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Windows 7: Partition table lost after Hibernate

25 Sep 2010   #41
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You were trying to do a startup repair to a system with 2 active partitions, active is the flag that tells the repair procedure where to create the "new" boot files and that caused the confusion.
Gotya. Thanks for all the help. This saved me a reformat


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25 Sep 2010   #42
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You were trying to do a startup repair to a system with 2 active partitions, active is the flag that tells the repair procedure where to create the "new" boot files and that caused the confusion.


You are welcome; this is why we ask for a snip of disk management whenever possible, saves the confusion we (you and I) had.
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25 Sep 2010   #43
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The instructions were confusing as to which partition on Disk0 to mark Active because DISKPART was giving you bad readouts from what you reported.

At this point, you should be asked to Detail Partition on each Disk0 partition so we could verify it intact and whether it is marked Active:

Partition table lost after Hibernate-capture.png

Once it's confirmed that 100mb or Win7 partition is marked Active, then run the Repairs with all other HD's unplugged - unless you want to detail each of the other HD's partitions to see if they are incorrectly marked Active.


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25 Sep 2010   #44
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You were trying to do a startup repair to a system with 2 active partitions, active is the flag that tells the repair procedure where to create the "new" boot files and that caused the confusion.


You are welcome; this is why we ask for a snip of disk management whenever possible, saves the confusion we (you and I) had.
Well mate, if I could boot into Windows to get you the drivemap, then we both would have saved a lot of time!
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25 Sep 2010   #45
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Greg just listed the other way to figure it out above but few understand all that and I decided to forgo that to see if the way we did it would yield results then that was the next order of business.
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25 Sep 2010   #46
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The instructions were confusing as to which partition on Disk0 to mark Active because DISKPART was giving you bad readouts from what you reported.

At this point, you should be asked to Detail Partition on each Disk0 partition so we could verify it intact and whether it is marked Active:

Attachment 100252

Once it's confirmed that 100mb or Win7 partition is marked Active, then run the Repairs with all other HD's unplugged - unless you want to detail each of the other HD's partitions to see if they are incorrectly marked Active.
Just checked (via gregrocker) and only the system (100MB) partition is marked active. Job well done guys. And now I know how to fix this in the future should it pop up.
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25 Sep 2010   #47
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Greg just listed the other way to figure it out above but few understand all that and I decided to forgo that to see if the way we did it would yield results then that was the next order of business.
Another way is to ask for a camera snap of booted Partition Wizard drive map. Most will reply with it. PW is easier to read and use than Diskpart since its a picture.
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25 Sep 2010   #48
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Greg just listed the other way to figure it out above but few understand all that and I decided to forgo that to see if the way we did it would yield results then that was the next order of business.
Another way is to ask for a camera snap of booted Partition Wizard drive map. Most will reply with it. PW is more user-friendly than Diskpart since its a picture.


Those are both good, I'll remember them, especially the PW one.
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25 Sep 2010   #49
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Greg just listed the other way to figure it out above but few understand all that and I decided to forgo that to see if the way we did it would yield results then that was the next order of business.
Another way is to ask for a camera snap of booted Partition Wizard drive map. Most will reply with it. PW is easier to read and use than Diskpart since its a picture.
I don't know if that would have solved things. I ran several partition manager apps off of LiveCDs and none of them even showed the HD that actually had Windows on them. Strangely enough, only the Win 7 install DVD recognized that there were 2 HDs and showed me the partitions in each.

I tried, PW, Gparted, and ran a couple of tools off of Hiren's. Only Win 7 showed what was really going on. Strange no? I did type out the drivemap in my first post that Win 7 showed me. But I guess that detail was not enough to figure out exactly what the specific issue was.

PS: It's so much nicer to be able to discuss this issue after it's been solved rather than before when I was freaking out!
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25 Sep 2010   #50
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Nothing like this then eh?

Partition table lost after Hibernate-set_inactive.jpg


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