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Windows 7: Missing Operating System

13 Dec 2015   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Missing Operating System

A week ago I turned on my computer, it started booting up and I got the message "Missing operating system." I used level 2 of Spinrite 6, which seemed to work fine but did not solve the problem. Using my Windows 7 installation disk, I got to the command prompt X:\sources and then did the following:
The volume does not contain a recognized file system.
The volume does not contain a recognized file system.
select disk 0
list part
Partition ### Type Size Offset
Partion 1 Primary 100mb 1024kb
Partion 2 Primary 223mb 101mb
select vol c
Volume 1 is selected volume
Detail part
Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
Volume 1 C Raw Partition 100mb Healthy
ditto for selecting volume d to get the following:

Volume 2 D Raw Partition 223gb Healthy

Suggestions would be appreciated. I do not have a backup of the SSD drive. While it would not be a major disaster if I had to reformat the drive and do a clean install, I'd prefer making a good effort to recover the data. I have limited computer knowledge. Thanks.

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14 Dec 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Your partitions are showing up as Raw, it may be too late, but you could try a Live version of Linux.

My personal favorie Zorin OS - Home

Or try this

TestDisk Step By Step - CGSecurity
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14 Dec 2015   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I have no experience with Linux or Testdisk. Which would be easier if both would be equally effective. Thanks.
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14 Dec 2015   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

You could try the bootable version of partition wizard free.

Boot it up, select partition recovery.Quick search will be fine. When it has listed the possible partitions , tiick all you want and click Apply.

Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition

Free Download(64bit)

Free Download(32bit)
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