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windows 7 won't boot at all (not even recovery partition)

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#1 soccerplaya2159


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

My Asus x44h laptop running windows 7 is just over a year old and all of the sudden the other day I received the message "disk read failure, press ctrl alt del to reboot" I could manage to get into the recovery partition, but didn't want to take the leap without trying a few fixes. Installed Ubuntu 12.10 to try and recover some files, but the OS partition with all my data wouldn't mount. Used testdisk to try and recover the partition and now when I boot i get the message "no partition active" and computer will only boot with the Ubuntu Live USB plugged in. Ran the partition wizard live CD and it shows my OS partition (40% used) but none of the files are visible and i can't change it to the active partition. Any ideas?

Edited by hamluis, 17 January 2013 - 10:30 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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