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Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk and press enter.


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#1 Delta16

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 04:28 PM

A few months ago I created another partition, and today I found that there was 31MB which was not being used by any partition. I went to control panel, System and maintenance, Administrative tools, Disk management(something like that) so I could make a partition with that 31MB and then merge it with another partition.

Now youre saying " Why the hell did he want to add 31MB more space to another partition"
The answer is : I am running with a 320GB hard disk with not more than 3GB Free space :D and one of the partition is only 1GB which I use to store my web designs projects, which that partition was lacking of free space too and 31MB were good enough to save a full basic website.

While I was creating that partition, the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) appeared and when the pc booted the following message appeared :
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

I inserted the OS disk and clicked the repair "link". A strange thing was that there were no OS at all. I skipped that option and did a start up repair, but no luck at all, the system re started and the same error appeared.
I tried choosing System Restore but there were no restore points, Tried also System Image recovery but an error appeared saying " Windows cannot find a system image on this computer...."

Then the last option was to chose the Command Prompt, I typed "Dir C:" to check if the partition C: was there but it listed the partition which had 1GB space (E:).
It says " Volume in drive C: is Website (the name of drive E:)
Not even drive D: was there.

I could do a clean install but I dont want to loose all my data.

This was my structure of the partitions :
100GB - With the operating system - C:
219GB - Back up Files - D:
1GB - Backup - E:

Now the last option is to post a topic here about my problem.
Hope you understand my problem and thanks for reading.
Regards

EDIT : Forgot to add, The pc cant boot up.

Also, I started my pc with linux, and the partitions were not visible, only drive E: was visible.

I cant even access Safe Mode

Edited by Delta16, 09 December 2009 - 04:34 PM.


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#2 Delta16

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 08:33 AM

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:49 PM

I would be very careful here , the boot sectors must have been on the small partition you removed,seeing as your online you must have access to another computer, I would remove the harddrive in question and hook it to another computer and use a partition recovery software from a bootable cd, or backup the data you dont want to loose before doing anything else, but either way let this be a lesson learned do not play around with partitions if you do not have the proper software and knowledge to recover from a situation like this :huh:

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:58 PM

Yeah, I already hooked my hard drive to another pc, and it take hours to read the sectors.

Already tried to save something, and I managed to save.

Now its been for 5 hours reading (in advanced mode).

Everyone learns from his own mistakes, actually thats the most method which a person learns most from. :D

I like to experiment, and when things go wrong I always manage to make it right. :huh:




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