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Windows 7: remove xp dual boot from win7 original installation


03 Aug 2012   #21
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I see that you deleted your data partition. I would immediately try undeleting it using Partition Recovery Wizard of Partition Wizard.

Watch the video here to see how it is done: How to activate Partition Recovery Wizard of partition magic? Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard Video Help.

I do not know why you would delete your main data partition when you were only to Convert the disk to Basic. You have a video tutorial on how to do that: http://www.partitionwizard.com/video...rtdynamic.html

Whether you can recover a Dynamic partition is questionable. But if you do then immediately convert the HD to Basic which is all you were to be doing.


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03 Aug 2012   #22

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thanks for your help, i guess im on the right way
i was able to remov the dynamic thing. partitions seem to be back and patition wizzard if i double click i can see my files i had before, it's just i the dont appear in the file explorer...

i wasnt able to "recuperate" all partitions.. but i have the ones i wanted
what am i missing?


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03 Aug 2012   #23
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Can we see a Disk Mgmt screenshot as well?

Why are there Program files on the large data partition?

I would run a Disk Check on all partitions. This can be done also using PW installed version by rightclicking on each lettered partition to Check File System.
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03 Aug 2012   #24

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i just have a 125gb msata ssd... so most of my soft that dont need to go fast and my work emails are on the 7200rpm hdd partition... the apps i was to run fast are on the ssd (with Windows 7)


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03 Aug 2012   #25
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Even better is to put the User folders on the HD linked to the SSD via the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums

This should make enough space to install the programs on the SSD where they will benefit most.

If you're extra careful you can gather the Unallocated space into whichever adjacent partition you want it using Partition Wizard bootable CD Resize function, for which I linked a video tutorial earlier. This will also check the file system at the same time.
http://www.partitionwizard.com/video...partition.html
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03 Aug 2012   #26

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how can i get to see my recovered partitions in the drive tree? i cant see them in there... all i see is my c: (ssd) and the cd/dvd drive
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03 Aug 2012   #27

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i dont need the others ill just reformat them... the ones i need atre the 411Gb and 15.6 GB
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03 Aug 2012   #28
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Give the partitions a drive letter so they show up in Explorer: Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

The correct way to utilize the unallocated space is to resize the adjacent partition into it. If it's to the right you can do it with Disk Mgmt Extend, to the left it must be Partition Wizard Resize.
Partition or Volume - Extend
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03 Aug 2012   #29

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!

the stupid dual boot is still there but you fixed my partitions
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03 Aug 2012   #30
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Did you try Rebuild BCD? How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

Sometimes the only way to finally get rid of the ghost listing is to wipe the OS HD to clear the boot sector.
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