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Windows 7: Computer won't boot after deleting linux partition

22 Apr 2014   #21
Blue67impala

Windows 7
 
 

Windows will totally blue screen i set my transfer mode to ahci


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22 Apr 2014   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why don't you reformat the disk with Linux using Gparted (which is their disk management). If you need guidance, let me know.
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22 Apr 2014   #23
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Either that or you could try to AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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22 Apr 2014   #24
Blue67impala

Windows 7
 
 

So i shut down my computer, booted it back up without the secondary hdd attached, went into the bios, changed the transfer mode to ahci, rebooted this time with the secondary plugged in, pressed f10 and booted into my gparted live usb. I tried to start it in normal and failsafe modes, both ironically failed, with the error message sayong kernal panic not syncing, out of memory and no killable process. I have 8gbs of memory so what the heck is going on here?
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22 Apr 2014   #25
Blue67impala

Windows 7
 
 

And gparted works fine if my second hard drive isn't plugged in, terrific
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22 Apr 2014   #26
Blue67impala

Windows 7
 
 

Its also saying that my primary hard drive contains gpt signatures, what is that about?
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22 Apr 2014   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Is your primary drive formatted in GPT - check in disk management.

For formatting the secondary drive with Gparted I would boot from a live Linux CD or a live Linux stick.
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22 Apr 2014   #28
Blue67impala

Windows 7
 
 

Ill try that next, right now im in a windows repair cd, which wouldn't start with the secondary hdd plugged in, so i plugged it in after startup and ran diskpart /rescan, its taking forever and a day to find this disk. And all i did was delete a linux partition, this is ridiculous.
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22 Apr 2014   #29
Blue67impala

Windows 7
 
 

The diskpart utility didnt work, so i followed the guide to get ahci to work in windows, which went well. So i enabled ahci in the bios and booted into windows which was fine, windows actually booted faster than usual. But when i tried to reboot with the secondary plugged in, no luck. Windows just stayed frozen at the windows logo. I knew that ahci supported hot swappable drives, so rebooted again with my secondary unplugged and plugged it in after windows bootup. Now windows is taking forever to find the driver for the disk. Im just to give it a while and hope this works.
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22 Apr 2014   #30
Blue67impala

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, as i thought windows failed to grab the driver for the drive and trying to scan for the drive in disk management doesn't work either, it goes in an endless loop of scanning for the disk. Also i saw no indication that my primary partition is using gpt at all. Going to try booting into linux and using gparted from there. Also, when i boot i have the option of booting into my secondary hdd which takes me to grub rescue mode. Not sure what i can do from there though.
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