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Thread: Windows 7 no longer boots after a repartition job.

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    Windows 7 no longer boots after a repartition job.

    I'm posting this here because I can't find anything that relates to my current problem.

    Before we begin just some general information, I'm running on a 64-bit HP Pavilion dv6; This laptop is something you would buy off of best buy's show floor. I installed Ubuntu through wubi in windows 7. I have a 500 GB Hard Drive. As of right now I can explore the windows 7 part of the hard drive.

    Now the problem began on Friday January 21st after I shrunk my Windows parition by 100GBS leaving around 370 GBS left in windows. Then I went into Ubuntu to try and format the 100GBS to create a space so I can share media in between windows and Ubuntu. ( At the time I didn't realise I could already go into the Windows Partition).


    Then I tried booting in Windows 7 and ended up getting,

    0xc000225 The Device is inaccessible
    So I did some research and figured it may have to do with the boot manager (which I find in the Host file but cannot open). It also may have to do with the fact that since I've shrunk Windows 7 I might of changed the boot sector on the hard drive, and the MBR is still looking for it at where it used to be.

    So I fired up my back up Live CD, got ms-sys and tried creating a new windows 7 MBR.

    That screwed everything up and locked me out of both Ubuntu and Windows 7.

    So I went back into live CD and downloaded/burned the following:

    Ultimate Boot CD
    Windows Recovery
    Windows 7 Install

    The Windows 7 and Recovery CD both said that there wasn't any previous installations of windows found on my system, nor did running bootrec.exe (ran in the command prompt) find anything.

    The only thing that worked was the Ultimate Boot CD's 'testdisk', which got me back on to my previous installation of Ubuntu, but still not Windows 7. I get to the splash screen of "Starting Windows" with the Logo Animation, and then it restarts saying the say thing as quoted before.

    What I'm thinking about doing now, is making an Image of the Windows 7 Partition on to an external hard drive, then wiping that partition from my hard drive. Then using the Recovery CD to use that image to repair my system. Though I actually feel this could make it worse.

    Your thoughts?

    Edit:
    Is there a way to make a log file of the Windows start up before it does a restart?
    Last edited by Zanderist; January 25th, 2011 at 07:43 PM.

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    Re: Windows 7 no longer boots after a repartition job.

    You'd better reinstall windows if you want it, it's probably pretty screwed up.

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    Re: Windows 7 no longer boots after a repartition job.

    OP, so from a booted live Ubuntu cd or thumbdrive lets see the bootscript read out; in my signature just click on it and follow the instructions. Come back to the thread and click on the (#) in the reply panel this makes code tags paste all the text in between.

    HP generally come with the maximum partitions already, so adding another without removing one is problematic. A wubi does not use a shared NTFS either, other then the wubi is actually a file in the Windows NTFS.
    Last edited by wilee-nilee; January 25th, 2011 at 07:57 PM.





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    Re: Windows 7 no longer boots after a repartition job.

    sb1 is the USB stick.

    Code:
                    
    
    Boot Info Script 0.55    dated February 15th, 2010                    
    
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
    
     => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda
     => Syslinux is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb
    
    sda2: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7
        Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sda2 starts 
                           at sector 409600. But according to the info from 
                           fdisk, sda2 starts at sector 2048. The info in boot 
                           sector on the starting sector of the MFT is wrong. 
                           According to the info in the boot sector, sda2 has 
                           722440191 sectors, but according to the info from 
                           fdisk, it has 407551 sectors.
        Operating System:  Windows 7
        Boot files/dirs:   /bootmgr /boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe 
                           /wubildr.mbr /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr /wubildr 
                           /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr /ubuntu/disks/root.disk 
                           /ubuntu/disks/swap.disk
    
    sda2/Wubi: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:  
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 10.10
        Boot files/dirs:   /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab
    
    sda3: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7
        Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sda3 starts 
                           at sector 932564992. But according to the info from 
                           fdisk, sda3 starts at sector 409600. According to the 
                           info in the boot sector, sda3 has 43995135 sectors, 
                           but according to the info from fdisk, it has 722440191 
                           sectors.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files/dirs:   /bootmgr /boot/bcd
    
    sda4: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       vfat
        Boot sector type:  Vista: Fat 32
        Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sda4 starts 
                           at sector 976560128. But according to the info from 
                           fdisk, sda4 starts at sector 722849792. According to 
                           the info in the boot sector, sda4 has 210992 sectors.. 
                           But according to the info from the partition table , 
                           it has 253921327 sectors.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files/dirs:   
    
    sdb1: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       vfat
        Boot sector type:  Unknown
        Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sdb1 starts 
                           at sector 0. But according to the info from fdisk, 
                           sdb1 starts at sector 62.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files/dirs:   /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    
    =========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================
    
