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Windows 7: Accidentally deleted the System partition...help!!


26 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Accidentally deleted the System partition...help!!

I recently bought a new Toshiba Portege R705-P41 which came loaded with a ton of crap so I attempted to do a clean install but somehow managed to deleted the "System" partition.
Now the laptop wont boot and I stupidly didn't create a system restore point so I'm freaking out a little bit.
Is there any way I can get whatever was in the System partition back so the computer will boot and I can reinstall Windows 7?


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26 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Do a Startup Repair.
Startup Repair
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26 Feb 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello ejr2305, welcome to Seven Forums!


Boot to diskpart and use the method outlined in Step Two #2 of this first tutorial at the link below to mark the C: partition as Active and then run the 3 separate startup repairs with the restarts discussed in the main body of the same tutorial.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

DISKPART : At PC Startup

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc

How to Mark a Partition as Active in Windows 7



Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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26 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you everyone for your helpful responses!
After making my C: the active partition and the others inactive I was successfully able to install Windows 7 with no problems!
Thanks again
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27 Feb 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you got it running and thanks for the update.
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27 Feb 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp
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27 Feb 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Are you clean reinstalling with a Windows 7 Installation DVD or attempting to run Factory Recovery which will reinstall all of the factory bloatware?

Post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings so we can look it over for you as it doesn't sound right.

Here are tips to get a purrfect factory reinstall: re-install windows 7
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