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Windows 7: Error: partition not found

13 Jan 2011   #1
Cory92

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (upload)
 
 
Error: partition not found

Yeah so essentially what happened:

Friend convinced me to install Ubuntu.

Gave it a partition.

Got bored of it so I decided to format the partition.

Formatted it as fat 32 (to my knowledge this is what I was meant to do).

Worked a treat got my space back and no issues.

Restarted and then I get an Error: Partition not found and some grub command prompt type thing.

All my stuff is still there and I would love to get it back but if there are no solutions to salvage it then I am OK for reformatting.

Any help would be very much appreciated I don't mind if I can't restore windows as long as there is a way to get my stuff back.

I have the update edition of windows 7 pro x64 and that means I will have to reformat using vista business(I have that too). I also have the Ubuntu 10.10 install.

As I said I just want to get my stuff back (its still on the hard drive). I'm not technophobic I just manage to break stuff.

Any help will be rewarded with a thank you.


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13 Jan 2011   #2
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

you would be better off using a live disc of ubuntu running it from the boot up and try to recover your data by moving it to a spare hard drive preferably a portable drive have you the ubuntu disk?
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13 Jan 2011   #3
Cory92

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (upload)
 
 

I only have the USB install and an external hard drive to put me stuff on. But i can make a boot CD with it I'm sure
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13 Jan 2011   #4
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

do the disc if you can and boot from it save what data you can recover and reinstall windows on the drive.
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13 Jan 2011   #5
Cory92

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (upload)
 
 

OK sounds like the best thing i can do for it, Thanks so much for your support will update you on whether it works or not.
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13 Jan 2011   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

there is this good program as well Recuva File Recovery by piriform Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download
Quote:
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13 Jan 2011   #7
Cory92

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (upload)
 
 

Thank you brianzion that was very helpful, Apparently I can now access windows 7 (after Ubuntu install). I really appreciate the help although I have one more question for anyone who knows, How do I remove the Ubuntu partition without repeating this whole episode.

Thanks again.
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13 Jan 2011   #8
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

the way i done mine was to delete the partition that has ubuntu on and reboot if windows does not reboot you will have to repair the Master Boot Record (MBR) with the windows 7 installation disc or repair disc if you have made one.
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13 Jan 2011   #9
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

PLEASE READ THIS TUTORIAL FROM BRINK How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7 Startup Repair
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13 Jan 2011   #10
Cory92

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (upload)
 
 

Sorry to bother too much but should I delete both the Ubuntu and the 3.91 gig one that I assume is grub? I don't mean to be so specific but I don't want the problem to happen again.
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