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Windows 7: windows 7 cannot boot - cannot run chkdsk or diskpart

04 Jul 2012   #21
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djjjuk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Follow the video tutorial.
the option to convert to basic disk is greyed out, so i cant do that. i have partition wizard 4.2.2 - so assumed id be able to do this from it?
sure you followed instructions as described on Video help on how to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard partition magic? ?


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04 Jul 2012   #22
Kaktussoft

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Maybe this can help you (source Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk )

7. If you have not already, you will need to download and install the free MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition program.

8. Open MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition, and click on the Partition Recovery Wizard link in the left pane. (see screenshot below)

9. Click on Next. (see screenshot below)

10. Select the Unallocted disk that use to be the dynamic disk, and click on Next. (see screenshot below)

11. Select (dot) Full Disk, and click on Next. (see screenshot below)

12. Select (dot) Quick Scan, and click on Next. (see screenshot below)

13. When it's finished, check all found partition boxes, and click on Finish. (see screenshot below)

14. At the bottom left corner of the left pane, click on the Apply button. (see screenshot below)

15. Click on Yes. (see screenshot below)

16. When it's finished, click on OK. (see screenshot below)

17. Close Partition Wizard Home Edition.

18. Restart the computer to have the deleted dynamic disk restored as a primary disk now with all of the data still on it.
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04 Jul 2012   #23
djjjuk

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

now another problem ...

only one of the partitions has a label - none have letters, so i cannot run 'check file system' on any of them. after deleting the 4th partition, i attempted to resize the 3rd partition to take up the remaining space. this gave me an error telling me to use the file system check, but its greyed out.

ill get a photo up shortly. kind of thinking this is a lost cause
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04 Jul 2012   #24
djjjuk

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Maybe this can help you (source Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk )

7. If you have not already, you will need to download and install the free MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition program.

see attached for a screen of the partitions.

i tried the above, but after clicking finish, nothing else happened - no operations pending to apply.

the list of partitions after doing the partition recovery step did indicate that the first one was 'lost/deleted'.


https://www.dropbox.com/s/frqw2to4arki0vc/IMAG0074.jpg
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04 Jul 2012   #25
djjjuk

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

hmm. the above was using 'quick scan'. im now using 'full scan' and it has so far found 3 'Boot' partitions, that are 'lost/deleted'. all 3.01mb ?
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04 Jul 2012   #26
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djjjuk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Maybe this can help you (source Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk )

7. If you have not already, you will need to download and install the free MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition program.

see attached for a screen of the partitions.

i tried the above, but after clicking finish, nothing else happened - no operations pending to apply.

the list of partitions after doing the partition recovery step did indicate that the first one was 'lost/deleted'.


https://www.dropbox.com/s/frqw2to4arki0vc/IMAG0074.jpg
This is great!! disk is basic again and system reserved and system partition are back! The OTHER very small partition can be deleted. please try to do that. and apply that. Can you boot in win7 now?
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04 Jul 2012   #27
djjjuk

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djjjuk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Follow the video tutorial.
the option to convert to basic disk is greyed out, so i cant do that. i have partition wizard 4.2.2 - so assumed id be able to do this from it?
sure you followed instructions as described on Video help on how to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard partition magic? ?
yes. all that video does is point out where the option is. as i say, its greyed out.
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04 Jul 2012   #28
djjjuk

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

not sure if you can see this, but heres what shows while running partition recovery:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/twkilbshk8zev0b/IMAG0075.jpg

its grey as its running but you might be able to make it out. what are the 3 at the bottom? should they be deleted?
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04 Jul 2012   #29
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djjjuk View Post
not sure if you can see this, but heres what shows while running partition recovery:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/twkilbshk8zev0b/IMAG0075.jpg

its grey as its running but you might be able to make it out. what are the 3 at the bottom? should they be deleted?
Don't recover them!! They are located between start and end LBA of C-drive!! So fake recovery. Partition tries to recover anything he things "can be a partition".

But you only had "system reserved" (199MB) and C (many GB) ? Nothing else before starting installing linux?

Don't recover now! But post camshot how disk layout is now please
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04 Jul 2012   #30
djjjuk

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Don't recover them!! They are located between start and end LBA of C-drive!! So fake recovery. Partition tries to recover anything he things "can be a partition".

But you only had "system reserved" (199MB) and C (many GB) ? Nothing else before starting installing linux?

Don't recover now! But post camshot how disk layout is now please
the disk layout it still as it was in the first picture i attached. there were 3 partitions BEFORE linux - a recovery partition (installed by HP), a system (199) and the C drive (all the rest of the space)

what about the top one - start LBA 63 end 2047?
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