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Windows 7: Partition - Mark as Active

25 May 2012   #20

Windows 7 Professional x64

What are you trying to do here? I assume marking the partition as active is not your end goal; perhaps we can get to the root of the matter without worrying about a System label.

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29 May 2012   #21

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I am trying to install sp1 on a win7 home premium machine. The system partition should be active for updating, but since I could not do that yet, I do not know if that would resolve my sp1 update problem. See thread here:
7 SP1 Update problem, automount
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17 Aug 2013   #22

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
We use this tutorial many times every day to rescue Win7.
Greg, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for having this link! What a life saver! My son's Dell Inspiron M5110 crashed and we could not get it to do anything but f12 and f2. I had the Official Dell Disk set, but even when reinstalling Windows 7, I would get "Missing Operating System" on restart! I was going crazy. I work on the laptop for hours on my own, then 5 hours with different Dell support to no avail! I did what you said above, the first time I got a command control screen on restart, whoops, wrong partition. I got back in using the windows disk, did what you said again but partitioned a different number. Walla! Bells and whistles, I got it to reinstall windows from scratch! My God's Blessing be upon you! Thank You!
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16 Sep 2013   #23

Windows 7

Thanks Guys!! the diskpart did it for me. :)
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25 Feb 2015   #24


Need help. Minitool partition wizard is not working. I get the option to select it after rebooting with a flash stick, but then when I select it, I get this message

error:/boot/bz/image3 has invalid signature
error: you need to load the kernel first

press any key to continue.

I need to active the mbr as I deactivated not knowing what I was doing, now the cpu will not start, end of story. PUtting a 2nd hard drive in will not work either since windows will not recognize the 2nd drive.
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