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Windows 7: Recover Second Partition

31 Oct 2009   #11
gregrocker

 

Boot into Partition Wizard disk, mark Win7 Active, delete XP, copy Win7 partition into the deleted-XP unallocated space.

Boot into WIndows installer Repair console and run Startup Repair

SIW2 should arrive momentarily to correct anything


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31 Oct 2009   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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That's slightly better, LOL.

There you go Greg - have fun with that.

Hint: 7 partition is logical.


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31 Oct 2009   #13
BigOnTech

Windows 7 x64 ULTIMATE
 
 

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I dont get the option to extend that partition, only one available is to shrink it.
Ok,i got the same thing so i used Partition Wizard.

Personally id follow whatever advice of rsvr85 can give you,if they've got the badge,they know their sh.. lol


What was your purpose of using partition wizard? Was it to recover a partition like I am, or was it to recover your XP partition and make it bootable again? Remember...all I want is the space back so that later on I can merge it and have me a full 300GB
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31 Oct 2009   #14
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigOnTech View Post


I dont get the option to extend that partition, only one available is to shrink it.
Ok,i got the same thing so i used Partition Wizard.

Personally id follow whatever advice of rsvr85 can give you,if they've got the badge,they know their sh.. lol


What was your purpose of using partition wizard? Was it to recover a partition like I am, or was it to recover your XP partition and make it bootable again? Remember...all I want is the space back so that later on I can merge it and have me a full 300GB
I wanted to do exactly what you are doing.

Last time Greg and SW12 helped me.

Hope it works well for you.

Dan
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31 Oct 2009   #15
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
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Hint: 7 partition is logical.
Make it primary



wheres my prize...
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31 Oct 2009   #16
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Attachment 34093

That's slightly better, LOL.

There you go Greg - have fun with that.

Hint: 7 partition is logical.
Need to see the drive map.

You say XP is deleted paritition on first half of Win7 drive but I don't see it.

You are right Dan it needs to be converted to Logical using PW, then marked active and copied onto XP space, run Win 7 Startup repair 3 times.

SIW2? Can you sort this w/o disk map? See no XP partition on Win7 drive.

Can you put the Drive map on as well as the listings from Disk Mgmt?
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31 Oct 2009   #17
BigOnTech

Windows 7 x64 ULTIMATE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigOnTech View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Ok,i got the same thing so i used Partition Wizard.

Personally id follow whatever advice of rsvr85 can give you,if they've got the badge,they know their sh.. lol


What was your purpose of using partition wizard? Was it to recover a partition like I am, or was it to recover your XP partition and make it bootable again? Remember...all I want is the space back so that later on I can merge it and have me a full 300GB
I wanted to do exactly what you are doing.

Last time Greg and SW12 helped me.

Hope it works well for you.

Dan
Thanks.
So basically just run the partition wizard and let it take care of everything?
Any specific steps I should take. And thanks gregrocker for your answer.
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31 Oct 2009   #18
gregrocker

 

OK I see your drive map on OP.

CONFIRMED. Boot into Partition Wizard, delete first partition

Right click on Win7 partition, Modify>Convert to Primary

Right click Win7, copy into First partition's unallocated space.**

Boot into Win7 installer repair console, run startup repair repeatedly until it boots up

**SIW2 - You recommended the other night not to delete old Win7 partition before running startup repair. How will he know which Win7 installation to run startup repair on? In the past I have deleted the old Win7 after successfully copying it over into first partition space, then run Startup Repair. OK by you?
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31 Oct 2009   #19
BigOnTech

Windows 7 x64 ULTIMATE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Attachment 34093

That's slightly better, LOL.

There you go Greg - have fun with that.

Hint: 7 partition is logical.
Need to see the drive map.

You say XP is deleted paritition on first half of Win7 drive but I don't see it.

You are right Dan it needs to be converted to Logical using PW, then marked active and copied onto XP space, run Win 7 Startup repair 3 times.

SIW2? Can you sort this w/o disk map? See no XP partition on Win7 drive.

Can you put the Drive map on as well as the listings from Disk Mgmt?
Drive map is posted on the image that's in the original Post. I will give Partition Wizard a try hoping I dont mess things up. Thanks for all the help. Will Post back with results!
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31 Oct 2009   #20
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

Need to see the drive map.

You say XP is deleted paritition on first half of Win7 drive but I don't see it.

You are right Dan it needs to be converted to Logical using PW, then marked active and copied onto XP space, run Win 7 Startup repair 3 times.

SIW2? Can you sort this w/o disk map? See no XP partition on Win7 drive.

Can you put the Drive map on as well as the listings from Disk Mgmt?
I think you got a bit mixed up.

The first partiton (the one with no letter) used to have xp on it,something went wrong i think he said in the first post.Also the Win7 has the boot.

So would it go..

Delete System Partition (First Partition)>Make Win7 Partition Primary>Copy onto first partiton>set as active>boot up>delete old win7 partition?
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