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Windows 7: Can't boot into Windows 7 - Partition Outside Disk

25 Aug 2015   #1
rmullins

Windows 7 Pro, 64 Bit
 
 
Can't boot into Windows 7 - Partition Outside Disk

I have a user whose Windows 7 Pro 64bit pc turned off on him yesterday. Things I have tried so far:

Unplugged and replugged in SSD (Samsung 840 EVO) - Device is an Intel NUC, so only one SATA port to work with. The device is detected in the BIOS as a legacy device, but not UEFI

Windows 7 Installation Disk - Trying to repair computer doesn't show the Drive as a Windows Installation to repair. Attempted running Startup Repair multiple times, with each time showing me an error related to partitions.

I've gone into the Command Prompt and used Bootrec to try FixMbr, FixBoot, ScanOs and RebuildBcd
- FixMbr says it was successful
- FixBoot says Element not found
- ScanOs does not detect an installation
- RebuildBcd does not detect an installation

Going into DISKPART, I am able to Select Disk 0. When I list partitions, it shows 1 partition, with an *. I am not able to select partition 1

I'm now in PartedMagic using GParted, which shows the error about Can't have a partition outside the disk

root@PartedMagic:~# sudo parted /dev/sda unit s print
Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk!
Model: ATA Samsung SSD 840 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 488397168s
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: unknown
Disk Flags:

root@PartedMagic:~# sudo fdisk -l - u /dev/sda


Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors

Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes

Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk identifier: 0x00000001


Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 206848 488394751 244093952 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 2355625984 2355698786 36401+ 63 GNU HURD or SysV
/dev/sda4 1849622528 1850021406 199439+ 41 PPC PReP Boot


Partition table entries are not in disk order


Now the first two look correct, and are within the range of the number of sections. I can also browse the files in the File Manager, which makes me feel much better.

The next two partitions, I have no clue what they are, but they don't appear to be Win7 related.


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25 Aug 2015   #2
rmullins

Windows 7 Pro, 64 Bit
 
 

I've attempted to run a repair using Boot Repair Disk. The results are in the below pastebin

Ubuntu Pastebin

My initial reaction is that I just need to have sda3 and 4 deleted, as they are causing the issue, but I will wait for some advise from the pros here as this is my first time dealing with any partition issues.
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