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Windows 7: Windows gone after using diskpart

18 Mar 2014   #1

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Windows gone after using diskpart

Hi there guys and girls.

So I decided to try Windows 8 on my Windows 7 PC so I went ahead and try dual boot.
I entered the W8 setup screen and when I got to the part where I need to select a partition I wasn't able to because I was told I needed a GPT partition so I went ahead and opened a command prompt and went ahead and used diskpart to format noŽl the partition that I needed but it went ahead and cleaned the entire hard drive.Now I keep on trying to bring back my files without loosing but I can't boot into windows because it's "gone"
I tried using GParted live CD but I can't get it to boot after I analyze the hard drive.After I everything is analyzed I manage to see my old partitions and everything but I can't get it to boot back into windows.

I would deeply appreciate your help to get this back
Thank you in advance

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18 Mar 2014   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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If I were you, I would give Ubuntu a try. My advice should come with a warning, which is, although I feel that this will work the possibility always exists, regardless of the method used, that you may lose some of your stuff. That is why we tell members to always back up. I even back up once a week my entire hard drive.
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer
For the future download the free Macrium Reflect to back up your hard drive. If you did, you could just put Macrium image on your drive.
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19 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

It`s not gonna boot into Windows 7 because you wiped it out, and most likely your data too.

You can use Ubuntu or Linux Mint off a flash drive to explore your hard drive/s.

Main Page - Linux Mint

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way
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19 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Hi there

Well I managed to access my computer using Ubuntu Live on a USB
In Ubuntu I can see my partitions and all my files are here now the what I need to figure out is how to get Windows to boot again.The partition is intact and all the files are there I just need to configure it so it becomes bootable again.
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19 Mar 2014   #5

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If it were me, use Ubuntu to get your files (see my first post), then use a cd (you can get an ISO from us, free) to reinstall.
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20 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Nothing is shown.
I tried even installing a new copy of Windows and no driver shows in the installation menu.

PS:What if I save the entire windows partition would I be able to get it to boot again?
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20 Mar 2014   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You said that you can see your files with Ubuntu about 3 posts ago. If you can you can save your files. Then we can get you to work again.
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20 Mar 2014   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Right now I am backing up the entire Windows 7 partition plus a second partition called System
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