Win 7 not Booting cursor blink after Bios

May 6, 2011 at 04:38:33
Specs: Windows 7, c2duo/2GB
I screwed up with my friend's lap dell inspiron 1525, dell provides only two partition drive with 160 GB HD ,so i made it 4 on his request. He then used vmware during engg proj and somehow 30GB space was lost(remained unallocated), and when i formated C and installed win 7 again then i made drive out of 30GB space( h: named rhishi ) using win disk management
and when next time i started lap it shows only blinking cursor no HD win 7 booting. I tried use 3rd party softwares such as partition logic but it detects 150gb Drive all empty but win 7 installer shows all the partition some one suggested me to delete one of partition using cmd diskpart but it shows 3 partition 0,1,2 90gb,30gb,30gb i can delete only new drive other drives have imp data which to delete help me plzzz

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#1
May 6, 2011 at 05:14:59
I would recommend a fresh start. Use a Live Linux DVD to boot from (not install) and save all important data to an external hard drive (important to have an external hard drive to use as future back up for important files anyway). Then use Windows 7 install DVD to delete all partitions. Recreate ONE partition initially to install Windows 7 on, and then after everything is up and running, create all other partitions. Remember that Windows 7 still has the limit of 4 primary partitions or 3 primary partitiions and one extended partition which can have a number of logical drives on it. It sounds like you should make the last partition an extended partition to offer the later option of adding additional 'drives' if he decides this later. You might run into Windows counting the MBR as a partition so that might complicate this slightly, but I am not sure, if so, it would be 2 primary and the rest would go into the extended one.

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


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May 11, 2011 at 23:53:31
I copied my entire HD to external usb HD using XCOPY command then deleted all partitions and installed win 7 and then created 4 partitions.

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#3
May 12, 2011 at 05:49:50
I assume that everything went well then and everything is now fine. If not, then give details, otherwise we will assume you are done.

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


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