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Old 12-31-2010, 12:44 PM   #91
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Hiren's Boot CD has option to boot OS, I have to check but I think my gparted can also boot & recovery console may have it too. I'm not sure what it takes to put on usb.

Recovery console is best bet

http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/fix-mbr-xp-vista/

Yeah i dont have my windows 7 CD right now but if i did i would do that
 
Old 12-31-2010, 12:48 PM   #92
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Do you have any idea why theres a exclamation mark next to my OS sda2 partition?
And it wont let me mount it or resize or anything
 
Old 12-31-2010, 01:04 PM   #93
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Mine showed the same thing Before I recovered my system.

Go online and find out what keys on your machine are for safemode then you can get into your recovery console.
It's probably F8 like mines.
 
Old 12-31-2010, 01:18 PM   #94
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Yeah i dont have my windows 7 CD right now but if i did i would do that
Get in through your Safemode keys

This one will help you more
http://www.faultwire.com/solutions/u...tore_vista.php
 
Old 12-31-2010, 03:19 PM   #95
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hey i dont think windows is even installed on that os partition. If you notice on the partition theres no windows folder.. plus when i hold F8 i dont get any menu except the boot device menu. Im still getting the grub rescue error.

I dont even know how to make sure my partitions are set as active. I know i set the flag to boot.
 
Old 12-31-2010, 09:13 PM   #96
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I think your usb is selected first as boot device. Go into bios and change hard drive to first.

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Old 01-01-2011, 04:29 AM   #97
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okay i found a way to fix my boot problem

I went to testdisk and selected fix boot mbr and so now when i boot up my laptop
the gateway recovery console (PQSERVICE) comes up and asks me if i want to

But i dont want to format my C: drive.. im assuming my windows folder etc is deleted. but i was wondering if photorec could recover my files
 
Old 01-01-2011, 11:20 AM   #98
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Ok PQservice is operational. Don't format because you'll lose all data on C:\, if it's present. Now change boot flag to C:\.
Try booting into safe mode choose "last known working setup".
If that doesn't work press "win-key+r"
type "cmd"
"fixmbr"

Use PQService as last resort.
 
Old 01-02-2011, 02:06 AM   #99
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what does this mean it has used space
there has to be something on it
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File Type: png sdsdsd.png (55.1 KB, 4 views)
 
Old 01-02-2011, 03:17 AM   #100
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Yes it's half used.
 
Old 01-02-2011, 03:21 AM   #101
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If you are able to get to PQservice, you probably can get in safemode now.
If you can get into safemode select "last known working configuration".
 
Old 01-03-2011, 04:55 AM   #102
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Ok i went to that menu you talked about and did last good known configuration but nothing special happend. It just boots up into PQservice now... It gives me a menu with safe mode and all of that..

Is there a way i could use photorec or some kind of program to scan my hard drive for any deleted files
 
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If you can go to safe mode try option in post#98
Also you can probably get into erecovery and load 1 of your images in safemode.
You should have some restore points saved.
Exactly what make & model?
I just looked at your gparted image & you have no boot flags set.

Use gparted
"right-click sda2"
select the box next to boot

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Old 01-03-2011, 05:45 AM   #104
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Gateway m1631u
 
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You don't have sda2 set to boot.
 
  


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