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Windows 7: Toshiba Laptop will not boot into Win 7

07 May 2011   #11
lafargeotte

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

At least I managed to get it sorted.

Hopefully it was just a blip for Partition wizard!


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07 May 2011   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,


Did you just use Partition Wizard v6.0 ?

I hoped they had fixed that.

If you are back in Windows 7 now, please start paragon - no need to do anything with it - when you see Paragon main screen , just close it.

The please put a copy fdisk.txt in a .zip and post it up here.


You will find fdisk.txt in Paragon "program" folder.

Thanks.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lafargeotte View Post
Booted into Partition Wizard, it shows the Windows 7 partition as unallocated!

If I create the partition using Partition Wizard, will it delete Win 7?
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07 May 2011   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you can include pwlog.txt and BIoNtlog.txt as well - that would be great.
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07 May 2011   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No response.

Shame - that may have helped track down the partition wizard bug.
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08 May 2011   #15
lafargeotte

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hi,

I have to sleep sometime you know .

Files attached as requested.


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File Type: zip pm txts.zip (6.3 KB, 18 views)
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08 May 2011   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Do you ? LOL

Thanks for posting those.

It was partition wizard v6.0 you used ?

I assume so , since you downloaded it yesterday.
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08 May 2011   #17
PartitionWizard

Windows 7 Home 32bit
 
 

Hi my friends,

I am the developer of Partition Wizard. Could anybody provide more information about this problem to us? The partition layout of the Toshiba Laptop is very strange. If you could help us, please send email to support@minitool.ca. And I will try to find out a solution for it.

Thank you for your assistance.

Partition Wizard.
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08 May 2011   #18
lafargeotte

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hi,

SIW2, I ended up using Paragon Partition Manager. I was able to start the process from within Win 7. The program then rebooted the PC and finished the process before loading Win 7. All now appears OK.

Partition Wizard, unfortunately your boot disk showed the Win 7 partition as unallocated, so I could not use it.
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08 May 2011   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hello Again,

I take it you saw the logs the OP posted up - yes I can see you downloaded them.

Unfortunately , they were after the event.

I will try and reproduce it here without borking anything.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PartitionWizard View Post
Hi my friends,

I am the developer of Partition Wizard. Could anybody provide more information about this problem to us? The partition layout of the Toshiba Laptop is very strange. If you could help us, please send email to support@minitool.ca. And I will try to find out a solution for it.

Thank you for your assistance.

Partition Wizard.
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09 May 2011   #20
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lafargeotte View Post
HDD failed. Fortunately do regular backups, so restored to a new HDD.
This is ambiguous. A precise description of exactly WHAT you did to "restore to a new HDD" is needed.

Did you use some 3rd-party vendor software product? If so, what is the type of backup job you ran that produced that "regular backup", from which you "restored"?

Did you use a Win7 "system image"? This would have imaged not only the C partition (which was most likely "primary" initially and is now "logical") but also the critical "system reserved" 100MB "primary" partition that has no drive letter but is the "active" partition on the drive itself. Both "system reserved" and "C" would be part of a Win7 "system image", and both of these would have been restored if you recovered to the new hard drive using Win7 and this "system image".

The fact that the DISKMGMT screenshot shows no "system reserved" partition, which would be "primary" and "active" suggests you did not use Win7 and a "system image".

Also, the screenshot show that your new C partition on the new hard drive is "logical", which is not the way it was originally on the old drive. So again, this could not have been the result of using a Win7 "system image" to recover from.

Now the fact that the C-partition is "logical", and the fact that you're missing the "system reserved" 100MB partition in which the boot manager files are located (and were located on your original hard drive)... this all indicates that your "restored from regular backup" process is flawed.


The fact that Partition Wizard shows this drive as "unallocated" is yet another issue, and actually would be very helpful to the author of Partition Wizard as a "laboratory rat" so this bug can be chased down and fixed. It's not the first time it has been reported. I'm of the opinion that whatever program you used to "restore from regular backup" is at fault here (or maybe it's the type of "regular backups" you were doing that really wasn't suitable for this type of new-drive transplant).

I suspect "system image" would have been a better choice for recovery to the new hard drive (if you had a "system image" to recover from), but unless you provide details about your backup/restore program and procedure this is still pretty mystifying.

Anyway, your current Win7 drive which shows no "system reserved" primary partition as "active", but instead shows C as a "logical" and "active" partition... well, that's not right. Actually Win7 can be installed onto a "logical" partition (though by default it goes onto a "primary" partition), but the problem really is the missing boot manager files and the "system reserved" partition where they lived.
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