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Partition issues,Won't boot


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#1 gwaan83

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 11:55 PM

Hey guys I'm here with another problem :( I was trying to shrink my partition and once the computer tried to restart it wouldn't boot.I get this error "status: 0xc0000225" I've done the repair option,no luck. The advaced menu don't show up after I press F8.Then I inserted the windows 7 installation disk to try and install a fresh copy and I noticed that it did create the new partition with 17GB  of unallocated space so I install a fresh copy on that partition. It boots up and I see the other partition but it's not accessible. It ask me to format the drive.I was wondering is there a way to recover or fix the old Windows 7 with the new one I installed?All my files is on that on. Thanks in advance



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 05:37 AM

It's probably best to copy your files over to your new install and then (when you are sure you have all the files you want) delete your old partition and expand the new partition into the old partition.

 

Download and boot a Linux Operations system from DVD.

I usually use Ubuntu but others prefer a more lightweight Linux such as

Puppy Linux

or Lubuntu

http://lubuntu.net/

 

It's possible that Linux will also ask you to format your lost partition.

Don't do that!

Instead use recovery tools such as Testdisk

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15761/recover-data-like-a-forensics-expert-using-an-ubuntu-live-cd/


Edited by HairCut, 27 January 2015 - 05:57 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 02:39 PM

Browsing through the download section here I see that there is a Windows version of TestDisk: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/testdisk/


Edited by HairCut, 27 January 2015 - 02:40 PM.





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