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#1 awaage13

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:23 PM

I had my computer set up for dual booting, both Windows 7 64-bit OS's. Well I went ahead and absolutely stupidly deleted my C: partition thinking I could just boot up on my D: partition as always, but it seems that since it is just a logical drive, that's not gonna happen. I have a recovery disk, so I can get to a command prompt, but that's where my (lack of) knowledge ends. I cannot even boot up, I just get a cursor. Recovery tools don't help. I'm lost.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 12:42 PM

- Put the Windows DVD in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
- Press a key when you are prompted.
- Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
- Click Repair your computer.
- Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
- In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
- type x:\boot\bootsect /nt60 c: /mbr and press Enter. where x: is your DVD drive letter.
- type bootrec /rebuildbcd and press Enter.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 04:11 PM

Doesn't even recognize that I have an operating system. Wants me to load drivers for my hard drive, but the dropdown list is long and very confusing.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 10:34 PM

Have you recreated the C: partition since ? You need C: partition for the Windows 7 bootloader. You can create C: partition using Windows 7 DVD. In the command prompt as shown in the previous post, type diskpart then type list disk. You would see something like, Disk 0 online 200002 MB. Note down the disk number of your hard disk. If you have only a single hard disk and no external USB drive attached then, it would be 0. Then type these pressing Enter after each command :
select disk 0
create partition PRIMARY
assign letter=C
exit
format /q /y C:
Replace 0 with whatever disk number you find. Now you can follow the instructions I typed in the last post.




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