Topic. I'd been convinced a resize to the left was fine so long as it was done with a "modern tool claiming windows compatibility" and used a (not naming it as I don't know the forum rules on this) tool that I saw rated highly on several sites I trust.
So I resize from a different windows partition, run the "file integrity check" and such that it recommends and reboot to see how it went.
Not well. Got a black screen with "this copy of windows is not genuine" and nothing else. Launched task manager and manually started explorer.exe, what loaded up looked like safe mode and nothing would open.
Trying to open any folder got "no interface supported" or similar error, attempts to open an admin cmd.exe to try ANY fix gave an error that the files were not found on drive D. This OS is on drive I... Drive D is used for swap.
No clue what I did here. I know this is a lot to read and I appreciate if anybody's got any insight. Google was worthless, only results for folks who can no longer boot at all after a partition goof.
As for what I have tried? In addition to the cmd failure above, I have attempted to load from my install cd to see if boot repair would somehow fix my confused OS.
No luck. I use grub2 for dual-boot purposes so I had to switch to UEFI from legacy (I can only load ANY OS from legacy but have to switch to load disks and such) and it says "no bootable media found"
Please help me out, I've got 750gb of files I can't replace on this partition and I'm a bit panicked.
Any additional info required, let me know. Apologies for formatting, posting from mobile.
Also: safe mode will not boot, it locks up at the same point when loading files and I believe it's because it's looking on D drive for the next file and not I as it should.
That and "repair my computer" is absent from the f8 menu. I have had similar slip ups before and managed to fix them by manually copying some boot files from my cd after mounting it, no luck on that front this time.
Again, apologies if most of this info is useless.
One last bit of info: it appears that my user account info is also being looked for on D AFTER logging in.
I can log in fine, I've actually entered an incorrect password to be sure it's checking the account and not simply skipping login.
Upon login I am informed that I am using a temporary login and all changes are to be deleted on shutdown. So it checks my password, logs in and then it all goes downhill due, I believe, to an attempt to load from the wrong partition on A TOTALLY DIFFERENT DRIVE and I'm baffled.
Edited by hamluis, 05 September 2017 - 04:46 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Disk Management - Hamluis.