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unable to boot win 7 after shrinking partitions

post #1 of 13
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Hello mates,
Last nite i messed up my win 7 partitions. i wanted make a separate partition to install ubuntu 11.04. For this, i shrinked one of my partitions to free up some space. However, as soon as i created a "new simple volume" from the newly created partition, all of my partitions on the disk turned down from primary partitions to simple volume.
Now when i rebooted my pc, bam!! no boot.
on googling, i found out that i have converted my basic disk into dynamic disk.
Further, i cannot view or edit my partitions from a linux live cd.
I have three partitions, out of which 2 are still visible from a live cd, while 1 is missing (this drive has all imp data!!)

Please provide me a solution, on how to revert the changes i made "without losing my data"
can i still boot on this windows with changing boot specs, if yes then how?
post #2 of 13
Tried running the Windows disk and making it fix the issue ?
Or perhaps doing a MBR fix ?
Edited by p4p3r - 5/6/11 at 1:44am
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post #3 of 13
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wont there be any data loss.
Can you elaborate the procedure.
I am unable to get to system recovery option.
I get the error message
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the version of system recovery is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair
post #4 of 13
Perhaps this will work.
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post #5 of 13
Ot this.

I'm not sure if the MBR is the issue, but it may be worth trying.
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post #6 of 13
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thanks for the help, i will try it out.
but will it revert my dynamic disc to basic disk?
Does it need formatting the hard drive ?
post #7 of 13
Honestly, I'm not sure. It just fixes a faulty booting section, I'm not good with details.
If this works, formatting should be unnecessary. I have no idea what you did to the hard drive but something must have went wrong.
Edited by p4p3r - 5/6/11 at 2:24am
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post #8 of 13
http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

Grab the bootable disc version of PW and use it to convert your partition to basic disk.
*Remember to click apply every time you change something*

Then use the Win7 CD and run repair start up 3 times (sometimes it can take 3 times,annoying I know)

If that doesn't work go to the command prompt section of the Windows CD Repair Console and type
BootRec /Fixboot
BootRec /FixMBR
BootRec /RebuildBCD


However none of this will work if you accidentally formated your partition.
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post #9 of 13
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hey guys, got my pc to boot
thanks a lot for help
Now i think, i got the problem.
May be i messed up my bootmgr.
using the command

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If that doesn't work go to the command prompt section of the Windows CD Repair Console and type
BootRec /Fixboot
BootRec /FixMBR
BootRec /RebuildBCD
i successfully restored my boot record.

but still, i can see my disk as dynamic disk
Is there a way to convert back to basic disk ?
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
i noticed that one of my drives got erased by mistake.
but it's not fully formatted.
how can i recover my data?
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