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Windows 7: Deleted OEM Partition and now cannot boot

13 Jul 2010   #21

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That's what started all this, right?
No idea what you are talking about.

Anyway, it seems that actually recovering my system is not so easy.

So I guess I will to attempt a full reinstall.

The thing is as it stands win 7 will not install as I explained in my first post.

But, do you think the original Samsung Recovery CD will get me back to windows XP? Then I can reinstall 7 again.

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13 Jul 2010   #22
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

If you have a W 7 upgrade disk, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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13 Jul 2010   #23

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If you go for reinstalling Windows 7, take a look at BFK's first link in post 18.
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13 Jul 2010   #24

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Change the Partition Type.

You can try doing it with Partition Wizard - not sure how good that particular function is in PW , but it's worth a go.

Boot the PW cd , rt click the partition Modify>Change partition type ID >select 0x07ntfs, apply, ok.

Otherwise, use Paragon - it's more techie - but it's a lot more competent.

Free registration Paragon PM Linux boot disc
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13 Jul 2010   #25


If the only remaining parition is your OEM partition, then you apparently deleted your Win7 partition instead of the OEM partition as you intended.

Boot the PW CD and Explore the remaining partition to see what folders are on there. Then on the DIsk tab, see if you can recover the Win7 partition if you deleted it.

If you still have the full Win7 installation on there then did you mark it Active with PW CD, boot the Win7 DVD Repair console, click through to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots?
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13 Jul 2010   #26

Windows 7 x64 / Same

You need to reinstall Windows, delete all partitions, create a new one at install, and install Windows on that.
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