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Windows 7: How to access OEM Partition

23 Nov 2014   #1

windows 7 32 bit
How to access OEM Partition


I have a lenovo ideapad y560p. suddenly it stopped booting with error message "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable, Operating System not found."
I had removed the harddisk and connected it as a external harddrive(750GB size) to my other laptop. But i can see only 29GB accessible as F: in windows explorer. when looking into the diskpart, most of the drive is listed as a OEM type. How can i access this? I can't assign a volume letter to this. I need to get my data from the disk so that i can install windows 7 fresh on the disk again.
or if anyone has come across the issue "Unable to boot : PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable, Operating System not found." with lenovo laptop and sorted it pls. let me know
Thanks in advance for the help.

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23 Nov 2014   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Try a partition manager. Some will show you the partition type and let you change it to 0x07.

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24 Nov 2014   #3

windows 7 32 bit

I have just tried with partition guru. It shows the partition as unformatted and no files are listed.
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24 Nov 2014   #4

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

Does Partition Guru have a "Rebuild MBR" function? You could try that.
If not, free Partition Wizard bootable CD does.
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24 Nov 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

You may try Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1, to check the partition type and change it to 0x07 as SIW2 suggested in post #2.

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Also a screenshot of Windows Disk Management is desirable.

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24 Nov 2014   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

1) Rt click the partition and select "Modify partition parameters"

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2) Select 0x7NTFS in the dropdown

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3) Click Ok.

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24 Nov 2014   #7
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

To save your files, put it back into the box and try this: Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS
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25 Nov 2014   #8

windows 7 32 bit

Tried changing the partitionid. still couldn't explore the disk. Shows as unformatted.

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04 Sep 2015   #9

Windows 7
Ever find a resolution?

I'm a Lenovo Y50 owner in a similar situation. Did you ever find a resolution?

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