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Windows 7: Will windows7 start on "Simple" type partition?

04 Oct 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

I'm not sure Media Builder is in PW v.4.2 which is the zip file linked. I believe the Media Builder starts in v.7.6 which has Conversion to Basic as a paid feature. So I'd try Golden's method posted above first or borrow or buy a CD if you want to use freeware. .


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04 Oct 2012   #12
tassan

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

USB works now,
2 minutes remaining before the important files are copied to another usb. so I could restart the notebook.
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04 Oct 2012   #13
tassan

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I am really sorry, but windows just booted while on Simple volume.
Should I still follow your instructions and convert it to basic then logical, or should I just leave it be? which one is more safer?
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04 Oct 2012   #14
tassan

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Everything was fine, I tried to make it basic, and BOOM, everything is gone. -___-

EDIT: I am going insane now. LOL my bro will kill me, its his office notebook D:

EDIT2: I am trying the Recover partition thingy??
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04 Oct 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

You need to get a grip. Did you follow the steps exactly in How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard? If so there is no possibility that everything would just be gone. You had to do something else reckless.

What does the PW drive map say on it? Post back a camera snap if you can.

Pause and take a deep breath while you watch this video for how to try to Recover the partitions: Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard Video Help.

But let us see whats on the PW drive map and listings first.
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04 Oct 2012   #16
tassan

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I did EXACTLY as the video said, but I didnt delete the partitions i had created.

I have recovered all the partitions. but the problem is, none of them have a drive letter,
and the option to change the drive letter is disabled.

I think everything will be fine if and only if I could just add the driveletter.


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04 Oct 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

The steps I gave you clearly said before conversion to first delete the partitions you created which tipped disk to Dynamic. There also were clear warning messages that this was about to happen which you ignored.

You can now boot into Win7 which is correctly on C? But you cannot add other partition Drive Letters - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums?

Use FREE Rescue Kit Express | PARAGON Software Group

Boot the Paragon CD - select Normal Mode , then Boot Corrector.

Correct drive letters in the system registry.



Release any incorrect letter first, if necesssary.
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04 Oct 2012   #18
tassan

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can boot into Win7 which is correctly on C? But you cannot add other partition Drive Letters - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums?

Use FREE Rescue Kit Express | PARAGON Software Group

Boot the Paragon CD - select Normal Mode , then Boot Corrector.

Correct drive letters in the system registry.



Release the incorrect letter first, if necesssary.



See the above post, it contains the image i took.

Edit: what will be the driveletter of system reserved partition?
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04 Oct 2012   #19
gregrocker

 

You are looking at the Paragon booted CD drive map which never has drive letters. Can you boot into Win7 now?

If not confirm System partition is marked Active, then on PW drive map click on HD to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR: Partition Wizard Rebuild MBR Video Help.

If Win7 doesn't start run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times from the Win7 installer which is available with a tool to write to flash stick in Step 1/2 in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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04 Oct 2012   #20
tassan

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You are looking at the Paragon booted CD drive map which never has drive letters. Can you boot into Win7 now?

If not confirm System partition is marked Active, then on PW drive map click on HD to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR: Partition Wizard Rebuild MBR Video Help.

If Win7 doesn't start run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
I am still downloading the paragon thing, but its .exe how am i supposed to write it to usb(again since i can't go and get a blank cd)

and no, I can't boot to windows, as it does not have a drive letter.
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