Windows does not see primary partition but testdisk does

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Windows does not see primary partition but testdisk does

#1 Post by lanwanman »

Help! I have a Dell Server running Windows 2003 R2 and have tried following all the repair steps I can find on the forums but cannot get Windows to see my primary partition. Here is a screenshot of what my partitions look like and my boot sectors and mft say they match. I can see all my files on Partition 2 in testdisk and have successfully copied files off to another drive using testdisk and can access them without any problems. I suspect I am missing something to allow Windows to see this partition again and to then be able to boot to it. If I try to access this partition within Linux it doesn't recognize it either and errors out. I also noticed it doesnt see the label for this partition and not sure if that has any meaning. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, thank you. Attached is a screenshot of what I am seeing currently in testdisk.
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Re: Windows does not see primary partition but testdisk does

#2 Post by cgrenier »

Try "chkdsk /f c:" (replace c: by the correct drive letter).
Good luck