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Resizing partition for Win 8 stuck at pre-BIOS

  1. #11


    Posts : 23
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit


    It just that I'm using my phone now and it'd hard to type in quickly. Oh and I had a dynamic disk in the beginning and converted it to a basic disk. But then I got into a startup repair loop so I used the tutorial here to fix that. So then I wanted to resize my C: Drive which I obviously shouldn't have done and I got into this.
    I hope there's some way to still get my files back atleast.
    I'm on Windows 7 and 1 TB WD HDD, 4 gig RAM, core2duo processor, Intel DG33FB mobo and a ATI HD5670 graphics card.

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  2. #12


    Earth
    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    To get your files back, try booting from a LinuxLive CD. I use PuppyLinux for that, and you'll need another computer to do this. It seems that where it first got screwed up was when you converted your dynamic disk to basic, which I suspected you did. However, if you read my last post, I did the same thing and my computer is still running fine.
    This won't help with your problem, but in the future:
    If you can resize/format partitions using the built-in Disk Manager, do so. Only use 3rd party programs if the built-in one won't let you.

    EDIT: In Linux, I've heard the testdrive command can convert disks to and from dynamic. You may want to try that.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 23
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit


    So I should use PuppyLinux to try to boot to get my files back? After I do that I can reinstall windows? And thanks for that I learnt my lesson to not use 3rd party programs because I'm a complete noob at all this. Thanks ill try doing that and report back.
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  4. #14


    Wouldn't it be better to try and repair the damaged partition files as to keep 7?

    I have to log out and do some errands before the stores close and do some social. I won't be back for a while.

    I think the goal here is to try and save 7 first.

    Good luck, Nunchez.
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  5. #15


    Earth
    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    Of course. This is in the event he can't do so.
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  6. #16


    Earth
    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    Use another computer to burn a copy of the Windows Recovery Environment to a DVD/USB, then try booting from that. I don't know if your BIOS will let you.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 23
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit


    Damn so there's no way I can save windows? But what should be my next step after booting into linux? Unfortunately I'm clueless. But at the end I want Win 7 up and running with all my files too. Is that hoping for too much? Lol.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 23
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by eXcite View Post
    Use another computer to burn a copy of the Windows Recovery Environment to a DVD/USB, then try booting from that. I don't know if your BIOS will let you.
    I actually thought of doing that but I didn't. I'll try that too thanks.
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  9. #19


    Earth
    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    First try the WinRE. Select Windows 7 32 bit, and burn the downloaded ISO to a DVD/USB. Try booting from that, and run Startup Repair.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 23
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by eXcite View Post
    First try the WinRE. Select Windows 7 32 bit, and burn the downloaded ISO to a DVD/USB. Try booting from that, and run Startup Repair.
    Ok ill do that first but can I do something if I plug this 1TB HDD to another system?
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