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Problem Booting after resizing partition

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    Windows 8.1

    Problem Booting after resizing partition


    I previously had a windows 7 / 8.1 dual boot system but I was running out of room on my hard drive so I deleted the windows 7 partition and expanded the windows 8.1 partition using gparted. I then rebuilt the BCD from cmd using a recovery drive and was able to boot into windows. The problem is that when my computer starts and I log in to my account it says "preparing windows" and after like 15 minutes it finally gets me to a black screen where the only thing I can see is my cursor. I was hoping someone could help me get my computer working again. Thanks.

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    @ deyanimay: welcome-
    It might be trying to recover/repair the OS. You may have done things backwards, you should have re-configured the boot loader first then set defaults, then start deleting stuff.
    You may have to clean install.
    (There will most likely be more advice forthcoming, we love to help; check back periodically.)

    Edit:
    Maybe restart and get yourself to the Boot Menu with the appropriate F key.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    If I boot into safe mode via cmd I can access the task manager. When I click file run new task and browser fore files my hard drive shows up as letter E instead of C could this be part of the problem?
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