Accidently Deleted the Recovery Partion (100MB) - Help

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  1. LFDDatMyDigitalLife

    LFDDatMyDigitalLife MDL Novice

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    #1 LFDDatMyDigitalLife, Aug 20, 2010
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    Hi,

    I accidently deleted the Windows 7 Recovery Partition or Windows 7 System Reserved Partition, that one who takes 100MB storage.
    There is a topic on it on the website : http[://]www[.]mydigitallife[.]info/2009/08/20/hack-to-remove-100-mb-system-reserved-partition-when-installing-windows-7/

    Here is how I did :

    I launched Command Promp on the Windows 7 DVD at the startup
    I launched DiskPart
    I executed following commands :
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    list disk
    
    select disk 0
    
    list partition
    
    select partition 0
    
    delete partition
    
    exit
    
    exit
    Now, I cannot boot on the hard drive anymore, but only on the Windows 7 DVD and the "Startup Repair" tools doesn't work.

    I there any way to get back this small partition or to get into the installed Windows ? o_O

    I want to reinstal windows but I forgot to make backups of my files so I need to get back into the installed Windows.

    Thanks a lot for your help !

    PS: Please, I don't speak very well english so ask for precisions if you don't understand what I mean
     
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  3. LFDDatMyDigitalLife

    LFDDatMyDigitalLife MDL Novice

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    Thank you urie, I try your solution. I will post result later ;)
     
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    #4 LFDDatMyDigitalLife, Aug 20, 2010
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    I tryed 2 quick recovery solutions, "Rebuild MBR" and "Partition Recovery Wizard" for unallocated space only, but it didn't succeed.
    I'm trying now a full scan of the entire disk into the "Partition Recovery Wizard". Hope it will be good...

    There is also a "Rebuild boot.ini" option, must I try ?

    Is there any other solution ? Via command promp for instance ?
     
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  5. acyuta

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    If you can afford it, remove the sys. partition forever by reinstalling. By sacrificing minor features, this solves a lot of problems for the future.
     
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  6. spacednow

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    You might try cmd options from win7 startup disc bootsect.exe /nt60 /force The cmd options are under the other repair options on the disk.
     
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  7. LFDDatMyDigitalLife

    LFDDatMyDigitalLife MDL Novice

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    So, as expected, the Recovery Wizard didn't succeed.

    It is what I intended to do when I accidently deleted the sys. partition.

    Thank you, I will try !

    I have to wait because I'm copying the entire partition to another drive to be shure to not loose all my data.
     
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  8. spacednow

    spacednow MDL Member

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    Good idea, always better safe than sorry :)
     
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  9. LFDDatMyDigitalLife

    LFDDatMyDigitalLife MDL Novice

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    To close this subject, the command didn't work and I'm actually trying to reinstall Windows 7.

    But really not lucky at this time because I get another problem :(

    I will open a new topic to explain it.

    Thank you for your help on this issue...
     
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