Windows Boots But GParted says disk is Unallocated...

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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Windows Boots But GParted says disk is Unallocated...

#1 Post by joe7894 »

Hi all,

I've been using Parted Magic to clone some systems - great tool!

One system boots into Windows without problems but when I went to clone it I got an error saying the partition thinks it's bigger than the disk! I then checked GParted which showed the disk was unallocated!

I analyzed the disk using TestDisk which shows two (D)eleted partitions on the disk:
The first partition seems to be empty.
The second partition looks like the Windows partition.

Do I simply change the second partition to * (meaning Primary Boot), choosing Write, then rebooting the machine?

I don't want to get this wrong or I could be in a world of pain...