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Windows 7: Windows 7 Partition Gone! *Shock* *Panic*

09 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 32-bit Ultimate
Windows 7 Partition Gone! *Shock* *Panic*

After playing around with partitions, I've added unallocated space from partition1 into partition2, restarted computer and boom BOOTMGR is missing, after that i have googled some methods to fixboot via the windows 7 live boot cd. Bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd and fixboot. After that i restart and i get the system32\Winload.exe error.
I then tried rebuildBcd again, and this time windows wouldnt load at all (Also the startup repair cannot fix this issue). I then loaded windows 7 cd and now it doesnt show a single partition. Obviously the problem here is the partition but i've already tried everything off of google to fix the partition, i even tried the Partition Wizard from minitools it searched for 3 hours for corrupt partition and found nothing. Any help appreciated

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09 Oct 2012   #2

7 x64

Yeah well you hosed the system by fooling around with the partitions. some things are better left alone.

Someone else may post with a way to fix it but if it were me I would Wipe the drive and reinstall fresh and clean. Actually what I would do is Re0Image the drive with the backup image I make on a weekly basis.
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09 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 32-bit Ultimate

Well i didn't actually mess around, i posted yesterday about my partitions. All went well according to the advice given to me but it crashed my partitions. All the data should be on the partition still i believe but its just gone. Are there any partition recovery tools i can boot with? or is there another method i dont know about.
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09 Oct 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I followed your previous post in the other thread yesterday. Which makes me think that edwar has the answer in his post #2.
Have a nice day.
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09 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 32-bit Ultimate

appreciate it guys
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10 Oct 2012   #6

windows 7 ultimate x64

if u cant see ur partition.. i think its a hardware problem try to check ur HDD...
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10 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Do you see your hard drive in the bios ?

You can`t and didn`t have unallocated space on partition 1.

Unallocated space means unallocated, empty space not yet partitioned.

Drop in your PW boot cd, what does it show?
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