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Windows 7: Deleted Recovery partition. Unable to boot into windows now.

06 Oct 2012   #1
rajeshksv37

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
Deleted Recovery partition. Unable to boot into windows now.

Hi Friends,

Mine is Dell xps 13 ultrabook shipped with windows 7. I thought of installing ubuntu, so I unknowingly deleted recovery partition, formatted it and installed ubuntu. Now ubuntu is working fine. But in grub, I am not able to see windows. So I followed this tutorial How to Manually Repair Windows 7 Boot Loader Problems - How-To Geek to fix my windows. But it didnt work

In second screenshot, Windows 7 option didnt appear. I clicked next and did Startup repair which didnt help and then went to command prompt to execute the two commands

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot

The first command executed successfully but the second command gave me an error "the volume does not contain a recognized file system"

How can I recover my windows . Please help. I need windows badly

Thanks!









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06 Oct 2012   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi Rajeshksv37,

Welcome to SevenForums.

If you are in U.S.A, fill in the Media Request form and submit online. https://support.dell.com/support/top.../backupcd_form

Other than U.S.A., please contact DELL Technical Support in your country and request backup disc for your system.

DELL will send you the OS Reinstall Disk free of cost.

With it in hand, you may do a clean install and then install Ubuntu, Kubuntu or whatever.

Whatever other course you want to try, you are free to do it, but try to get the free OS reinstall disk from Dell. It will keep you in good stead.
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06 Oct 2012   #3
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

What does it look like in your disk management window...can you post a screen shot of that please.
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06 Oct 2012   #4
rajeshksv37

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

I cannot boot into windows Cannot post a screenshot
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06 Oct 2012   #5
kinghthood

win7
 
 

Hello,
Do you have an external DVD drive?
Because I believe that there is no DVD drive on this ultrabook to install windows on it, try to contact tech support check for the options that are available.
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06 Oct 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Dell puts the bootmgr on the recovery partition. So when you deleted that, you lost the bootmgr.

What you can do is to activate the C partition - e.g. with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard. Then you can repair the bootmgr - best is by running a repair with the installation or repair disk 3 times.
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06 Oct 2012   #7
rajeshksv37

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

I dont have a DVD drive but I can re-install windows 7 from USB. But I am trying to avoid reinstallation and try to fix things using system recovery tools (if exist)
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06 Oct 2012   #8
kinghthood

win7
 
 

bootmgr is deleted from the computer and last resort would to to reinstall windows on the computer
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06 Oct 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kinghthood View Post
bootmgr is deleted from the computer and last resort would to to reinstall windows on the computer
Not so - the problem of a missing bootmgr can be fixed relatively easily.
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06 Oct 2012   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kinghthood View Post
bootmgr is deleted from the computer and last resort would to to reinstall windows on the computer
Not so - the problem of a missing bootmgr can be fixed relatively easily.
I wonder if someone made him a bootable USB key with Partition Wizard maybe he could just undelete the partition? All the stuff might still be intact.
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