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Windows 7: Unmountable Boot Volume BSOD after attempting to install linux

16 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Unmountable Boot Volume BSOD after attempting to install linux


So I was attempting an install of a linux distro called Fedora via an install dvd... The set-up went fine until I was unable to use free space on my hard drive for the install. I tried a few of the different options for partitioning the disk, such as erasing linux partitions (which i did not have) using free space, and shrinking other partions, but to no avail. I decided to boot back into windows in order to create the needed partitions, but when I did, I got a BSOD with Unmountable boot volume error.
Even more weird, when I booted into the recovery disc for Windows 7, it found Windows on a 0 megabyte D partition, which I never created. I tried multiple things, such as the start up recovery, the disk check, and the system restore (which came up with an error saying that no restore points were found), none of which were able to resolve the issue.
At this point I am at a loss for what I can do besides reinstalling windows, which I would really like to avoid.

Thank you in advance

P.S. I am currently running off a live ubuntu DVD to post this thread.

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16 Apr 2011   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

You might try the partition recovery function on the free bootable Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to boot computer directly to manage partition.

Do a quick scan of the entire disk.

Tick ALL partitions you want to keep.

Click Ok, Click Apply.
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17 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank you for the suggestion, but fortunately, I already confirmed that my data is safe using testdisk and am about to copy all the needed files to an external HDD, after which I will let testdisk write the found windows partition to the partition table. Who ever knew that a linux dvd (fedora)got me into this trouble, but thanks to another linux dvd (ubuntu) i might just solve the problem!
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