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Windows 7: Delete Win XP partition, cant access Win 7 anymore

06 Jan 2010   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Go to the command prompt and type;

diskpart

sel disk 0

detail disk

(make a note of exactly what it says)

exi.


[ to change the directory , try cd /d c: ]


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06 Jan 2010   #12
ThunderWolf

Windows 7
 
 

Outputs:
Diskpart
version 6.1.7600

sel disk 0
disk 0 is now selected

detail disk
shows partition 1 wich is my raptor HD with 70GB with my Win 7 installation. NTFS, in good state, letter C.

As Saltgrass said before i cant find any boot folder on my C: root directory.

Anything else?

Thanks so far.
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06 Jan 2010   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

diskpart

lis vol

Where is the
Quote:
Win 7 system partition
is it on another HD? Do you mean you have a 100mb System reserved partition ?

If you only have the C 7 partition and it is marked Active , and is the first HD in Bios boot order , type:

cd /d c:\windows\system32

bcdboot c:\windows /s c:
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06 Jan 2010   #14
ThunderWolf

Windows 7
 
 

lis vol
Volume 0, 1 and 2. Letters E, C and D.
Windows 7 is letter C (Volume 1)

Note: I have 2 HD. One 70GB Raptor and one 1TB disk. The Windows 7 is on the first disk, alone.
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06 Jan 2010   #15
ThunderWolf

Windows 7
 
 

I starting to hate Windows, nothing works, all those Win 7 DVD tools are crapp as hell.

Im at the limit.
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06 Jan 2010   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Is the HD containing the 7 partition FIRST hd in bios boot order. If it marked ACTIVE as well, the commands should work.
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06 Jan 2010   #17
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThunderWolf View Post
I starting to hate Windows, nothing works, all those Win 7 DVD tools are crapp as hell.

Im at the limit.
Don't give up too soon, the problem with this is determining which drive is the primary drive and where the system boot files are. If there was a picture of your disk management, it would be much easier, but since you can't get one, another method has to be used.

I have finally learned pretty much how to check the disk management, but still working on understanding the command line results.

I have gotten where I look for bootmgr when dealing with Win 7 and ntldr if dealing with XP. Those files may help show which drive is the primary, but even that can be misleading. If you have both on one partition, that is probalby the system partition.
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07 Jan 2010   #18
ThunderWolf

Windows 7
 
 

Guys i did it! Iupiiiii!

The problem was what SIW2 is saying, i figured it out yesterday evening.

Guys i want to thank all of the guys that helped with this thread.

I have to say, great forum, best community. You gain one regular member.

Thanks to all,
Mario
from Portugal.
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