrow system reserved partition is. (I have not seen anyone with this perform yet. Again i am not sure if it is possible at all?)

I know i made a mistake of separating the the boot and system. How should i come about to fix it? Any suggestions? Thanks

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Can anyone please help? While attempting to restore my computer I accidentally formatted my partition and now it doesn't even let me boot up. And I cant "Upgrade: Install windows and keep files, settings, and applications" because I have to "Remove the installation media and restart my computer so that Windows starts normally." The error message I am getting when trying to boot up normally is "An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system. Press any key to restart". What I did was clicked Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) clicked on Drive 0 Partition 1(system) and clicked format. I am willing to reinstall windows if any way possible.
Thank you for your time and I hope you can help!

-Cyberpower PC
-Windows 8.1 64bit

A:Accidentally Formatted my Drive 0 Partition 1 (system)

Originally Posted by ad84555


Can anyone please help? While attempting to restore my computer I accidentally formatted my partition and now it doesn't even let me boot up. And I cant "Upgrade: Install windows and keep files, settings, and applications" because I have to "Remove the installation media and restart my computer so that Windows starts normally." The error message I am getting when trying to boot up normally is "An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system. Press any key to restart". What I did was clicked Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) clicked on Drive 0 Partition 1(system) and clicked format. I am willing to reinstall windows if any way possible.
Thank you for your time and I hope you can help!

-Cyberpower PC
-Windows 8.1 64bit



Hi ad84555! Welcome to EightForums!

Try this:
Open your case, (hopefully you have a desktop PC), and carefully unplug all hard drives.
Boot to your installation media, and when you get to the following window, carefully plug in the desired hard drive then click the 'Refresh' button in the window,
then hopefully the drive will show.

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Hello, I was doing some disk management but accidentally resized and formatted the EFI partition. I tried repairing using disk image but it wasn't able to fix it. so I installed
Windows 8.1 (same OS I was using) in an unallocated partition in the same disk. So right now I'm able to access my disks and personal files. then I tried using
MiniTool Partition Wizard to recover partition but also didn't work. since I'm able to access my old windows data files, can I do anything to get the EFI data back? Or does system restore points I created earlier solve this problem?

Thank You!

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I was messing around with the partition editor in Fedora 14 and accidentally changed the file type on the boot partition. When I go through the startup repair and do the command prompt method, when I enter bcdedit I get the message "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The system cannot find the file specified."
When I do bootrec.exe /fixboot it give me this. "The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded an that the volume is not corrupted" /fixmbr says that it completes successfully btw.
Any ideas?

A:accidentally changed the file type on the boot partition

What did you change the file type to? You may be able to reverse it using the best Win7 tool, free Partition Wizard bootable CD. http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

All commands for repair are automated in Win7 Startup Repair. Only if no OS shows to repair do you need to sometimes goose it with bootrec, since bootrec is automated once Repair runs. Startup Repair

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i have laptop sony vaio vgn cs 320j ...
i had installed windows 7 ultimaye 64 earlier...
but i have already formatted that one..now no os on pc..
i also deleted by mistakes syaytem partition..
i dont have driver cd..

what to do???

driver are there on sony website...but which one to download i dont know for booting my windows???

at present my pc on non-bootable mode..

Sony eSupport - VGN-CS320J/P - Support

please help....

A:deleted system partition...

Hello swap2511 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you also delete the hidden recovery partition installed at the factory by Sony? If it's still on the hard drive you can restore your computer to factory specs. This recovery guide should be fairly close for your model Vaio computer.

https://www.docs.sony.com/Release/VG...overyguide.pdf

You might also be able to recover the deleted partitions with a free utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard.

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

Or you might consider doing a clean reinstall of the operating system and removing all factory bloatware. If you need an installation DVD step 1 explains how to get a free, legal copy. You would download and save the ISO file for your version of Windows 7 (perhaps to the desktop) and then burn the ISO file to a blank DVD.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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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?

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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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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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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Hi guys, i'm having the following annoying problem.
I wanted to format my notebook because it was kinda buggy and stuff, well, as my dvd from windows 7 ultimate x64 is broken, i tried to install using a bootable usb, everything went great but then when i had to format the partition, i deleted the system reserved, and then it won't let me install windows 7 cause it ask for a system reserved partition.

I tried formatting everything using gparted, but it didn't work. I have a 32 x version of win 7 ultimate too, a dvd, and when i run it, it installs whithout problems, but i want the 64 bit, and i only have it on a usb.

is there any way to install it then? It's been three days fighting with it and i can't make it work.
What's worse, I burned two dvds with this official Iso of win 7, but it seems my notebook dvd reader is not working right and it won't boot any of those two dvds... so i'm really out of my mind with this happening lol

Hope you can give me an answer to this problem!
Now i'm making a clean all, as i read that doing this and then going back to the installer would make the system reserved partition appear again, but i'm not sure...

Thanks in advance!

A:Deleted System Partition and cannot create another one.

