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

22 Apr 2014   #31
whs
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Another option would be to use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard and wipe that secondary disk.

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22 Apr 2014   #32
Blue67impala

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Using gparted in linux doesn't work, as soon as i plug the hard drive in ubuntu just freezes.
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22 Apr 2014   #33
essenbe

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

Your hard drive is showing all the signs of a dead or dying drive.
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22 Apr 2014   #34
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blue67impala View Post
Using gparted in linux doesn't work, as soon as i plug the hard drive in ubuntu just freezes.
I think Steve is right. There is more damage than just a formatting problem. That is also indicated by the BIOS hanging on it. You probably have to cut your losses.
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22 Apr 2014   #35
Blue67impala

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I was able delete all of the partitions with partition wizard, and now i'm doing a surface test to see if theres anything wrong with the hard drive
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22 Apr 2014   #36
whs
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That is good news. Amazing that PW could deal with it where the BIOS and Linux cannot. I think we are going to learn something from that case.
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22 Apr 2014   #37
essenbe

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That is good news. Amazing that PW could deal with it where the BIOS and Linux cannot. I think we are going to learn something from that case.
I agree, that's quite strange. I know PW can do some things few other programs can, but I've not seen this before. I guess we will never know, but I would like to know the cause.
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22 Apr 2014   #38
Blue67impala

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I'am happy to report that the entire disk has been cleaned, and i can now not only boot windows with the secondary hard drive plugged, but i can actually see it in disk management. Also the surface test turned up all green, no errors whatsoever. Thank you so much guys, not only did you guys get my hard drive working but you also got my computer to boot faster than it did before because of the new ahci transfer mode for sata hard drives, which is a nice bonus. Thanks again and may the force be with you.
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22 Apr 2014   #39
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Glad to hear that. Looks like you are a happy camper now. Maybe you want to mark the thread as 'solved'.
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22 Apr 2014   #40
Blue67impala

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Marked as solved and +Rep for you guys!
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