2 identical bootable partitions

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2 identical bootable partitions

#1 Post by Kennychua » 08 Sep 2013, 20:18

I was wondering if someone could help. Not sure what happened, but My win 7 computer is now missing the operating system. I think it has something to do with the boot record.

When I pick the hard dive, which only has 1 partition, and press analyse, I get a result of 2 identical bootable partitions??

Now I don't know what to do?? Can someone help?

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Re: 2 identical bootable partitions

#2 Post by Fiona » 09 Sep 2013, 06:25

I assume there are not 2 identical partitions?
In case if a boot sector or file system is damaged, your partition will be still in your partition table.
If your boot sector is corrupted, testdisk will display this partition regarding a message like "Invalid NTFS or Exfat boot seperately!
To judge your situation, would it be possible to repeat your diagnose and open the testdisk.log in your testdisk folder and copy paste the content in a post?


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Re: 2 identical bootable partitions

#3 Post by Kennychua » 09 Sep 2013, 12:43

Hi Fiona.....

Thank you so much for your reply. Unfortunately, it turns out that this is an encrypted computer from work. So, fixing the MBR killed the whole thing. Now the computer wouldn't even start. I managed to get it to boot to a CD, but the whole Master File Table is corrupt. It won't recognize anything. The file system is now RAW.

I think I'm screwed aren't I? I couldn't find anything online that could fix that.

I'm going into work today and they will probably yell at me for messing with it and probably have to reformat the whole computer..... unless you come up with something I can try before I get there. :)

Thank you though....

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