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Windows 7: Problem with startup repair - no OS detected

08 Jun 2014   #11

Windows 7

No, like I said I can't explore the files on c. In the other partition I can do that.

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08 Jun 2014   #12


You said you tried this with Linux disk. I asked about PW.

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08 Jun 2014   #13

Windows 7

I have done some steps already. I've tried Bootrec.exe, but ScanOS and RebuildBCD doesn't find any OS. What can I do now?
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08 Jun 2014   #14

Windows 7

Doing diskpart and list volume, it shows:

VOLUME 1 - C - (no label) - RAW - Healthy
VOLUME 2 - D - HB - NTFS - Healthy

Is it possible to restore C to the previously state (NTFS) and don't lose data?
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08 Jun 2014   #15


This is why we ask for the screenshot. A RAW partition is ruined, not recoverable that I've ever seen.

You can try running File Recovery on it but I've never seen it work. Recuva - Features

Might as well cut your losses and reinstall. Unfortunately I can't advise you as to which partitions to keep since you didn't give me sizes and I can't see positions on disk. Again, that's why I asked for the screenshot. You provided one of the Partition Recovery Wizard, so why not the drive map when we requested it? It's annoying.
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08 Jun 2014   #16

Windows 7

Just give me 5min and I will provide the screenshot.

It's possible to run a bootable recuva?
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08 Jun 2014   #17

Windows 7

Here it is the disk map and what shows when clicking on explore partition.

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08 Jun 2014   #18


PW doesn't say its RAW but it doesn't look good. What does the orange color say it means for boot disk, on Home Edition it means spanned but there's no indication an attempt was made to Span or convert to Dynamic. Did you make any changes at all to the disk, even without paying attention, beforehand?

Does PW have a File Recovery Wizard on it's Wizards tab on the disk? You can try that first.

Then the best Recovery software I know of is Get Data Back which has a boot disk and will show you what it can recovery before charging you. I should tell you ahead that I've never seen data recovered successfully on a RAW or formatted over partition.
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08 Jun 2014   #19
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Most times a RAW type partition can be recovered by running CHKDSK. It will worth a try before re-installing OS. FIrst boot from your install DVD/USB and open a command prompt as per the below guide.

Command Prompt at Startup

Most probably the OS drive will be given letter "C", so type the below command to execute check disk on "C" partition ( by default, Active partition will be given letter "C" on a Winpe environment ).


This may take a while to complete so be patient until it finishes. Then reboot the system and check whether you can boot in to Windows ( You can optionally run CHKDSK on D by entering CHKDSK D: /R ).
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09 Jun 2014   #20

Windows 7

I manage to solve the problem. I wasn't able to install Windows 7 directly from the disc, because there wasn't any partition detected to install. What I did was to install first the Windows XP, formating the partition c (that was raw) and then, I was able to install Windows 7.

I tried many things before this operation to save my files, but it wasn't possible. Even recovery data software wasn't able to find any files.

I would like to thank all the people that tried to help me!

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