suggest me correct partition type !!

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arun48
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Re: suggest me correct partition type !!

#11 Post by arun48 » 12 Mar 2012, 16:07

if i write partition table by selecting first 4 drives then what will happen to other 3 remaining
will they be lost and even testdisk wont find them ?
can i recover them after booting from windows 7 succesfully.

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Re: suggest me correct partition type !!

#12 Post by arun48 » 12 Mar 2012, 16:32

Sorry for mentioning late:
i have data on all those three drives and even in wndows7 installation drive which i can access/list without problem from within testdrive.

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Re: suggest me correct partition type !!

#13 Post by Fiona » 12 Mar 2012, 16:33

Yes, as long as you don't touch that space (unallocated) nothing will happen und you can find them in TestDisk.
In TestDisk, you can copy your data to another intact disk.
If you list your data, at the bottom of the screen, you can see the commands!

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Re: suggest me correct partition type !!

#14 Post by arun48 » 12 Mar 2012, 17:45

I am wanting to do following steps:
1st:
boot live ubuntu and copy all data on ARUN n Others to Multimedia drive[it is largest one]
2nd:
then from testdisk write partition table for win7 partition and Multimedia drive as primary
copy datas on multimedia to win7 partition
3rd:
now select partition type for 1st four
P dell utility
P OS
* System Reserved
P Win7
>others deleted

and recreate the partition from within win7

what i wonder is after writing partition table for first time will i again be able to find those other lost paritions ??

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Re: suggest me correct partition type !!

#15 Post by Fiona » 12 Mar 2012, 18:19

what i wonder is after writing partition table for first time will i again be able to find those other lost paritions ??
Yes, TestDisk searchs your partition looking for any boot sectors and their backup.
Partitions will be listed and you should be able to register them in your partition table again.
You always have to register all partitions in your partition table.
If one ist not registered, this partition is not available.

Please watch;
You can only have 3 primary and 1 extended for logical partitions.
If you have 4 primary partitions, you will be not able to create an extended one.
1: P dell utility
2: P OS
3: * System Reserved
4: P Win7
You've already 4 partitions.
So it's not possible to create an extended partition anymore.

That's why I suggested to install Win7 on a single partition, without that "System Reserved" partition

Like in my previous post;
Consider to reinstall Win 7.
Delete your System Reserved partition, win7 partition and Anrun, Others and Multimedia-Partitions also (I assume that your 3 logical partitions only created and do not contain data).
Create one partition using gparted.
Install Win 7 on that partition, without creating any other partition.
After installing Win7 create your extended partition using diskpart.
Description here;
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... c816e62faf
Create your logical partitions as you like it.

Have look to create multoboot for Win7 and Ubuntu.
http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/
Load it down for non commercial use!
Otherwise have a look to Linux-bootmanager Grub.

You should have a backup of all your important data
Your plan to backup your data is a good idea.
Do that first and backup all data!
But think, to make a complete backup of all your data and reinstalling Windows without using any "System Reserved"-partition.
So you have on partition less in your partition table und you would be able to create an extended partition.
In an extended partition, you can create as much logical partitions as you like to.
But is limited to available drive letter or alphabet.

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