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I have marked C as active partition

  1. #1


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    WINDOWS 8 PRO

    I have marked C as active partition


    Sir,

    I am using winodows 8 pro ,
    i have marked c as active partition which suppose not to be done ( later i came to know).
    I want to make inactive again back ,
    please give in steps how to do it ,

    if it is not done , i can not reboot the system again for another time,
    so please help me in getting it back as C as inactive partition
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    From the Repair CD/USB:
    Mark the System Reserved partition ACTIVE
    Partition - Mark as Active - Windows 7 Help Forums


    Reboot, if needed do a Auto Repair.
    How to do a Auto Repair:
    Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
    Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    You can do that with the bootable CD of partition Wizard (last box on the website).
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    WINDOWS 8 PRO


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    You can do that with the bootable CD of partition Wizard (last box on the website).
    what to do with bootable cd of partition wizard
    i have fallowed second method for making it as partition active
    Partition - Mark as Active - Windows 7 Help Forums

    after doing that i try to do automatic repair for the system
    then i got above error code
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Did the error code say:
    The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
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  6. #6


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    WINDOWS 8 PRO


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Did the error code say:
    The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
    no it shows that the below screen for that error ..
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    You will have to try and fix it manually from the command line on the recovery media.

    At command prompt, type :

    bcdboot e:\windows /s e:

    then press enter.
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I have marked C as active partition
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