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Windows 7: Created a new partition, would like to some help to remove it please

21 Aug 2013   #11
gregrocker

 

It shows how in Mark Partition Active Method 2 to use the Command Line from System Recovery Options - Try Option 1 from the F8 options Command Line first.

If that won't work and you don't have a Win7 installer DVD or bootable flash stick, or System Repair Disk then you'll need to download the installer ISO from Step 1 and burn to DVD or write to stick from steps 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Boot installer to access Repair My Computer on second screen.



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21 Aug 2013   #12
Craig Happe

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

I'm sorry Greg, I'm just panicking a bit and not thinking straight. I'm on the command prompt screen now, will let you know
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21 Aug 2013   #13
gregrocker

 

No problem. We're here to see you through it. We deal with these every day here since before Win7 was released.

Derek will be with you while I am out for a few hours. Don't panic. The worst case is you can rescue your files out and get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 (same for retail). So your punishment is you have the best install of Win7 to be had.

Everything that possibly can be done to start unbootable Win7 is also compiled in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start if the initial critical steps I gave you don't help.

If it gets started fall back to the early steps Derek and I gave you. These are known solutions based on countless thousands of installs we've helped with here.
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21 Aug 2013   #14
Craig Happe

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

I put my Windows disk in i managed to make it active again so i'm in windows now. Thanks for the help Greg
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21 Aug 2013   #15
gregrocker

 

Now fall back to the earliest steps Derek and I gave you to mark G Inactive,

Keep Win7 HD as Disk0 for the reasons I gave, to avoid having to convert the Data HD's partitions to Logical,

Remove drive letter H. Ignore scary message as it def needs no letter.
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21 Aug 2013   #16
Craig Happe

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Cheers for the help, just one more thing. What would recommend shrinking my backup (Z) drive to?
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21 Aug 2013   #17
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I guess that would depend on how many images and/or data copies you like to keep, personally, I just have a folder for my images on my external.
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21 Aug 2013   #18
gregrocker

 

What do you want to use the partition for?
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22 Aug 2013   #19
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Craig Happe View Post
Cheers for the help, just one more thing. What would recommend shrinking my backup (Z) drive to?
Hi Craig Happe,

As Greg suggested it is system reserved partition which would be required for the system to boot. You should continue with him as I am sure he would be able to answer all your queries.
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22 Aug 2013   #20
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SandeepP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Craig Happe View Post
Cheers for the help, just one more thing. What would recommend shrinking my backup (Z) drive to?
Hi Craig Happe,

As Greg suggested it is system reserved partition which would be required for the system to boot. You should continue with him as I am sure he would be able to answer all your queries.
Actually, (H) was the system reserved partition that has now had the letter removed, (Z) is the 2Tb drive.
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