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Windows 7: Help with deleting a partition

28 Dec 2009   #31

windows 7 home pre 64 bit


Thank you for all your attempts to help, its probably something I am not doing right but I could not resolve the problem by any of the methods offerd.

However I have now managed to recover the data my daughter needed by purchasing a copy of "Getdataback for NTFS" it cost me 50 ($80) but at least it got everything I needed off the drive.

I have now learnt not to mess around with things I am unsure of and its cost me a day of my life and 50 (could have been much worse)

Once again thank you guys for all your time effort and patience you have shown me.


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28 Dec 2009   #32

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

So you hooked your laptop drive up to your desktop and used software to recover your data from the drive? Not a bad solution. Good job, for you did recover the important stuff. I use Windows Home Server for my backups. No matter what you use, back up your and your people's data. Saves as you now know time and money. Thanks for reporting your resolution and have a great day!
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28 Dec 2009   #33
Microsoft MVP


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post

PW wouldn't BOOT or wouldn't LOAD ?

If it boots - when you get to the part asking about screen resolution - make sure your keyboard NUM LOCK is on. Then press 1, then press Enter.

1. If PW identifies the 7 partition as Active and ntfs - then all you need to do is run startup repair from the 7 dvd THREE TIMES.

2. If PW shows the file system as unknown, click Disk 1 at the top of the window to highlight it.

Click Partition Recovery in the left pane.

Do a Quick scan of the whole Disk.

If it offers to recover the partition as ntfs ( it probably will ) , select ALL the patitions you want to keep, click OK , Click Apply.

Then make sure the 7 partition is Active - if not, rt click it, Modify>Set as Active, click Apply.

Exit PW and run startup repair from the 7 dvd THREE TIMES.

3. If PW won't BOOT - there is another way - will post instructions if that is the case.
SIW2 is the top expert on these issues in the forums.

He can get your computer restarted if you will only follow the steps given carefully.

Did you get PW to boot? If not, burn the bootable CD download ISO to CD at 4x with Verify on ImgBurn. Attachment 44167

Then follow his recovery steps above.

He says he has other steps if these fail.

Do you want to recover your OS, or spend a lot of money unnecessarily?
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