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Windows 7: Invalid system partition


06 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 / XP64
 
 
Invalid system partition

Hey, so I'm new. HI O_O. lol been racking my brain and lacking in sleep because I have been trying to find a way back into my install of Windows 7. Basicly It can't find my install. Start up repair with Windows 7 repair disk comes back "root cause found: The partition table does not have a valid system partition. Repair of course just doesn't seem to do anything. Have been at this for round 6-7 hours off and on. Though I am not very good with command line interfaces. Don't know if this is important but where it would say your windows directory in the log file it only says

System disk= \Device\harddisk0
windows directory =

Don't know if it being blank is important. If anyone can shed some light on what I can do to get back in or how would I go about getting some of my 2 days of data'/updating on to my other HDD?


PS. was reading earlier that the log file is kept in %windir%\system32\logfiles\srt\srttrail.txt I can only find as far as logfiles Can't find srt. Blah,

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06 Nov 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Boot 7 dvd to system recovery options command prompt. Type:

Diskpart

lis vol

( find the vol letter e.g C or partition number e.g. 1 for the system partition )

sel vol C ( or sel vol 1 , obviously use the correct letter or number)

act

exi

see if that helps.
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06 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 / XP64
 
 

I have found IT!!!

Volume 1 Letter C Lable Windows 7 file system NTFS Type Partition size 74GB (80 gb drive...) Status healthy....


Feel like im so close.....
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06 Nov 2009   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Any other vols listed?


You need to pick the right one.
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06 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 / XP64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Boot 7 dvd to system recovery options command prompt. Type:

Diskpart

lis vol

( find the vol letter e.g C or partition number e.g. 1 for the system partition )

sel vol C ( or sel vol 1 , obviously use the correct letter or number)

act

exi

see if that helps.
I was with you up till act and exi. I'm a command line newb
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06 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 / XP64
 
 

There is my repair cd (I d/c 'd my 320 gb drive)
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06 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 / XP64
 
 

im going between comps, this is a full on mission haha.

ok so here is what I am looking at


list disk

Disk o online size 74gb free 1024 dyn gpt both blank?

diskpart> list volume

vol 0 ltr d (my repair cd)

vol 1 ltr c Volume windows 7 (the object of my desire) ntfs type partition size 74 gb healthy
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06 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 / XP64
 
 

I have selected volume 1 windows 7 aka C:

.....and then?
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06 Nov 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Type just these three letters:

act

then press enter

next, type just these three letters

exi

then press enter - to leave diskpart.

close cmd prompt. Take the dvd out. Restart pc.
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06 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 / XP64
 
 

lol im stupid didn't see ur post. ok so act was to make it active, done. exi as in exit?
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