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I wanted to create a new partition on my 160GB laptop hard drive, other than the two that were already created. P.S. The first drive is typically your boot drive, but you can check the Flags column to make sure. I can mount the drive and read it fine, but meh. http://introbuilder.net/windows-vista/windows-vista-error-invalid-partition-table.php

It SHOULDN'T write anything if you don't allow it to format the disk, (if you can do that) Then do the vista repair disk. Reports: · Posted 7 years ago Top Jobz Posts: 71 This post has been reported. Planning to partition again and install openSUSE next. Thanks in advance. this

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Shannon VanWagner http://healthysystem.blogspot.com GNU/Linux is the UNIVERSAL OPERATING SYSTEM.. ferz says: 7 years ago Thanx dude..you save me! Then I could not boot any system anymore. So, what should I do?

  1. Choose the drive associated with the Windows installation you're trying to repair.
  2. I deleted the Ubuntu partition and then the grub rescue comes out.
  3. I never really got the MBR missing error, but i knew thats what it was.
  4. The steps for restoring your PC with System Restore: Insert the Windows Vista install disc Restart your computer and boot from the install disc Press a key when "Press any key
  5. At the command prompt type "bcdedit /enum" (without the quotes) - this will list all options in the boot menu. 3.
  6. Another go at the repair function had it scanning the partition without finding any error at all.
  7. First, load up the Windows Vista disc in your drive and press any key to boot from the disc. 2.
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Rebooting my computer after it finished the partitioning took me to a blank screen with a blinking cursor. This time, everything should go as planned since Windows has been forced to recognize that the setup USB is a removable drive, and it can identify the correct boot drive to DISKPART> list partition Partition ### Type Size Offset ------------- ---------------- ------- ------- Partition 1 Primary 279 GB 32 KB Partition 2 Primary 9 GB 289 GB DISKPART> select partition 1 Partition djd says: 6 years ago it says my OS is on E: when in the recovery counsel, don't know why, shouldn't it say it's on C:?

Ubuntu 11.04 didn't start after rebuilding my MBR, but these simple steps were easier than rebuiling, and it worked! Actually I didnt lost my data, but this partition in computer management is white with blue frame and no description. YCB says: 6 years ago I have a disk that says it is not initialized which in fact is. Version 2 .

August 4, 2008 Shannon VanWagner GParted is a great tool, as an IT professional, I have tested it on many, many systems and it has worked great. BUT… I hear my XP ISO dvd spinning, after I press a key following the prompt: Boot from CD. Thank again! ***** 5 star rating :-D Sowren says: 5 years ago It really fixed the MBR man! Jobz, definitely backup your data before performing any partition operations.

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I don't know if I have it anymore. http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/vista-partition-manager-access-denied-error It will no longer look for the Linux partition (which will still be there) and will boot straight to XP. (You can install a driver called ext2IFS so that XP can Diskpart Commands If you have spare hard drive around that you can plug in and test the recovery process, this would be optimal. Bootmgr Is Missing March 28, 2008 mike I just booted the live CD trying to re-partition a SONY desktop because the C drive is running out of space, I noted another small 5GB partition,

Published 08/8/07 SHOW ARCHIVED READER COMMENTS (197) Comments (197) August 9, 2007 OJ This is a handy trick, so long as you're dealing with IDE hard drives. http://introbuilder.net/windows-vista/windows-error-vista.php Here are the steps to follow: 1. It converted the free space to Ext 3 file system. It wasn't foolproof however. Windows 10

I just forced VESA mode with 1280X1024 resolution (the native resolution of my laptop). Otherwise, you will either have to test the recovery disks on your current system (and not after installing GNU/Linux, since installing Vista will wipe out the GRUB boot loader for GNU/Linux), I just get a blue blank screen and nothing happens after that. my review here Is there a way for me to extend C without formatting and reinstalling?

Cheers April 21, 2008 Rupert @Hooman (and others), I had very similar problems with a Dell desktop. This is driving me insane. Vicki says: 6 years ago I am running Windows Vista.

Thnx August 24, 2008 Dennis Prashant, Every case is different.

Thanks. The BIOS gives me a "Missing Operating System" message. fake damienfahey says: 6 years ago thank you :) i just did what it says here. This doesn't seem to work unless the empty space is next to the space that you want to add it to which is the C: drive.

No disaster. Fix #1: Check your hard drive status in BIOS menu Your computer may not see the hard drive correctly and can't boot into XP. Thank you GNU/Linux Developers! get redirected here When I first started using GParted years ago, it took me forever to find a free ISO burner.

Here is my step: Put a window xp installation CD and select to boot up by disc Press "R" to reppair in the MS-DOS 1 type <> fixmbr y fixboot y Are there free tools available (not demos). Thanks! Do a search on ‘dd ubuntu disk partition copy livecd' and you will find the answer to be PREPARED for any mistakes you made.

I use GParted to reformat my hard drive partition. I have read through a ton of forums and got bits and pieces of info, such as the boot might be corrupted and to use the Vista DVD, which don't help. Thanks Scott, I give that a try when I get home. You 250 GB external drive is formatted as FAT32, though NTFS would be more efficient at such a partition size.

the instructions you gave worked perfectly for me and i didn't even have a full version of the windows xp disk (all i had was the update version of windows) but Also running. #ntfsfix /dev/xxxx fixed up the bad things that the earlier version of gparted did to my Vista NTFS volume partition. I will give your suggestions a try today and let you know what I come up with. There are no other known alternative messages for this boot error, except the "Error loading operating system" text that appears on your computer's black screen at startup.

g. I decided to install Ubuntu 10.10 on one of the partitions.