No boot after extending partition

January 1, 2011 at 19:35:26
Specs: Windows 7

I just recently installed windows 7 on a partition that previously had vista, and backed up my "users" folder on another partition. I copied all the files back to the 7 partition and used a program like partition magic to delete the backup and extend the 7 partition. my computer won't boot now. I've tried resetting the mbr, bcdedit, bootfix, and pretty much every solution on the first 20 pages of a google search about this. Help!?

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#1
January 2, 2011 at 02:24:40

its sounds like you have screwed your win 7 instalation.
try a recovery with the recovery cd. try a system restore with the recovery cd, if all else fails, try a factory restore to vista then update to win 7 and copy your files over.

you do not need a third party partition tool win 7 disk manager will do most of what anyone needs.

you couuld also try easybcd,

did you not make an image of your system before you changed it?
you can reimage via the recovery cd too.
http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windo...

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#2
January 2, 2011 at 06:02:55

You could try to restore the partition to one of the previous states with a utility called testdisk. In your case you really need to read the tutorials very carefully. Get testdisk at the link below.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Test...


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#3
January 2, 2011 at 06:20:10

It sounds to me that you could also try a Windows repair install using your upgrade DVD. If the repair process is able to read the drive and recognizes the installation then it may only need to repair the MBR to boot. It certainly is worth a try. If not, I hope you have a back up copy of those files on another drive.

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#4
January 2, 2011 at 14:14:14

From another forum I found that I could boot into Partition wizard.

In PW I decided to "resize" the buggy partition to it's logical size. After doing this, and then designating the rest of the space as Unallocated, the computer booted! So I have backed up my data, and am clean installing everything.

Thanks, everyone


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#5
January 2, 2011 at 15:17:52

That is good news AND a good plan. Good luck.

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#6
January 2, 2011 at 22:24:16

once you have a perfectly running system, you might make an image using the win7 backup and rstore image creator. Just in case..

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