How do I start my computer after partitioning?

December 30, 2017 at 17:52:42
Specs: Windows 10
I downloaded the aomei partitioning assistant to help partition my drive C on my new lenovo with windows 10. The version of aomei was free and differs a little from the videos I've seen on YouTube on how it's used. I followed all the instructions and created a partition of drive C. The process required a reboot to take the computer to preOS mode suggesting that's where the partition could take place. After spending almost 1hour and 45 minutes partitioning the drive, it was done and asked me to wait for 3 minutes to reboot. So there was a reboot (i mean the screen exited the pre OS mode) and the laptop started to boot, but immediately it gets to the lenovo screen (if you've seen a lenovo boot), the lenovo logo shows up in an attempt to boot, then it goes off, then the laptop tries to reboot again, then it goes off again. Now my computer can't boot. The only thing I've seen since then is the lenovo logo i see on booting the laptop. What is happening? What did the partitioning do to my OS? Did I do something wrong? Will it subsequently boot on several failed attempts? I need answers

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December 30, 2017 at 18:39:52
What changes did you make to the hard drive partitions? Did you shrink C and create a new partition?

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December 30, 2017 at 19:29:04
Yeah, you need to explain what happened, and what you were attempting to do. From the sounds of it, it seems like you've deleted the partition holding Windows, and/or the boot loader's partition.

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December 30, 2017 at 19:42:37
Easeus Partition Master is the tool most often recommended in these forums, or Windows built-in Disk Management. Aomei looks very similar to Easeus. I don't understand this statement: "I followed all the instructions and created a partition of drive C." We have no idea of the size of the HDD or how it was originally partitioned, but C should have been the largest. All you had to do was resize it & then create a new partition out of the remaining unallocated space. The other partitions should not have been touched. Here's a screenshot of how it was likely partitioned at the factory. Please explain exactly what you did.

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December 30, 2017 at 19:58:36
Yes, it sounds like you created a new C drive partition which would have lost the operating system. In which case you can download it from MS, create it on a flash drive and install the OS from that.

As other said, let us know "exactly" what you did.

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December 30, 2017 at 20:38:53
" Yes, it sounds like you created a new C drive partition which would have lost the operating system."

Agreed, that is exactly what it sounds like. You will need to reinstall your operating system, drivers from their web site, and then anything else you need. I hope that you either did not have any personal files yet on it or you have a back up copy of them.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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December 31, 2017 at 02:07:58
Hopefullythere were no personal files on the drive prior to your "experiment" which were not also safely duplcated/saved off the drive.

If you have lost files then you might be wise to cnsider possible options available which "might" allow some recvery of them; this before proceeding any further with the rebuild?

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