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Deleted wrong partition dual booting windows 7 and xp

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  1. patwalsh

    patwalsh Thread Starter

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    So i just recently created two partitions on my home pc, one keeping windows xp and i installed windows 7 on the other one. I completely got all my programs and stuff back on windows 7 and it was all set. I decided i should delete the other partition containing windows xp so the windows 7 one could have all the harddrive space. I went into the partition program i was using, changed the windows 7 partition to primary instead of logical ( i think that's what it was, i can't really remember ) then deleted the windows xp one. It had to reboot my computer, then after it was finished deleting and stuff it rebooted again but now it just takes me to a black screen that says press a key to reboot. I got a copy of a windows xp recovery disk, and tried to boot from that but nothing. I even tried switching the boot sequence, but still no luck. I really hope someone can get back to me on this one, i've just stumbled upon this site and figured someone has to have some sort of advice on this disaster haha. I'm not even too sure if this is the right spot to post this, but i hope someone can help!

    |Thanks in advance:)
     
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    Operating systems should be installed on primary partitions. So that was a mistake to begin with.

    If you have a partitioning program, what is the current state of the partitions? Are they all intact and is there unallocated space? Where are the partitions and what order are they in?

    You might try Startup Repair, but whether that will work depends on what you have now. Chances are you deleted the partition that had the MBR and/or the boot files.

    You may be better off just removing the partitions and starting over.
     
  3. patwalsh

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    I already deleted the XP partition, and it was partition magic. I can't view anything, the computer won't boot. It just takes me to the press a key to reboot screen. I can't get onto the xp partition, or the windows 7 partition
     
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    You may be able to use your Windows 7 installation DVD or the Windows 7 System Repair disc to repair the boot for Windows 7.
     
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    Yea i kinda done the same i have an extensa 4420 acer but the problem is that i didnt set a recovery/restore point please help i been at this for 46 hrs
     
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    RICKONEDEEP, for help you need to stick with your thread.
     
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