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Windows 7: used MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition

08 Apr 2012   #1

vista home premium 32bit
 
 
used MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition

Hi, I just used MiniTool Partition Wizard Home edition to Move/Resize my Primary hard drive. The final result is it has removed my "C" drive letter and the status is now "none" and of course I cannot boot up my vista laptop, any help would be gratefully received. I can boot with the minitool cd and can see the hard drive and explore its contents,and it says it is the primary drive but I see no "Drive Letters" and the status is "none"

Thankyou
kuppa


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08 Apr 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Boot the partition Wizard cd.

Make sure the Vista partition is marked Active.( If not, mark it active )

Rt click it and assign it a drive letter.

Boot the Vista dvd or Vista install dvd or Windows 7 repair cd or Windows 7 install dvd and run startup repair 2 or 3 times.
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08 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kuppa View Post
Hi, I just used MiniTool Partition Wizard Home edition to Move/Resize my Primary hard drive. The final result is it has removed my "C" drive letter and the status is now "none" and of course I cannot boot up my vista laptop, any help would be gratefully received. I can boot with the minitool cd and can see the hard drive and explore its contents,and it says it is the primary drive but I see no "Drive Letters" and the status is "none"

Thankyou
kuppa
Visit their website at;

http://www.partitionwizard.com/support.html

HTH
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08 Apr 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

This is why one should always use the PW boot disk - because it will never fail - while all other partition managers except Disk management can and will fail.

However if you can see your data then it's likely recoverable using the method SIW2 posted.

If you get stuck please post back a camera snap of the PW drive map and listings: Screen Shots
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08 Apr 2012   #5

vista home premium 32bit
 
 

g'day all, I thank you for your very prompt replies. appologies, I should have told you it is a acer laptop, that I had made factory recovery discs for and I get no offer of repair. I did boot using the partition wizard cd but partition would not stay active and I still could not allocate a drive letter (that part was greyed out) I do thank you again for your effort to help me but have decided to bite the bullet, learn from MY mistakes and do a factory recovery.
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