big red error

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by moonkun, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. moonkun

    moonkun MDL Novice

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    im noob and there alot of this already but i really need help sorry if this in the wrong place and i google and cant find anything til i found this sit.

    after i install and reboot, window7 was working but ask soon as i act****tion and reboot i got the the cant find recovery.dat and a big red error on my screen. how can i fix this? im using the 64bit
     
  2. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    #2 Reign_Of_Freedom, Aug 10, 2009
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    You have more then 1 partition on your Hard Drive? That error is related to the recovery partition.
    Is there more then 1 operating system on your Hard drive?

    Basicly you messed something up when you installed Win 7.
     
  3. moonkun

    moonkun MDL Novice

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    i do. i have the hidden prtition. how would i do that?
     
  4. Reign_Of_Freedom

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    Ok, you have a recovery CD? If you do then you should be ok if you deleted the partition.I would use a Partition Program to delete that recovery partition.

    Basicly the recovery cd does the same thing as the recovery partition just takes longer using a disc.
     
  5. Reign_Of_Freedom

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    Here are directions on how to do that using Discpart.exe

    Step 1.
    Open the Diskpart application by either typing in "Diskpart" (without the quotation marks) into the search, or type "Diskpart.exe" into Run by pressing the Windows key + R.

    Step 2.
    Now with Diskpart open, you must enter the following command lines:

    I. Type "list disk" without the quotation marks and press enter.

    II. Type in "select disk 0" and press enter.

    III. Then type in "list partition" and press enter.

    IV. Then type in "select partition x" x=the recovery partition you wish to delete (i believe it's 1, i dont recall) replace x with the recovery partition number and press enter.

    V. Then finally type in "delete partition override" and press enter.

    This should work.
     
  6. moonkun

    moonkun MDL Novice

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    and i can use the progrem on cmd or i have to load from desktop cuz i cant get to desktop. will it load on usb?
     
  7. Reign_Of_Freedom

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    #7 Reign_Of_Freedom, Aug 10, 2009
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    Yeah just use the command line like i posted.Now ya tell me you can't get on windows >.<

    Edit: Can you get into Safe Mode?
     
  8. moonkun

    moonkun MDL Novice

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    no cant get into safe mode. how do i get into cmd?
     
  9. Reign_Of_Freedom

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    #9 Reign_Of_Freedom, Aug 10, 2009
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    Did you install Win 7 with a disc or with a USB? If so then reinstall Win 7 and make sure you format the partition Win 7 will be loaded on. When that is done don't try to activate it, just run the command line like i listed then try and activate it.
     
  10. moonkun

    moonkun MDL Novice

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    i only have one partition and i was doing the upgrade...if i burn into a dvd and use it, do i have to formet everything in that partition?
     
  11. Reign_Of_Freedom

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    #11 Reign_Of_Freedom, Aug 10, 2009
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    I would def advise formatting that partition that Win 7 will be loaded on.
    Also you never mentioned if you used a lo*der or tried the offline activation.
    I assumed you used a lo*der, and if that's the case then you would have had to install the loader meaning there's a chance something could get left behind.
    I always did a fresh install, less problems that way.

    Edit:What OS was on there before you tried to install Win 7?
     
  12. jupier2k

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    you may want to put in the win7 dvd and see there is a repair option?

    looks like youtry to activate win 7 using a loader.
     
  13. moonkun

    moonkun MDL Novice

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    sorry to ask u but cant i just burn the iso and reinstall all over again? if that doesnt work, ill format everythings like you say. thank
     
  14. moonkun

    moonkun MDL Novice

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    i did use loader.
     
  15. Reign_Of_Freedom

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    You can try the reinstall/repair route see if that will fix it but i would format the partition.
     
  16. moonkun

    moonkun MDL Novice

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    if i install it correctly, is there any post on this sit that will help me do it the right way correctly?
     
  17. moonkun

    moonkun MDL Novice

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    can i use gparted to delete the hidden partition?
     
  18. moonkun

    moonkun MDL Novice

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    just finish re-install now how to activation.
     
  19. Reign_Of_Freedom

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    I left you instructions on how to delete that partition on the first page of the thread,and if that partition problem is taken care of then you can activate it.

    If your going to use a loader to activate then there are a few listed on the Windows 7 Repository. Just click the link on my Signature.Let us know after you activate if you have any more problems.
     
  20. fedex-bermu

    fedex-bermu MDL Novice

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    Reign of Freedom, I updated my vista with w7 ultimate spanish, everything worked like a charm but then I tried to use 7loader, it rebooted and then appeared the big error screen and at the top it says something aboutrecovery.dat. The weird thing is that when booting it loads like if it was vista... Is there any command line to uninstall 7loader?
    I dont want to format my computer cause I have lots of important data, please help me...