    Drive: sda ___________________ _____________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System
    
    /dev/sda2    *          2,048       409,599       407,552  42 SFS
    /dev/sda3             409,600   722,849,791   722,440,192  42 SFS
    /dev/sda4         722,849,792   976,771,119   253,921,328   b W95 FAT32
    
    
    Drive: sdb ___________________ _____________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 8000 MB, 8000110592 bytes
    247 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1020 cylinders, total 15625216 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System
    
    /dev/sdb1    *             62    15,620,279    15,620,218   c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    
    
    blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL                         
    
    /dev/loop0                                              squashfs                                 
    /dev/loop1       a5a9a566-0b58-42b1-b556-30ec0e600234   ext3                                     
    /dev/loop2       e93b84b6-e974-485d-93f0-a3fd1c5447eb   ext4                                     
    /dev/sda1        18C23628C2360B10                       ntfs       SYSTEM                        
    /dev/sda2        A0DA36C3DA36960E                       ntfs                                     
    /dev/sda3        6C5A52095A51D106                       ntfs       RECOVERY                      
    /dev/sda4        341D-E161                              vfat       HP_TOOLS                      
    /dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos" 
    /dev/sdb1        D51E-B811                              vfat       UBUNTU 10~1                   
    /dev/sdb: PTTYPE="dos" 
    error: /dev/sdc: No medium found
    
    ============================ "mount | grep ^/dev  output: ===========================
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    aufs             /                        aufs       (rw)
    /dev/sdb1        /cdrom                   vfat       (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
    /dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime)
    
    
    ======================== sda2/Wubi/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ========================
    
    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
      set have_grubenv=true
      load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
      set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
      save_env saved_entry
      set prev_saved_entry=
      save_env prev_saved_entry
      set boot_once=true
    fi
    
    function savedefault {
      if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
        saved_entry="${chosen}"
        save_env saved_entry
      fi
    }
    
    function recordfail {
      set recordfail=1
      if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    
    function load_video {
    }
    
    if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
      set timeout=-1
    else
      set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###
    menuentry "Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.35-24-generic" {
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a0da36c3da36960e
        loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
        set root=(loop0)
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic root=/dev/sda2 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro   quiet splash
        initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.35-24-generic (recovery mode)" {
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a0da36c3da36960e
        loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
        set root=(loop0)
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic root=/dev/sda2 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro single 
        initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.35-22-generic" {
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a0da36c3da36960e
        loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
        set root=(loop0)
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=/dev/sda2 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro   quiet splash
        initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (recovery mode)" {
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a0da36c3da36960e
        loopback loop0 /ubuntu/disks/root.disk
        set root=(loop0)
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=/dev/sda2 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro single 
        initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" {
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 18c23628c2360b10
        chainloader +1
    }
    menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)" {
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set a0da36c3da36960e
        chainloader +1
    }
    menuentry "Windows Vista (loader) (on /dev/sda3)" {
        chainloader +1
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    if [ -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
      source $prefix/custom.cfg;
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    
    ============================= sda2/Wubi/etc/fstab: =============================
    
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
    # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
    # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
    /host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk /               ext4    loop,errors=remount-ro 0       1
    /host/ubuntu/disks/swap.disk none            swap    loop,sw         0       0
    
    ================= sda2/Wubi: Location of files loaded by Grub: =================
    
    
      17.3GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
        .9GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
       1.0GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic
      17.4GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic
      17.4GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic
       1.0GB: initrd.img
        .9GB: initrd.img.old
      17.4GB: vmlinuz
      17.4GB: vmlinuz.old
    
    =========================== sdb1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================
    
    
    if loadfont /boot/grub/font.pf2 ; then
        set gfxmode=auto
        insmod efi_gop
        insmod efi_uga
        insmod gfxterm
        terminal_output gfxterm
    fi
    