Clear the disk (maybe with cmd) and define an active, primary partition on it. For the OS 50GB should be ample. Then install to that partition. If you want to use cmd (e.g. from the installation disk) those are the commands:

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your disk in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary size=50000 (parameter is is in MB; = 50GB)
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active
Exit

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I tried to format my computer and by accident I deleted the system reserved partition... now when i turn on my computer it shows me "BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart"
Help me Please...

A:Deleted System Reserved Partition...

Try this:

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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now i cant boot my win 8
i have dual boot with ubuntu
so when i try to boot win 8 i get error massage that there is no such partition (because he try go find sda0 but cant)
i try to insert usb with win 8
but i get that i need to insert repair disk
how i can boot win 8 without reserved partition? (i don't want to spend one of my 4 partition for this)
or if i cant
how i can restore my system reserved partition? (i don't have cd tray)

thank you
arye

A:I deleted the system reserved partition...

The system reserved partition contains your win8 bootmgr. If you delete it, win8 is dead. Given that you have no CD reader, it is probably the least effort if you reinstall win8 form USB.

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Hey guys, I accidently deleted my system reserved partition

I only have one system installed on my pc, so no dual boot is needed or anything, I think it created a seperate system partition because of a windows.old folder, which has already been deleted now, because it took too much space.

So now when I start up my pc i get the error that my bootmgr is missing.

I tried repairing it by inserting the windows 7 dvd and using the repair, but when I click on windows 7 and i try to repair it it says it's the wrong version of windows. My language settings are set correctly so that's not the problem.

I then tried to do it by pressing shift + f10 to get into the command line and using the following commands:
Bootrec.exe /FixMbr
Bootrec.exe /FixBoot
Bootrec.exe /ScanOs
Bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd
however the scanos and rebuildbcd can't find any windows installation..

If i put in my windows 7 dvd and i startup my pc, it works fine, because it then uses the bootmgr from the win7 dvd. So I thought, let's just copy the bootmgr.exe to my windows. But this didn't work either.

So how do I fix my problem? Is there a way to create a new system reserved partition with the correct bootconfiguration?

I've been surfing through the web but couldn't find any other solutions

Thanks

A:Deleted System Reserved Partition

Check this tutorial on how to run a Startup Repair.

Startup Repair

You may need to run it three times with a reboot between each one.

You can also use this tutorial to create a system reserved partition if you prefer this method.

System Reserved : Create Using Disk Management

The Windows.old folder will have been created when you upgraded to Windows 7.

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I have hp 1000 laptop.operation system is windows 7 ultimate.
500gb hard drive with 100gb (C),185bg (E),180gb (F) partitions,Fist I had accidentily deleted E and F with partition magic soft ware.after that those partitions were invisible. so then i try to activated in devise manager.then i restart and now i can't log in.(boot failure)
is there any way to recover all my partitions.......

A:How to recover my deleted system partition

Download Partition Wizard and burn to CD with Windows Image Burner.

Boot and run the Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

Once all partitions are recovered, post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Forums. Tell us exactly what you want to do and we will give you the steps.

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So I have been browsing alot and I have seen many threads where this has happened to people. I have seen where there is a solution however unfortunately I cant do them. My problem is I only have this one laptop and have no access to another computer. Right now I'm running a copy of Ubuntu off a USB stick. I've seen where people have stated that the problem can be solved with a bootable version of Partition Wizard. However I have no idea how to do this in Ubuntu been scouring the net to no avail, Is there some work around to using Partition Wizard if not are there any bootable usb creators you guys know of that is Ubuntu friendly. Thank you.

A:I need help restoring a deleted System partition

The partition wizard download is a bootable .iso file.

You should be able to d/l that onto your Hard drive from within Ubuntu.

You can then burn the pwfree.iso to cd/dvd from within ubuntu.

Can't remember what the dvd burner is called in Ubuntu, but will probably pop up if you rt click the pwfree.iso file after you have downloaded it.

pwfree9.iso-DIRECT

Also:
GPARTED is in Ubuntu, that should be able to recover/undelete partitions for you.

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Hey,
the issue starts when i was mistaken to delete the
system reserved partition (which was 400MB). foolish, of course.

next thing i tried is booting with Hirens BootCD 10.6 dos programs
and started "Active Partition Recovery 3.0"

In the program, i've noticed i got two unallocated spaces to scan -
one, the size of 0.96mb, and the 2nd is 297Gb (my whole HD size)

and one logical C:, size of 0.40gb, the actual size of the partition i deleted.

i started to freak out.
booted with Hirens once again, this time to mini windows xp,
to see if all my drives are okay - and noticed - i've don't got any drives !
like i deleted all the partition except the system reserved one,
which CANT BE POSSIBLE.

i deleted the System Reserved partition, with Aomei Partition Assistant
then i wanted to merge the 400MB of free space to my C:\ drive.

I right clicked the C: partition -> Merge & Resize
and added the 400mb to that partition.

says it needed a reboot.

from then - of course the system won't boot.
and now i fear the most - 300GB of data is deleted as well.

Please, I beg you - help me!
i really don't know what to do from here.

Talking about Toshiba Satellite L500d Laptop
with Windows 7 x64 Enterprise installed on it.

Please help

A:System Reserved partition deleted - please HELP

Where did you buy your Windows 7 Enterprise from?



   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp

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