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Windows 7: Current dual boot-deleting Vista

25 Oct 2009   #61
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You could do that. The problem arose copying an extended partition. You had quite a few attempts at changing the various partition types yourself.

The partition table is suspect. Not sure the installer will read it correctly.

Boot to the system recovery options command promt and Type:

Diskpart

lis disk

( hopefully )

sel disk 0

detail disk

( let us know what it says)

exi

( to exit diskpart)



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25 Oct 2009   #62
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unless SIW2 has a fix (he always does), this is the point I would boot into the Installer, select CUstom>Advanced Tools then Delete all of the partitions on either side of the Data partition (hope you backed that up). Then create a new partition to the left of the Data storage partition, format it and install.

When you get it set up to your satisfaction, use Win7's Backup Imaging to save an image externally so that you will never again have to do another reinstall.
If thid does not work this time round that is what i will do,at this point its 3:30 am and ive gone through about 50 cigarettes and 30mugs off coffe.

So,using the custom install i delete both win7 partitions but keep the data one,and then use the space left by the two deleted partitions to re-install Win7?
Well, probably not in the space of both deleted Win7 paritions, since they are on either side of the Data drive. If you wanted to use all that space you would have to use your Partition manager to move it all together in the beginning of the drive to the left of the Data partition.

Don't you have enough space there now to create, format and install a partition to the left of the data partition, in the space which was previously occupied by the Recovery Partition and Vista copy?
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25 Oct 2009   #63
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unless SIW2 has a fix (he always does), this is the point I would boot into the Installer, select CUstom>Advanced Tools then Delete all of the partitions on either side of the Data partition (hope you backed that up). Then create a new partition to the left of the Data storage partition, format it and install.

When you get it set up to your satisfaction, use Win7's Backup Imaging to save an image externally so that you will never again have to do another reinstall.
If thid does not work this time round that is what i will do,at this point its 3:30 am and ive gone through about 50 cigarettes and 30mugs off coffe.

So,using the custom install i delete both win7 partitions but keep the data one,and then use the space left by the two deleted partitions to re-install Win7?
No, not in the space of both deleted Win7 paritions, since they are on either side of the Data drive. If you wanted to use all that space you would have to use your Partition manager to move it all together in the beginning of the drive to the left of the Data partition.

Don't you have enough space there now to create, format and install a partition to the left of the data partition, in the space which was previously occupied by the Recovery Partition and Vista?
Thats what i meant

I more than likely do have sufficent space,i just dont like have space doing nothing lol
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25 Oct 2009   #64
gregrocker

 

THen take the time to set up your partitions exactly as you want them using your partition software.

I hope PW has the tools to run a file system check and surface scan as Paragon does, since SIW2 thinks there may be a corrupt partition table.
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25 Oct 2009   #65
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It would have showed up in the above table he asked me to get no?
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25 Oct 2009   #66
gregrocker

 

Startup repair should have rebuilt this after copying your Windows 7 onto the deleted Vista space, as long as the drive is marked active. It won't. None of the bootrec or bootsect commands are working, either. Unless anyone else has a fix, I personally would reinstall.

Unless SIW2 has another idea, you could delete the old Win7 to see if it is conflicting, then double check that the first one is marked active and in the first part of the disk. Try startup repair a few times. Try the bootrec and bootsect commands again. But at this point I would only be doing them to learn.
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25 Oct 2009   #67
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks,going to try it now,its now half 4 and im getting less and less able to read lol
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25 Oct 2009   #68
gregrocker

 

I know how it gets with the overnighters sometimes you have to call it quits to make sure you are not making fatigue errors.

If you want to continue this tomorrow then this post will be the first one I check, and SIW2 should have been by. PST here.
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25 Oct 2009   #69
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I know how it gets with the overnighters sometimes you have to call it quits to make sure you are not making fatigue errors.

If you want to continue this tomorrow then this post will be the first one I check, and SIW2 should have been by. PST here.
I usally stay up late if not for the two days due to the accident at work but im trying to get out of it lately lol.

I should be ok,im just moving the partitions around with PW.

I was thinking,would expanding space in data be a better idea seeing as thats where nearly all my files are stored?
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25 Oct 2009   #70
gregrocker

 

Sure why not? You can also adjust them later.

Is there a file system checker and surface scan on PW? I would check all partitions.
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