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Windows 7: Minitool Partition Wizard killed my Windows

16 Mar 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

Boot the PW CD, set the Win7 partition active, then on the Disk tab try Rebuild MBR. If this doesn't start Win7, boot the DVD Repair console to run Startup Repair 3 separate times with reboots.

If this fails, post up a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map with listings with windows maximized and all drives plugged in. https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

You are using the boot disk, correct? One should never depend on an installed Partition Manager to do partition resizing, as at reboot the entire operation is dependent upon memory.

Strange how you keep mentioning the full product name as you give the first report of failure in hundreds of successful partitioning operations which we have helped with here using free Partition Wizard bootable CD.


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16 Mar 2011   #12
sordid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Strange how you keep mentioning the full product name as you give the first report of failure in hundreds of successful partitioning operations which we have helped with here using free Partition Wizard bootable CD.
Damn, you caught me!
I'm from (Insert other random manufacturer of partitioning software here) and I only want to give PW a bad rep.
Thanks for reminding me, I almost forgot to mention which great company I'm working for.
*shaking head*
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16 Mar 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

Sorry but I find something unsettling about a post smearing the most valuable tool we use here which reads like a press release.

I gave you known fixes for the issue you claim to have. Are you going to try them?

Why have you suddenly lost interest in fixing an install you say is ruined?
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17 Mar 2011   #14
sordid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Tried everything and nothing worked.
For whatever reason, in my setup, PW is not the tool of choice - at least for me no more.

I finally gave up, saved the important data from Win7 using my Linux installation, deleted the two useless partitions and reinstalled.
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17 Mar 2011   #15
sordid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

BTW, PW might be a good program but like every other software that operates so close to the actual OS, there can always be problems.
Partition Wizard Home Edition 4.2.2 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

I'm not saying that other partitioning software won't encounter the same issues here and there.
But I have used tons of partitioning programs over the last 15 years and never encountered any problems - unless I tried PW for an easy task like "shrink partition a, grow partition b" which resulted in an operating system loss for me.

It probably works great for most people but I'll leave my hands off it.
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17 Mar 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

Are you using the boot disk, which isn't dependent upon OS files you may be trying to shrink?

Every recommendation we've made here has been for "free Partition Wizard bootable CD." I know of no case where it's failed.

I am truly sorry for your misfortune, but did you use the CD?
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17 Mar 2011   #17
sordid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I did not in the first run because in the past, I never encountered problems when using the Windows versions including their pre-boot partitioning routines.
I did burn the boot DVD later though and wasn't able to recover the partition.

It's not that much of a tragedy - it'll take me quite a while until all my software is installed the way I want it to but at least I lost no valuable data like pictures and the like.
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