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Windows 7: Extra Partition (Disk Management)

15 Jul 2010   #11
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

First, remove Linux completely.

Then mark your Windows partition as active:

Partition - Mark as Active

Then run a startup repair a few more times (as many as 3 if necessary).


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15 Jul 2010   #12
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Howdy.



You could also use the bootable Partition Wizard CD to make those changes to the system, especially if it won't boot; have a look at the tutorial at the link below.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
I'll try this, now, to find the burning software on this thing....
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15 Jul 2010   #13
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
First, remove Linux completely.

Then mark your Windows partition as active:

Partition - Mark as Active

Then run a startup repair a few more times (as many as 3 if necessary).
If the method which I'm going to use now fails, I'll try yours.
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15 Jul 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Whichever one, I hope you get it sorted.
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15 Jul 2010   #15
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
First, remove Linux completely.

Then mark your Windows partition as active:

Partition - Mark as Active

Then run a startup repair a few more times (as many as 3 if necessary).
I'm sorry to report that your method was unsuccessful, the steps worked, but I couldn't boot... thank you for your attempt to help, I appreciate it.
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15 Jul 2010   #16
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Whichever one, I hope you get it sorted.
I burned the image to a CD, now I hope this method will work.
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15 Jul 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Did you remove Grub?
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15 Jul 2010   #18
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Did you remove Grub?
What do you mean? Remove Grub? I've no idea what it is...

Well, I've made a little progress, Linux is gone, and the extra partition is now within my Primary C:\ drive. I'm still getting the error, but this time it states "no such partition'.

It's because the unallocated space has been merged with the primary partition. I need to override the Partition Wizard's boot command to merge the unallocated space with C:\, which is gone now.
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15 Jul 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
No luck...

This is word for word what I see when having restarted;

Verifying DMI Pool Data....
Boot from CD:

error : unknown filesystem.
grub rescue>_

I cannot boot into Windows 7, nor can I start safe mode since this is pretty much in a high priority to boot than pressing keys for Safe mode, recovery manager etc. I tried the recovery CD but the startup repair is unable to find the problem. What did I get myself into... This just show I must be more cautious.


Grub is the Linux boot loader.
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15 Jul 2010   #20
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
No luck...

This is word for word what I see when having restarted;

Verifying DMI Pool Data....
Boot from CD:

error : unknown filesystem.
grub rescue>_

I cannot boot into Windows 7, nor can I start safe mode since this is pretty much in a high priority to boot than pressing keys for Safe mode, recovery manager etc. I tried the recovery CD but the startup repair is unable to find the problem. What did I get myself into... This just show I must be more cautious.


Grub is the Linux boot loader.
Hm, that could be the problem, could you tell me how to remove it? I thought I deleted the entire Linux partition. Also, from this Linux boot CD, I can access my Windows 7 files, maybe that could be of some use...
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