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Windows 7: Correct DOS commands might help

11 Jan 2013   #11
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by penny784 View Post
OKAY I finally worked out what your post meant me to do!

So I did it and here is the result - I finally got a partition! and this is how it looks but now I do not know what to do next.............

Partition### Type Size Offset
_______________________________________

Partition 1 PRIMARY 298 GB 1024 KB
So physical disk is 298 GB and has one partition also size 298GB.
Code:
diskpart
sel disk 0
sel part 1
detail part
active
exit
Is it NTFS? Was it ACTIVE? (I did you make it ACTIVE anyway). Did you make that partition yesterday or was it there all the time?

Code:
dir
See you a windows folder so it's a disk with win7?
Code:
chkdsk/f  c:
No errors? All errors repaired (run it again to check)


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11 Jan 2013   #12
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by penny784 View Post
I am, at the moment, in DOS as Administrator: X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe

trying to resolve these problems:

1. No operating system

2. I have no Recovery disks because Viao does not supply them. I only have a a repair disk which does not solve the problem.

3. I formatted the entire disk without knowing what the hell I was doing - but it was fun trying to be a geek and now I have no partitions

4. Diskpart does not tell me how to partition - or if it does I do not understand it because it asks for volumes and I have no idea where to find an answer to that.

Is my problem too big to solve without a Recovery disk which I am not at all sure is available for sale. The laptop is about 3 years old
How did you format the disk? You can't format a disk that is in use by windows. So you can't format your C partition within windows.

Do you run the commaands form a win7 system repair disk, or from win7 installation DVD?
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11 Jan 2013   #13
penny784

Windows7 64bit home
 
 
Anyone knowing how to help me continue with the Diskpart from this sc?

This is how the screen looks
:
DISKPART> DETAIL DISK

Disk ID: =.......
Type ......=.SATA
Status: =Online
Path =0
Target = 0
LUN D =0
Location Path = PCIROOT<0>#PCI<1F02>#ATA<C00T00L00>
Current Read-only State = no
Read-only = no
Boot Disk = no
Page file disk = no
Hibernation File Disk = no
Crashdump disk = no
Clustered disk = no

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Volume 1 C RAW Partition 298 GB Healthy
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11 Jan 2013   #14
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by penny784 View Post
This is how the screen looks
:
DISKPART> DETAIL DISK

Disk ID: =.......
Type ......=.SATA
Status: =Online
Path =0
Target = 0
LUN D =0
Location Path = PCIROOT<0>#PCI<1F02>#ATA<C00T00L00>
Current Read-only State = no
Read-only = no
Boot Disk = no
Page file disk = no
Hibernation File Disk = no
Crashdump disk = no
Clustered disk = no

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Volume 1 C RAW Partition 298 GB Healthy
It has turned to type RAW (it doesn't know what is on it).

Did you just do the command: CREATE PARTITION to create it a few hours ago? If so it didn't have a partition prior to that. Why did it have no partitions at all? You did told me you did format the disk..... how the heck did you do that? Please explain
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11 Jan 2013   #15
penny784

Windows7 64bit home
 
 

Frankly I can no longer explain a danged thing that I have done, I have tried practically every command in the book. Computer science is supposed to be logical but obviously it doesn't account for my type of logic.

If you don't like what you see on the screen above what must I do to put it right and if you don't think I CAN get it right - it might be best to just say so straight up front.

I am quite happy to keep on fiddling patiently because I have nothing to lose - it is lost already.

I can buy another laptop but I happen to like this one and will try to rescue it one way or another.

I have ordered recovery disks which will take two weeks to arrive here but presumably and in the meantime, I need to reinstall the operating system and partition the disk. There are clever guys out there, someone will know how to help from start to finish.

Thanks for your reply
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11 Jan 2013   #16
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by penny784 View Post
Frankly I can no longer explain a danged thing that I have done, I have tried practically every command in the book. Computer science is supposed to be logical but obviously it doesn't account for my type of logic.

If you don't like what you see on the screen above what must I do to put it right and if you don't think I CAN get it right - it might be best to just say so straight up front.

I am quite happy to keep on fiddling patiently because I have nothing to lose - it is lost already.

I can buy another laptop but I happen to like this one and will try to rescue it one way or another.

I have ordered recovery disks which will take two weeks to arrive here but presumably and in the meantime, I need to reinstall the operating system and partition the disk. There are clever guys out there, someone will know how to help from start to finish.

Thanks for your reply
Don't know what you have done yet! I know you recreated the partition. But lukily not formatted it. Just before creating partition disk whas totally without any partitions. Did you simply delete them? Is so with what commands? The partitions are recoverable if I know what you did!

Do you want the old stuff back?
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11 Jan 2013   #17
Kaktussoft

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Did you use DISKPART CLEAN command to delete the partitions? Did you use some partitioning software to do it? Did you do wipe disk?
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11 Jan 2013   #18
Kaktussoft

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If you didn't format C, didn't do a wipedisk (write all zero's or random data to the whole phisical disk), didn't do format c..... I can recover that partition most likely! Did you have any other partition for data (like D for example)?
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11 Jan 2013   #19
penny784

Windows7 64bit home
 
 

I have formatted and cleaned which I imagine has wiped everything including my previous operating system, I just can't work out how to partition a disk which is RAW.

I originally had 64bit but see in Administrator X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe .....nothing about 64bit.

Ignorance of the huge and many difficulties keeps me struggling on. I shall reach 110 years of age before solving this puzzle. I an surprised you are still with me kaktussoft
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11 Jan 2013   #20
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by penny784 View Post
I have formatted and cleaned which I imagine has wiped everything including my previous operating system, I just can't work out how to partition a disk which is RAW.

I originally had 64bit but see in Administrator X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe .....nothing about 64bit.

Ignorance of the huge and many difficulties keeps me struggling on. I shall reach 110 years of age before solving this puzzle. I an surprised you are still with me kaktussoft
Don't know why you did it, but you lost everything on disk.

Code:
diskpart
sel disk 0
clean
create partition primary
sel part 1
format fs=ntfs label="windows7" quick

This will "clean" the disk. Next it creates a primary partition size whole disk (most likely you already did)
"format" will format the partion as ntfs file system. the label will be "windows7". Use quick because it's faster.

Now you have a partition where you can put files on.

But I think you want to install windows7(?)
You have a COA sticker on laptop with product key? What windows7 version did you have (home premium, professiaonal, ultimate)? Is it 64bits or 32 bits? What language?
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