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Windows 7: Help, I deleted partition needed for booting? Added a new drive

03 Apr 2014   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
I dont know, it was gone, the reserved partition because I deleted it.
I remember seeing it as device e: said was system reserved and was large so deleted it.
Yes, I did, deleted it by clicking and deleting the partition.

I got it fixed by booting cdrom win7 setup.
Drop to command prompt.
ran bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr
fixmbr fixes the mbr. Totally unrelated to the problem. Now most likely linux doesn't boot... does it?
fixboot fixes the volume bootsector and some other stuff on ACTIVE partition. But you don't have an active partition do you? And who did recreate the win7 boot menu?

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03 Apr 2014   #12


What you apparently did was move the boot files to C which is now System Active. I'd just leave it there and ignore the 100mb now. Maybe you should ask before you do such destructive things.

The green 55gb Free Space is still green because it had its Logical volume deleted without also deleting the Logical partition container. You'll need to Delete Partition on the green space first in Disk Mgmt, which will change it to Primary Unallocated Space. Then you can create a partition with all of the Unallocated Space.

To borrow/give space to/from any other partition whether it is contiguous or not, save this reference How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.
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