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Windows 7: Marked wrong partition as active, don't have access to Windows 7 DVD

22 Feb 2014   #1

Marked wrong partition as active, don't have access to Windows 7 DVD

Okay first of all, I don't know if this is the correct section.
I marked the wrong partition as active in Windows 7, the problem is that I do not have access to a Windows 7 DVD to use diskpart. And I don't have access to any other computer at the moment. The only thing I have access to is an old version of Kaspersky Rescue Disk(10.26) which is what I am using right now. I also tried using fdisk (followed a tutorial) but that didn't work either.
Are there any other options I have?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Can you try this?
Partition - Mark as Inactive
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2014   #3


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I forgot to mention that my computer is unable to boot -- no OS fohnd.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Feb 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

You are accessing this forum, what are you using? you say you have no access to another PC?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Pro-x64

If you used Fdisk, you probably wiped your drive. I'd start hunting a Windows disc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2014   #6

Windows 10 Pro X64

If you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, or it's not up to the Service Pack level currently installed, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here:

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file. Just be careful during the install not to accidentally install some of the bundled junk that comes with it. Always take The Custom Install option.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

The one on the COA sticker on your computer will work.

If you are just using the Recovery Console you do not need a key.

You can also create a bootable USB Flash drive (4GB or larger) to install Windows 7 from.
  1. Download and run Universal USB Installer Easy as 1 2 3[/*]
  2. Select Windows 7 from the first drop down list, all the way to the bottom[/*]
  3. Select the downloaded Windows 7 iso file[/*]
  4. Select your USB flash drive[/*]
  5. Click Create[/*]
For techies or folks who work on computers:

Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.

This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2014   #7


I made the thread using Kaslersky bootable CD's built in web browser. I do not have access to image burning tools or another computer. I'll probably just try to find a Windows 7 DVD now
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2014   #8
Microsoft MVP


You were just provided with a Win7 disk by Ztruker. Now borrow a PC to download and burn it to DVD or 4gb+ Flash stick using the tool in Step 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

The boot it to Mark Partition Active the 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) or C, then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2014   #9

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

Can you get to Command prompt using Kaspersky?

I don't know what is on Kaspersky, but you might be able to get to command line utilities and affect the change that way.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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