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azbondz

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Hi, I got a problem with my pc. I make a dual boot, window 7 which is on C driver and windows 8 which on D driver. I just remove my windows 8 by format the driver D. But sadly when I restart my pc, the windows 8 attempting to repair appear. I already wait for 3hours but still, nothing happen. I cant even go to my windows 7. So what should I do? I don't want to format my pc as I didn't do any backup for it. Thanks.
 

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topgundcp

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Do you have the windows 8 installation dvd or iso ?
 

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Mark Phelps

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When you installed Win8, it most likely wrote its boot loader files to where the Win7 files were. If you had "uninstalled" Win8, it might have cleaned that up and left you with the original Win7 boot -- but when you simply removed the "drive", that didn't happen.

What you need to do is replace the Win8 boot loader files with Win7 files -- which you can do by running Startup Repair from a Win7 Installation DVD.

IF you don't have that, anyone else you know that has Win7 can create a burn a Win7 Repair CD by using the Backup feature from inside Win7.
 

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Der Snoober

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Der Snoober

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You're welcome!
 

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Der Snoober

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Can you post a printscreen from the disk management? Then we can examine what the problem can be.
 

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azbondz

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this one. How can I allocated it back with the contain in it. I dont want to lose any of my data in there.
 

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Thanks for the printscreens. It seems to me that somehow Windows can no longer see your E partition. That is screwed up (excuse les mots!).

I do not know any methods under Windows to reclame a lost partition other then trying to repair the MBR. But considering the fact that the other two partitions are occupied by an OS I don't think it will do much good. You are into the datarecovery now!

These are your options in my honest opinion:
1. If you have a backup of E ==> don't bother, create a new partition and replace the backup.
2. If you don't have a backup of E ==> you might try to install some datarecovery software and try that. The programs I use for recovery are "GetDataBack" and "RecoverMyFiles". Google for the installation files. But only use it if you KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!
3. If you don't have a backup of E and datarecovery software is not an option ==> try booting throug a LINUX DISTRO CD (yes...Linux). There is a good chance that Linux WILL SEE the E partition. In that case COPY the files via Linux to an external HDD.
4. Pray, drink a bottle of wine and take your loses.

For the future. Keep a backup of your files. If you don't have the luxury to do that. At least ==> Keep your OS on another fysical HDD, always!!!


Good luck mate, because I know you are going to need it!!!
 

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    Intel Core i5 750
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    6 GB
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    AMD HD 7750
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    Iiyama ProLite B2481HS-B1
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    1920x1080
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    1x 120 GB SSD Samsung 830;
    1x 1.5 TB HDD Seagate;
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    1x 80 GB SSD Vertex 2
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    Intel RTS2011 LC
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    * Windows Phone HTC 8X

azbondz

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haha..thx for the wish mate. but what can I say is the data problem already solve. I use my friend pc to connect my hard disk. I dont know how, but my friend pc manage to read the E disc and I already copy the files that I needed. but this still strange me..why in the hell my pc cant read the E disc. -.-
 

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Der Snoober

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That's good to hear that you will suffer no data loss!!!

I'd wipe the entire drive and start from scratch ;)
 

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    Intel Core i5 750
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD HD 7750
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Iiyama ProLite B2481HS-B1
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1x 120 GB SSD Samsung 830;
    1x 1.5 TB HDD Seagate;
    1x 2 TB HDD Western Digital;
    1x 3 TB HDD Seagate
    1x 80 GB SSD Vertex 2
    PSU
    Corsair CX 600
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    Corsair Carbide 300R with Side Window
    Cooling
    Intel RTS2011 LC
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Der Snoober

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Omg, and why cant I access to my E driver? It seem disappear from my computer?

What has this got to do with the original topic? And, it's a "drive" not a "driver".

Please don't hijack this thread for a very different problem -- please start your own thread.


No offence Mark Phelps, but if you've taken the time to READ this thread you would notice that:

a) azbondz is the TS
b) the TS another additional problem encoutered and our help with it needed
c) I the TS a few worthwhile tips gave which eventually helped the TS to solve it's problems.


So there is no hijacking at all here, just a person in computer distress.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Made
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 750
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD HD 7750
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Iiyama ProLite B2481HS-B1
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1x 120 GB SSD Samsung 830;
    1x 1.5 TB HDD Seagate;
    1x 2 TB HDD Western Digital;
    1x 3 TB HDD Seagate
    1x 80 GB SSD Vertex 2
    PSU
    Corsair CX 600
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 300R with Side Window
    Cooling
    Intel RTS2011 LC
    Keyboard
    DasKeyboard (blue switches)
    Mouse
    Wacom Baboo Tablet Pen & Touch
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbit FullDuplex Fiberglass
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    I also own the following Microsoft devices:
    * Surface Pro 2 128 GB
    * Windows Phone HTC 8X

azbondz

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Omg, and why cant I access to my E driver? It seem disappear from my computer?

What has this got to do with the original topic? And, it's a "drive" not a "driver".

Please don't hijack this thread for a very different problem -- please start your own thread.


No offence Mark Phelps, but if you've taken the time to READ this thread you would notice that:

a) azbondz is the TS
b) the TS another additional problem encoutered and our help with it needed
c) I the TS a few worthwhile tips gave which eventually helped the TS to solve it's problems.


So there is no hijacking at all here, just a person in computer distress.

true story. I want to mark this thread as solved but I dont think my unallocated disc problem is solve. just that I manage to get back my files and data from the disc with using my friends pc. mark as solved problem might confuse other user I guess. and sorry for my bad term, I'm not that good with pc term and english.
 

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