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Windows 7: Windows not genuine after partition resize

10 Nov 2011   #1

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Windows not genuine after partition resize

I resized a partition (the boot partition) using gparted off a linux boot disk (should be the same as any other program, though) after removing a backup partition which was never used. I rebooted the computer, and it ran startup repair. After startup repair had finished, I rebooted again. This time it boots into windows and gets to the login screen. I can log in, but it comes up with "welcome", followed by "preparing your desktop". It then loads a temporary profile. From there, I tried to load the control panel to load system so I could input the product key, but it wouldn't load the control panel because of an error I can't remember - but it displayed something like this:
"{random nums and letters}"
Does anyone know how to make it boot from a permenant account?

Thanks a heap in advance.

PS. I have access to command prompt as admin, and regedit. Also, I have another windows partition which I might be able to boot from. I also have a linux bootable CD, if that helps (can move around files from there)

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10 Nov 2011   #2

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your profile is corrupt for some reason. we will fix that later. Create a new account with admin rights and logon under that account. is windows genuine then? works that accountand has it a permanent profile?
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10 Nov 2011   #3

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to make your windows know that it moved some partitions
-go to "defrag" and select the defrag scheme. Disable any ghost volumes from the list
-go to system properties and disable restore points on ghost volumes. enable it on your real volumes
ghost volumes are something like "C (missing)". After that try to make a manual restorepoint
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10 Nov 2011   #4

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By backup partition, I mean backups of files, not of the system itself. I don't use system restore.
BTW, this is for a friend of mine - I personally take backups of the whole system, but he has no backups. We can't see any ghost volume as we can't open windows explorer. I will try and contact him about the suggestion for making a new user account over the phone though.
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10 Nov 2011   #5

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ghost volumes are not visible in explorer. Reread my description!
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10 Nov 2011   #6

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information   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
startup repair disc-create


Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

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

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in reply to Kaktusoft:
I know they are not visible, but my point was that:
a) we can't open the control panel, so can't access system restore, which, by the sounds of it, we need to access this setting.
b) we never used system restore

Correct me if I'm wrong, but that step isn't nessecary if I don't use system restore - right?

And to answer theogg, this is a custom built computer, so there was no OEM, and my friend doesn't use backups - only reason (however, we do have the windows install CD)
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10 Nov 2011   #8

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10 Nov 2011   #9

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It doesn't come up with that error, but it's just starting to prepare the desktop now.
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10 Nov 2011   #10

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Ok. Computer has loaded the desktop. It comes up with the error "no such interface supported", on both the old user account, and the new one we just created.

When we try to open my computer, to load the disk defrag tool, it says "explorer.exe not supported".
EDIT: we can access the defrag tool through command prompt - defragging all drives now (so could be a while)
We still can't open the control panel.
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