Solved Change partition from logical to primary without Windows

Lenovo / E51-80
January 30, 2016 at 01:30:14
Specs: Windows 10, 8GB
I accidentally changed the partition that my Windows 10 boots from to a logical partition (I wanted to change anotherone because I reached the maximum of 4 primary partitions and wanted a 5th in order to install Ubuntu alongside Windows)

I have a Windows 7 installation disc and an ubuntu installation disc and a 2nd PC running perfectly fine. I preferably don't want to reinstall Windows 7 and upgrade to Windows 10 again. I haven't installed Ubuntu yet, because I realized my Pc boots via UEFI and didn't know how to install Ubuntu with that.
When I start my PC now it says "NTLDR is missing". What can I do?

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January 30, 2016 at 13:15:14
Run this.

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January 30, 2016 at 05:11:39
Just to add, I've used AOMEI and it worked very nicely.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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January 30, 2016 at 05:42:25
Ok by now something different happened: When I try to boot the PC it says

"winload.exe" the selected entry could not be loaded.

Error code: 0xc00000f

If I press Enter in order to continue I get the option to try to boot

- Windows 7
- Windows 10 (recovered)
- Windows 7 Professional

None of them work. I achieved that by renaming the folder “Windows.old" on my partition to "Windows" and renaming the existing folder "Windows" to "Windows.new"

I did the editing in Ubuntu (Live CD)

I also ran a Windows repair CD a couple times - with no result, it says it can't solve the problem.
Any ideas?

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January 30, 2016 at 07:53:41
mmmm - Before going any further... is there anything on the partition in question you'd like to ensure is safe; as in you wouldn't like to lose the files (personal stuff etc.)?

If so perhaps take steps to safeguard those files; then proceed with resolving your problem as posted?

Boot the system with a linux disk (ubuntu - ubuntu.com, or puppy linux).

Download the (free) ISO; burn to a DVD; boot with that DVD. Then you can access the hard drive and partition and copy anything important to external storage; typically DVD but an external hard drive too is nice(r).

Having safefguarded all data - then you can proceed with resolving the problem as posted - knowing your files are safe elsewhere.


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January 30, 2016 at 13:15:14
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Run this.

How to use a Lazesoft Windows Recovery CD or USB device to fix the boot problems if your Windows operating system does not start correctly
http://www.lazesoft.com/fix-boot-pr...
"It is very common for PC users to be faced with a Windows crash. When this happens, the dreaded 'Blue Screen of Death' pops up, or your PC has a black screen and can not boot or start up"

Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.lazesoft.com/lazesoft-re...
Tutorials
http://www.lazesoft.com/guide.html
Screenshot ( SS )
http://i.imgur.com/c9viJO4.gif
http://i.imgur.com/DdozUxq.gif
How to Boot a Computer from a Lazesoft Recovery USB Device
http://www.lazesoft.com/create-a-bo...


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