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Windows 7: Invalid System Partition Problem

15 May 2011   #31
Cdubbs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If PW CD Rebuilt your MBR and you can now boot into Windows, then you can also delete OpenSUSE with PW if that is still your intention.

If not, you can try adding the Linux distro using EasyBCD 2.02 "Add OS" function's Linux tab. EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
It boots to the startup screen then gives me the option to choose startup repair or boot into a bluescreen


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15 May 2011   #32
gregrocker

 

The worst cases of Win7 becoming corrupted beyond repair and even unable to rescue files are often seen when GRUB is on the same HD.

In a small number of cases, it will yield to repair or at least to copy out files if the partition with GRUB is wiped. You can try that if another Linux boot disk won't let you at your files.
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15 May 2011   #33
Cdubbs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The worst cases of Win7 becoming corrupted beyond repair and even unable to rescue files are often seen when GRUB is on the same HD.

In a small number of cases, it will yield to repair or at least to copy out files if the partition with GRUB is wiped. You can try that if another Linux boot disk won't let you at your files.
So how do I wipe out GRUB? Will deleting my SUSE partition do the trick or no?
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15 May 2011   #34
gregrocker

 

It's a long shot but if you're getting rid of it anyway Wipe the partition using PW CD.
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01 Jul 2011   #35
Meetyou

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Help! Please!

guys, im kinda lost here!
So basically, here is the situation. I have 3 identical 500G hdd - 2 in raid 1 (mirror), and one I partioned as 30G to act as C for windows and the rest for junk. However, I got an 60G ssd which I than used for windows, and formatting the 30GB space. For many month things were fine, until one day I got BSOD and finally windows stopped working overall.
At first I thought its a virus, and wanted to reinstall windows, but weird things started happening - firstly ssd was unstable. Bios can see it one time, windows does not see it. and than it dissapears from bios and appears again. changed cables - nothingI deducted that ssd is broken (it had an orange light on) and took it out, and decided to use my spare 30Gb partition to write windows on it. but no matter what, windows just does not see it. While it shows up in Bios, windows will not see neither the 30Gb partition, nor the hdd at all. I ran the diagnostics, and it says that the partition table has invalid system partition. How do I fix that?
The 2 Raid storages so far work fine (I hope), windows sees them, but of course I wont install it on them. I flashed the MOBO, cleared BIOS settings, everything. And still same problem - I cant install windows or even see the hdd on the system. dont know how to proceed. Please help! Its been several days that Im using borrowed laptop. And im pretty sure the solution is simple (it always is). Thanks!
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02 Jul 2011   #36
gregrocker

 

Wipe the HD of all code: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

You may have problems trying to install if the RAID is plugged in. Win7 doesn't much like RAID.
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02 Jul 2011   #37
Meetyou

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

thanks.
The thing is, windows does not see the hdd in diskpart. Bios sees it fine, but not windows. Also, when i tried to install xp on it, in my desparate attempt, it saw only the full hdd, unpartitioned and with 0 free space. I unplugged the 2 raid disks just to be sure I dont wipe out any of my valuable stuff. How should I set up BIOS - ide, raid, ahci? (right now its in ide)
Thanks!
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02 Jul 2011   #38
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Meetyou, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look at this tutorial to see how to boot the Windows installation DVD and do the secure erase from there Windows should 'see' it this way and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


DISKPART : At PC Startup
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02 Jul 2011   #39
Meetyou

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the welcome.
I tried these methods, they do not work.
Firstly, When you boot from Windows 7 DVD, and get to the part where it asks where to install the windows, no disk is visible. If I connect any of the 2 Raid disk I use for storage - they will show up, but obviously u cant put windows there.
When I get to command prompt and type in diskpart - lis vol nothing shows up ( not even my 2 raids)
I guess the hdd is really screwed up. Im thinking of 2 options
a) buy another hdd, install windows onto it and than try to figure out what to do next.
b) get some sort of software to restore system partition. Any recommendations for such software?
I will be out for few days, when I get back Ill let you know how things went
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02 Jul 2011   #40
gregrocker

 

Try AHCI setting in BIOS if it's SATA.

If that fails, boot the HD maker's diagnostic/repair CD to run an extended scan. If it doesn't see or can't repair the HD then replace it. HD Diagnostic
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