How would you do this

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  1. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    If you deleted a partition under boot in msconfig, how would you put it back where partition would boot?

    Don't say backup image
     
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  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Backup image
     
  3. Mr.X

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    :trollface::magiccarpet::rave::drummer::party_time::Egypt::sith::clap3:
     
  4. lobo11

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  5. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    #5 lobo11, Feb 26, 2016
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    I have MiniTool Partition Wizard now, but 20 years ago Norton Ghost was not even out, you really have to be careful with it.:D

    You don't need to recover partition, partition is there, just won't boot.:D

    I think MRX likes to do The Boot Scootin Boogie:D
     
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    #6 100, Feb 26, 2016
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    If I were to post a thread about it I'd start with a title that wasn't total crap.
    Then, if I were to post a screenshot, I'd do one that wasn't a 640x360px JPEG for 317x217px of content.

    And finally, if I wanted to add a boot entry for w:\windows to the boot manager on the current boot partition, I'd run this:
    Code:
    bcdboot.exe w:\windows
    And if my boot manager was on partition s:\, I'd run this:
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    bcdboot.exe w:\windows /s s:
     
  7. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

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    Hello lobo11 - I didn't fully understand the problem until I read post #4. Did you try using diskpart to mark the partition as "active"? Example:

    list disk
    select disk 0 (if zero is the correct disk)
    list partition
    select partition 1 (if that's the partition)
    active
    exit

    Or you could try using Gparted to set a boot flag on the partition; same result as using diskpart.
     
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  8. JFKI

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    First I would create a disk image of the drive in question using Ghost ( which is on "Hiren's boot DVD 15.2 restored" ).
    Then I would try another utility on the same boot DVD called "Smart Partition Recovery".
    If that did not work I would try yet another recovery utility on the same DVD ( There are about a dozen ) and keep going until I succeeded.
     

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  9. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Like I said, have not done it in long time and do not plan on it, but it's good to know there may be away to recover, thanks:worthy::worthy:
     
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  10. JFKI

    JFKI MDL Expert

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    You are welcome...
    But be careful and double check everything before you execute, Forever wiping your data can be just a mouse click away ( which is why I always Ghost first ). ;)