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Hi! I have a Sony Vaio. I have Windows 7 installed and I had

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Hi! I have a Sony Vaio. I have Windows 7 installed and I had Suse Linux installed. I wanted to get rid of Suse and deleted the partition in Windows 7. I gave the partition a new virtual drive name "A". Everything worked fine until I rebooted. Now it says that the partition cannot be found. What to do? I am just rescuing my files with Vaio Care.

LKT :

Hello

LKT :

If I understand correctly you want to boot into Windows 7?

Customer:

yes, right

LKT :

Ok, the easiest way to fix your boot problem is to get a Windows 7 CD, boot into it. On the first installation screen click "Repair Your Computer" and on the next screen select "Startup Repair"

Customer:

alright, sounds easy...can I download an ISO image and create a dvd?

LKT :

Yes, what version of WIndows 7 do you have?

Customer:

Home Premium

LKT :

32bit or 64bit?

Customer:

to be honest I do not know

Customer:

guess it is not a problem if I try either of them?

Customer:

alright thx

Customer:

much

LKT :

Should not be.

Customer:

well done

LKT :

If that doesnt work

LKT :

Just a second

Customer:

ok

LKT :

If that automatic fix doesnt work there is a manual fix you need to be aware of.

Customer:

ok, what do I need to type for the manual one? bootmgr.exe .....

Customer:

?

LKT :

Yes. That would be the one but a little more involved. I like to use this guide everytime I run into the problem (which is alot):

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/win7-windows-7-mbr,10036.html

Customer:

stupid question : can I damage the files I have by using bootmgr.exe? I mean I just started a file rescue. Is it worth it anyway?

LKT :

You backed up your files? It should not hurt any Windows files because you're working with the bootmanager.

Customer:

Yes, I am doing it just now. I got you. thx much

LKT :

You are welcome. Have a good day!

Customer:

You too, enjoy!

LKT :

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