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Windows 7: XP Bootfix formats HDD ?!


15 Jun 2010   #11

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

After you have undeleted the partition , run startup repair from the 7 dvd.


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16 Jun 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have my partition back.

However the startup repair hasnt worked. It runs without errors, tells me to reboot and I end up with "Insert system disk and press Enter."

In the console I tried bootrec /rebuildbcd -> yes -> element not found
diskpart -> select disk 0 -> select part 1 -> active -> partition type is invalid for this process

Edit: The log of startup repair says the error is that the partition table does not contain a valid system partition -> fix: repair partition table

Edit2: Ok, looks like the problem is that its a logical partition. How can i make it primary? Copy data, delete partition, create new primary partition and copy data back?
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16 Jun 2010   #13

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You can use a partition manager to convert logical >primary without data loss.

Do you have one the great Paragon special edition giveaways they often do ?

If not , you can use Partition Wizard - you need V4.2 here post 34

Easy instructions here - it only takes a few seconds :

http://www.partitionwizard.com/video...rtdynamic.html


Or , you could do this , but it takes a very long time if you have a lot of data :

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Edit2: Ok, looks like the problem is that its a logical partition. How can i make it primary? Copy data, delete partition, create new primary partition and copy data back?
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16 Jun 2010   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you for your help. It worked. Back to normal.
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16 Jun 2010   #15

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Great - glad to hear it.
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