Does a loader work if there's no 200Mb partition?

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  1. Restek99

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    #1 Restek99, Sep 8, 2009
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    Does a loader work if there's no 200Mb boot partition?

    I have a machine which had xp on it, I resized the xp partition & asked win7 to install to the unallocated space. For some reason it didn't create the 200Mb partition - any ideas why not? And if I use Daz's loader, will it still work without the 200Mb partition?
     
  2. Yen

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    Are you referring to the hidden system partition?
    AFAIK at pre-partitioned HDDs it doesn't create it............btw it is a 100Mbyte partition...
     
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  4. Restek99

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    Oddly on 1 machine with existing partitions it made it, and on another with existing partitions it didn't! Anyway, will the loaders work in its absence?
     
  5. kaos420

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    I long reformatted my drive. unallocated all space. Formatted with 7. Had no issues. I also made sure my recovery partition was gone. Being it was vista basic...lol no need for vista. Let alone basic anything.
     
  6. Daz

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    My loader tool will work with or without the 100/200MB recovery partition :)
     
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    #7 Restek99, Sep 9, 2009
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    That's great, thanks for the info. Does it modify files in the first partition (XP in my case) or in the win7 partition instead then?
     
  8. Hazar

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    Daz is being misleading.

    Almost ALL loader tools work with the hidden partition, mine included. Besides its 100MB in 7 RTM
     
  9. Restek99

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    So are you now saying that if the hidden partition isn't there, the loader won't work?
     
  10. christantoan

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    Hmm. That's weird. I activated using your loader and some of the other loader and always successfull and I got no hidden partition
     
  11. othar

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    the question is : does it work WITHOUT the hidden partition... :rolleyes:
     
  12. Daz

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    I'm not being misleading, he clearly asked if my loader will work with or without the hidden partition, to which I have replied with the answer.
     
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  13. Hazar

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    Oh lol sorry man, just thought he was asking in general :eek:
     
  14. JustDoIt

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    Can someone give a straight answer.

    1) What win 7 loaders work if there is no hidden system partition?

    2) What loaders work if there is a hidden recovery partition?

    3) What loaders work if there is a hidden recovery partition and a hidden system partition?

    For all three questions we limit the question to one hd, hd0.
     
  15. Daz

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    Well I'm not sure about which others, but I know from feedback that my own tool will work on all 3 of the given points. I think its most of the current released batch files that may have trouble. I say current because I know Hazar still plans to use batch over .NET for his next update (although with the partition being defined differently).
     
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    #16 JustDoIt, Sep 11, 2009
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    Thank you Daz! Know what I will try on my Acer 5630 then:) Until there's a verified bios ...
     
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