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Windows 7: My 3 drives are listed as primary


23 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
My 3 drives are listed as primary

Also the 2 aren't aCTIVE but is says their the boot drive. I cannot click on my computer, my documents, videos, so I can't get into my program filers or windows directory.

I tried the set the 2 to logical but the option isn't there to set.

I need help


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23 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello debgram1

Before anyone gives you any advice we will need to see a screenshot of your expanded disk management page

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Danny
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23 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm on my laptop now cause I can't get to my disk management page. I just tried safe mode and it froze on the desktop
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23 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

There is no harm having 3 primary partitions on a drive, you are allowed up to four but only one can be marked as active at any one time. Does the pc boot, if not try this for starters - Startup Repair
Have these problems only started since you tried to change the partition types. You could use partition wizards bootable cd to get an overview of your disks - Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to boot computer directly to manage partition.

Danny
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23 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

here I had to take a pic with my camera

http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/5/...//P9231366.JPG
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23 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
There is no harm having 3 primary partitions on a drive, you are allowed up to four but only one can be marked as active at any one time. Does the pc boot, if not try this for starters - Startup Repair
Have these problems only started since you tried to change the partition types. You could use partition wizards bootable cd to get an overview of your disks - Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to boot computer directly to manage partition.

Danny
I did all that and repair tell me it can't fix it. My usb drives don
t show either when I click on my computer in safe mode, I can only get to my computer through safe mode when the pc boots and I try to click on mt computer, mail, my documents, pictures, etc, only the folder comes up on the task bar and that's it.
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23 Sep 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Is the Windows 7 HD (DISK1) set first to boot in BIOS setup?

If so, boot the Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair a few times and post back the results.

Also install, update and run a full scan with Malwarebytes in Safe Mode with Networking. If this fails, boot MS Standalone System Sweeper from CD or flash stick to scan the system for infection. Then boot into DVD/Repair CD again to run Startup Repair.

Next unplug all other HD's, plug Windows 7 HD into Disk0 slot on mobo, set it first to boot in BIOS setup, then boot into DVD/Repair CD to run Startup Repair repeatedly. Make sure C remains Active.

What changes did you make exactly and what were you trying to do?
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23 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is the Windows 7 HD (DISK1) set first to boot in BIOS setup?

If so, boot the Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair a few times and post back the results.

What changes did you make exactly and what were you trying to do?
I did that and it says it can't fix it do I want to report to microsoft. This all happened when I was trying to add free space from my main drives partition, somehow it made that space the boot and made it active and I had to figure out how to get my c drive back as the active boot drive. Everything worked fine until I reboot the next day and tried to click on my computer, then those folders will not open.

Also I just noticed, on t hat screen of my disk maangement, my main drive used to be lised as the 0 drive now I see it says 1
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23 Sep 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to make these kind of changes, Using PW CD you can also sometimes repair damaged MBR by clicking on the HD and from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, too, which is why I mention this now to give you every option.

However you already have C set as System Active so it should boot if that HD is set first to boot, unless infected or in need of Repair.

Run Malwarebytes in Safe Mode or Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper from CD or flash stick.

You may need to run Startup Repair more than once so it can automate System Restore,and SFC, Then I would also try running them separately from the disk's tools list. SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot

I have to go now so someone else will help you get these done and answer your questions and if necessary we can continue tomorrow when we have your results reported back fully.
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23 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is the Windows 7 HD (DISK1) set first to boot in BIOS setup?

If so, boot the Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair a few times and post back the results.

Also install, update and run a full scan with Malwarebytes in Safe Mode with Networking. If this fails, boot MS Standalone System Sweeper from CD or flash stick to scan the system for infection. Then boot into DVD/Repair CD again to run Startup Repair.

Next unplug all other HD's, plug Windows 7 HD into Disk0 slot on mobo, set it first to boot in BIOS setup, then boot into DVD/Repair CD to run Startup Repair repeatedly. Make sure C remains Active.

What changes did you make exactly and what were you trying to do?
I raN the malwarebytes and nothuing cam eup. I can't use anything using the usb and I'll have to figure which plug is the 0n one. Why would that change when I didn't mess with any plugs?

Also should all 3 of my drives be listed as MBR or should t hey be GPT and only C drive as MBR?
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