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Windows won't load after I messed up the Partiotin settings :(


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#1 j_bins

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 04:59 AM

(EDIT: sorry for the TYPO in the Topic Name -  its meant to say 'Partition')

 

Hi,

 

i have messed up using Disk Management in Windows 10.

 

  • I was deleting partitions on an external Hard Drive and then reformatted it. Then managed to set it as 'Active'. So I deleted it and reformatted it again.
  • Then I set the largest partition on the C drive as 'Active'. I thought this was where Windows was and needs to be marked as such for the computer to boot.
  • There were two other small partitions on the C drive. One was marked as recovery i think and I am not sure about the other.

Anyhow I have really messed something up as now I a message saying that the computer won't Boot:

 

FILE:   \Boot\BCD

STATUS:  0x000000f

INFO: The Boot configuration Data of your PC is missing or contains errors

 

Is there a way I can fix the labeling of the Partitions and get things back to normal? :blush:

 

Thanks


Edited by j_bins, 30 March 2017 - 05:02 AM.


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:29 AM

UPDATE:

 

OK, I have been doing a bit of research.

 

I have now:

 

  • booted from a Windows 10 recovery USB
  • Run Command prompt

I am thinking that I somehow need to use this to change the 'Active' partition.

 

From what i can gather I need to set the System Reserve partition as 'Active'. And make the C drive no longer 'Active'.

 

If anyone could verify this that would be really appreciated.

 

Thanks again.

 

 

 



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:37 AM

YAY!!! Solved :)

 

OK. My panic is over. I managed to changed the Active partition.

 

if anyone is in the same boat reading this then here is the steps i followed (bottom of page for Win8/10):

 

https://neosmart.net/wiki/set-partition-as-active/

 

Phew :)






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