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Windows 7: PC hanged while resizing partition C, help please

07 Feb 2011   #1

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PC hanged while resizing partition C, help please

Hi there,

Yesterday I tried to increase partition C with Easeus. I did it successfully a couple of months ago. Today (after 16 hours of processing) the PC still reads 55% total progress, 10% current operation, 100% preparing operation.
Please help!

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07 Feb 2011   #2

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My guess is the drive was rather heavily fragmented when you ran the process.
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07 Feb 2011   #3

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Do you think I should wait for another 24 hours?
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07 Feb 2011   #4

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I honestly don't know, canceling it could be risky if it's locked in moving some piece of important data.
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07 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alex5908 View Post
Do you think I should wait for another 24 hours?
Do you have a backup image that can restore things to the status quo?
Presumably C: is the OS partition and D: would just be some data. I don't see why it would take 16 hours to move the stuff on D: so you could give some of it to C:.

If you don't have an image backup you might try something like Partition Wizard. If you look around you should be able to find the bootable CD version that has all features enabled.

Hard to advise you if I don't know what the state of your backups are.
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08 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No backup whatsoever. That's the problem. I was sick and tired of waiting and stopped the PC. Windows tried to repair itself but failed. I opened the HDD as an external drive. Nothing has changed - even the size of the partition C remained untouched. Now what shall I do to repair the system?
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08 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

What happens when you try to boot it?

At this point you probably have nothing to lose trying the partition recovery tool from the Partition Wizard boot CD:

http://www.partitionwizard.com/parti...otable-cd.html

I don't mess around with my partitions very often. I used to back in the Partition Magic 5 days. But I've heard on a lot of boards that Partition Magic is one of the best free partition programs you can get for Windows. Also the boot CD has features from the Partition Wizard Pro version that aren't included in the personal edition. I'd try the partition recovery. You may just get lucky and be able to copy the backup MBR over the one that got hosed.

I wouldn't keep messing around with the same software that had a problem. Time to move on.
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08 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
At this point you probably have nothing to lose trying the partition recovery tool from the Partition Wizard boot CD:

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to boot computer directly to manage partition.

I don't mess around with my partitions very often. I used to back in the Partition Magic 5 days. But I've heard on a lot of boards that Partition Magic is one of the best free partition programs you can get for Windows. Also the boot CD has features from the Partition Wizard Pro version that aren't included in the personal edition.
Just in passing...

Partition Magic, which was originally from Powerquest, was ultimately acquired by Symantec... who then proceeded to do pretty much nothing to the product to "modernize" it. I have their version 8 (and have had all previous versions), but it won't work beyond WinXP and won't work in Windows 7.

Also even under WinXP it no longer supported very large modern drives (e.g. 1TB and 2Tb), nor is it usable under Windows 7.

Symantec has finally killed the product. It's no longer on their list of products for sale.

In fact, I speculate that the original author (or maintainer) of Partition Magic must have gone to work for Symantec at the time of the Powerquest acquisition. He is now apparently no longer with the Symantec company, if my further speculation is correct, and actually appears to have walked out the door with the Partition Magic software in his briefcase (or maybe he was allowed to do so by Symantec, since they were purging the product from their family).

He then appears to have "modernized" the product as it should have always been, started his own company and web site for theproduct, and renamed the product to now be "Partition Wizard" as you mention. I myself use the v5.2 Home Edition which is perfectly adequate.

And, thankfully, Partition Wizard now DOES support large drives, and now DOES run perfectly under Windows 7.

It also has a standalone boot drive it can create (from ISO image), that allows you to use all features of the product in cases of true disaster recovery, or complete formatting and partitioning of a brand new hard drive to be used as C/boot.


Partition Wizard really IS Partition Magic, but made modern and better and with more features. It's a terrific (and invaluable, for me) tool, and runs under WinXP, Windows 7, standalone boot, etc.

Personally I'd like to see just a few GUI issues improved, but otherwise I can't say anything bad about it. Wonderful product. Does exactly what it is supposed to do.
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08 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Is there a chance to revive (restore) the previous version of Win 7?
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08 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alex5908 View Post
Is there a chance to revive (restore) the previous version of Win 7?
Only if you have taken a "system image" backup of your C-drive to a second and different drive location.

Then you'd be able to boot from the Windows 7 installation (or Windows 7 system repair which you may have created for just such a situation) CD and go into recovery, re-format your primary C-drive, and do a 100% restore of whatever was on that last "system image" you'd taken.

You'd be back in business within an hour, having lost nothing on the entire C-drive from the contents of that most recent "system image" backup you'd taken.

That's why "system image" is such a convenient and powerful way to take a backup of your C-drive. You should probably do it weekly... but to a second local hard drive location or a removable drive.
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