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Windows 7: Not Booting after resizing partition, No Boot Error

20 Nov 2011   #11
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by periboob View Post
If I ever needed to re-size to a larger partition, I would likely first try the work-around using Junction/Symbolic-links. Any opinion on practical limitations of this approach?
I haven't tried any of that in Windows. In Linux I used links all the time. When running out of room on my installed software partition I'd link to another partition and move everything over. Not fully automated but the path redirection worked. It served the purpose.

Linux is designed from ground up to collect multiple sources under / root file system. In fact it could change the root on the fly. If you had a booting problem you could boot a floppy, change root to the HD to get into your stuff normally, and fix your boot configurations to boot from the HD next time. Just the editors felt unnatural me being from Dos. If they had a lot of text editors with Windows type editing shortcuts I probably would have kept up with it.


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20 Nov 2011   #12
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Incorrect Start Sector?

I made the mistake of creating excessively large partitions for my 3 operating systems.

When I needed extra space, I decided to resize and relocate my operating system partitions.
I shrunk the partitions and "compacted" them, to get all the empty space combined after them.
When I restarted my PC, only the first OS would run.
The easiest fix I could think of, was reinstalling.

I suspect that the MBR (or the Windows Boot Loader) still pointed at the previous Start Sector locations and of course there weren't any operating systems at those locations.
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21 Nov 2011   #13
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

do I understand rigth that you have a 54MB partition and a large windows partition (remaining space on disk)? What is the label of first small partition and what's used for?
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21 Nov 2011   #14
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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When I needed extra space, I decided to resize and relocate my operating system partitions.
I haven't moved Windows partitions around since the old days of Partition Magic when I had 4 or 5(if you count Dos as an OS) OS on my machine at the same time. Stuff was simpler then. One thing funny, when I was playing around with VMs I made one from an old Win98 install CD. Then I realized the entire file system wasn't really big enough to do anything with. It's easy to forget how small stuff was then.
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