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Windows 7: Remount Drive partitions


06 Aug 2011   #1

64 bit Home edition
 
 
Remount Drive partitions

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 and unmounted a drive in the partition manager there and when i restarted my PC i am only able to access my recovery partition only on which my PC boots nd only cmd is available...

I used A few commands in cmd abit 'mountvol' nd it is displaying 3 of my volumes.

Any help please? I dont want to loose my data at any cost... =(

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07 Aug 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Gravity14, welcome to Seven Forums!


The method outlined in this tutorial at the link below shows how to copy-out the data you need to save to external media.


How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista

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07 Aug 2011   #3

64 bit Home edition
 
 

No luck, only 1 drive appear here and when clicked it says to format...
I used the Ubuntu to recover the data but only C drive the windows drive is accesible, Other drive with the data doesn mount.

Plus i dont want to loose my windows installation, it came with the laptop :/
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07 Aug 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

[quoote]Plus i dont want to loose my windows installation, it came with the laptop :/ [quote]
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.


Try Rescue kit:
Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning
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07 Aug 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again, have a look through the information presented in this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key


If you choose to go this way, I would suggest you completely wipe secure erase the entire Hard Disk Drive to over-write the old Linux code, that code, especially the Grub loader is a real issue sometime to overcome and a wipe may save you some time in the long-run.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information


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07 Aug 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Would you like to try repair it now, or have you gone on to run Recovery or reinstall?

If you want to attempt repairs and you don't have the Windows 7 installation DVD, you'll need to make a Windows 7 Repair CD in the Backup center on any Windows 7 machine of the same bit version.

Boot the DVD Repair console or Repair CD, see if it finds an installation to Repair. Next click through to System Recovery Options list, choose Startup Repair, run repeatedly.

Report back results and any error messages received verbatim.
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07 Aug 2011   #7

64 bit Home edition
 
 

Thank you so much guys for the support, i really really appreciate it.

I ran the startup repair a couple time, almost 3 times, once it said to restart and check, twice it said it could not be repaired. Tests were of arnd 30 to 45 min

Earlier i wasnt able to access when i used to do C:/ but now it becomes accessible in cmd. but it does not list any directories or files, shows free space.

I think there is some mount issues i have to do with to make the partition accessed by Windows.

I did this tutorial to change the Boot in cmd

  • bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
  • c:
  • cd boot
  • attrib bcd -s -h -r
  • ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
  • bootrec /RebuildBcd
Its showing \Boot\BCD doesn exist
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07 Aug 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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[QUOTE=theog;1523784][quoote]Plus i dont want to loose my windows installation, it came with the laptop :/
Quote:
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.

Try Rescue kit:
Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning
Did you try to remount with Paragon.
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07 Aug 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

If remounting fails (why did you dismount the drive anyway?) then boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD
use Partition Recovery Wizard to scan for and recover the lost partitions.

Mark Windows 7 partition Active.

Next click on HD to highlight, then from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply steps.

If this fails to start Windows 7, run 3 Startup Repairs from Repair CD again.

Unfortunately Linux on the same HD can make Windows 7 irreparable. We see it all the time here.
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07 Aug 2011   #10

64 bit Home edition
 
 

Nothing worked. ****ing Ubuntu!!
I am redoing my PC from scratch. *sigh*
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