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Windows 7: Partition table lost after Hibernate

25 Sep 2010   #1
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Partition table lost after Hibernate

Hey all,
Strange thing happened. After my last hibernate, Windows will not boot. After a few attempts to fix via Safemode, Hiren’s boot CD with MBR utilities, and a startup repair, my Win 7 partition is no longer listed in the MBR.

How can I get it back, or should I just reformat?


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25 Sep 2010   #2
lorddenis

 

can you run windows in "Save Mode" ?
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25 Sep 2010   #3
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lorddenis View Post
can you run windows in "Save Mode" ?
nope. Can I use a bootCD like Hiren's or a Live CD to access cmd and go that route?
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25 Sep 2010   #4
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Reboot your PC. Press and hold down F8 until you see the Advanced Boot Options screen. Choose the option 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'. Enter the commands once you're in.
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25 Sep 2010   #5
lorddenis

 

Found this article:
Partition recovery - understanding and recovering partitions.

maybe that will help you.
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25 Sep 2010   #6
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frzwin7 View Post
Reboot your PC. Press and hold down F8 until you see the Advanced Boot Options screen. Choose the option 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'. Enter the commands.
F8 won't get me into safe mode. How else can I get in?

Update: Ok, I'm into Safe mode with command via (F4).

What directory do I need to enter these commands into, because I keep getting a cmd"is not recognized as an internal or external command..." error. I have tried in C:\, C:\Windows\System32

also, some people have listed the commands on here as Bootrec and some with bootrec. Which is correct?
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25 Sep 2010   #7
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frzwin7 View Post
Reboot your PC. Press and hold down F8 until you see the Advanced Boot Options screen. Choose the option 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'. Enter the commands.
F8 won't get me into safe mode. How else can I get in?
You can try Hiren's BootCD if there are no other options. There are Master Boot Record (MBR) tools included in the disc.
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25 Sep 2010   #8
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frzwin7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frzwin7 View Post
Reboot your PC. Press and hold down F8 until you see the Advanced Boot Options screen. Choose the option 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'. Enter the commands.
F8 won't get me into safe mode. How else can I get in?
You can try Hiren's BootCD if there are no other options. There are Master Boot Record (MBR) tools included in the disc.
first post updated with progress
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25 Sep 2010   #9
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Rebuild MBR

Hi All,

For some unknown reason I have lost my MBR and Windows won't start

The partitions I have are:

Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved 100MB
Disk 0 Partition 2: Windows partition 50.8GB
Disk 0 Partition 3: Docs 247.2GB

Disk 1 Partition 1: Backup

How can I get Windows to recognize Disk 0 Partition 2 as the Windows partition and boot off that? Do I have to reformat?

I have Hiren's bootCD if anyone knows how I can use it, or I can rebuild the MBR from scratch, just could use some help.

Thanks!
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25 Sep 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello nabilalk.





Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

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