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Windows 7: Partition table lost after Hibernate

25 Sep 2010   #31
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map and listings. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

It's possible your System partition was derailed to the data drive. It needs to be checked to see if it is still marked System Active.

Then we need to see what partition is now marked System Active on the WIn7 HD since its partitioning was unclear in DISKPART prior to repair.


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25 Sep 2010   #32
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map and listings. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

It's possible your System partition was derailed to the data drive. It needs to be checked to see if it is still marked System Active.

Then we need to see what partition is now marked System Active on the WIn7 HD since its partitioning was unclear in DISKPART prior to repair.
Drive map attached. Zenith (E: ) is active when it should not be, as it is a slave. Thanks for the followup.

How do I take care of the second step you are talking about with DISKPART?


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25 Sep 2010   #33
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The way is shown in my snip below.

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25 Sep 2010   #34
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
The way is shown in my snip below.

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Got it, thanks.

Any thoughts on my theory as to why this problem occurred after the hibernate in the first place?
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25 Sep 2010   #35
gregrocker

 

It likely happened because Zenith was marked Active which confused or corrupted the MBR.

We see this here all the time with random partitions marked Active.
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25 Sep 2010   #36
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again mate, sorry I got side-tracked earlier.



As I mentioned earlier a lot of different people have a second get marked active quite often, I've even had one do so without my ever finding the reason as do a lot of others; just chalk one up and remember the remedy.
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25 Sep 2010   #37
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It likely happened because Zenith was marked Active and confused or corrupted the MBR. We see this here all the time with random partitions marked Active.
Ah, but Zenith wasn't marked active until after I followed your instructions.
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25 Sep 2010   #38
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It likely happened because Zenith was marked Active and confused or corrupted the MBR. We see this here all the time with random partitions marked Active.
Ah, but Zenith wasn't marked active until after I followed your instructions.

How do you know, you couldn't boot into Windows?
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25 Sep 2010   #39
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It likely happened because Zenith was marked Active and confused or corrupted the MBR. We see this here all the time with random partitions marked Active.
Ah, but Zenith wasn't marked active until after I followed your instructions.

How do you know, you couldn't boot into Windows?
I assumed b/c startup repair said there was a partition table issue. I do believe that my BIOS thought Zenith was the primary. Hopefully that problem won't creep up again. I wish I could tell the difference in the BIOS b/w the 2 identical drives.
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25 Sep 2010   #40
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You were trying to do a startup repair to a system with 2 active partitions, active is the flag that tells the repair procedure where to create the "new" boot files and that caused the confusion.
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