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Windows 7: 2 Active Partitions

30 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
2 Active Partitions

the problem with a lap with windows seven installed.and with stupid move i marked the C drive as Active from Administrative tools then reboot. and for sure got bootmgr is missing.
then i thought if i can inactive it via PM8...
but i got error 100 (knew lately that related to found 2 active partatitions) anyways PM offered this help fixing this problem so i clicked yes for two times, then when the PM fully started just found the H.D.D. became on partition.

when i searched the forum i found the solution for bootmgr issue. the problem is can anyone help getting back my H.D.D. structures without losing any of my data ?!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


Are you able to start Win7 now? This is not clear from your post.

If not, copy out your data using this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

You will only have one active partition at a time. Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to look at your partitioning.

Do you have the 100mb System reserved boot partition which Win7 sometimes issues at install? If so, use PW CD to mark it Active, boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots. If not, make sure Win7 is marked Active, then boot the DVD/Repair CD to run Startup Repair 3 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
System Repair Disc - Create
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2010   #3

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Read this post a while ago, and beat my head against the proverbial wall came up with nothing. But, have you attempted (didn't see it mentioned) using your installation disc to see if you could repair the "Boot Manager?" If not attempt that to see if you can correct the situation. Please let us know. Good Luck
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