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
    
    menuentry "Try Ubuntu without installing" {
        set gfxpayload=keep
        linux    /casper/vmlinuz  file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash --
        initrd    /casper/initrd.lz
    }
    menuentry "Install Ubuntu" {
        set gfxpayload=keep
        linux    /casper/vmlinuz  file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash --
        initrd    /casper/initrd.lz
    }
    menuentry "Check disc for defects" {
        set gfxpayload=keep
        linux    /casper/vmlinuz  boot=casper integrity-check quiet splash --
        initrd    /casper/initrd.lz
    }
    
    =================== sdb1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================
    
    
        ??GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
    =========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================
    
    MFT Sector of sda2
    
    00000000  46 49 4c 45 30 00 03 00  70 e3 17 b8 00 00 00 00  |FILE0...p.......|
    00000010  01 00 01 00 38 00 01 00  b8 01 00 00 00 04 00 00  |....8...........|
    00000020  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
    00000030  12 01 b6 8d 00 00 00 00  10 00 00 00 60 00 00 00  |............`...|
    00000040  00 00 18 00 00 00 00 00  48 00 00 00 18 00 00 00  |........H.......|
    00000050  83 0f 19 35 8e 5a cb 01  83 0f 19 35 8e 5a cb 01  |...5.Z.....5.Z..|
    *
    00000070  06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
    00000080  00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
    00000090  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  30 00 00 00 68 00 00 00  |........0...h...|
    000000a0  00 00 18 00 00 00 03 00  4a 00 00 00 18 00 01 00  |........J.......|
    000000b0  05 00 00 00 00 00 05 00  83 0f 19 35 8e 5a cb 01  |...........5.Z..|
    000000c0  83 0f 19 35 8e 5a cb 01  83 0f 19 35 8e 5a cb 01  |...5.Z.....5.Z..|
    000000d0  83 0f 19 35 8e 5a cb 01  00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00  |...5.Z...@......|
    000000e0  00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00  06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |.@..............|
    000000f0  04 03 24 00 4d 00 46 00  54 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |..$.M.F.T.......|
    00000100  80 00 00 00 60 00 00 00  01 00 40 00 00 00 01 00  |....`.....@.....|
    00000110  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  7f d1 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
    00000120  40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 18 0d 00 00 00 00  |@...............|
    00000130  00 00 18 0d 00 00 00 00  00 00 18 0d 00 00 00 00  |................|
    00000140  32 40 7c 00 00 0c 42 c0  4f c7 29 be 00 42 c0 04  |2@|...B.O.)..B..|
    00000150  69 ab b7 02 42 c0 00 4f  19 5b fd 00 80 fa ff ff  |i...B..O.[......|
    00000160  b0 00 00 00 50 00 00 00  01 00 40 00 00 00 05 00  |....P.....@.....|
    00000170  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  07 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
    00000180  40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 80 00 00 00 00 00 00  |@...............|
    00000190  08 70 00 00 00 00 00 00  08 70 00 00 00 00 00 00  |.p.......p......|
    000001a0  31 01 ff ff 0b 21 07 75  ca 00 34 04 80 fa ff ff  |1....!.u..4.....|
    000001b0  ff ff ff ff 00 00 00 00  ff ff ff ff 00 00 00 00  |................|
    *
    000001d0  40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 20 00 00 00 00 00 00  |@........ ......|
    000001e0  08 10 00 00 00 00 00 00  08 10 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
    000001f0  31 01 ff ff 0b 11 01 ff  00 00 01 00 00 c0 12 01  |1...............|
    00000200
    Unknown BootLoader  on sdb1
    
    00000000  eb 58 90 53 59 53 4c 49  4e 55 58 00 02 08 20 00  |.X.SYSLINUX... .|
    00000010  02 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00  3e 00 f7 00 00 00 00 00  |........>.......|
    00000020  7a 58 ee 00 80 3b 00 00  00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00  |zX...;..........|
    00000030  01 00 06 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
    00000040  00 00 29 11 b8 1e d5 55  42 55 4e 54 55 20 31 30  |..)....UBUNTU 10|
    00000050  7e 31 46 41 54 33 32 20  20 20 fa fc 31 c9 8e d1  |~1FAT32   ..1...|
    00000060  bc 76 7b 52 06 57 8e c1  b1 26 bf 78 7b f3 a5 8e  |.v{R.W...&.x{...|
    00000070  d9 bb 78 00 0f b4 37 0f  a0 56 20 d2 78 1b 31 c0  |..x...7..V .x.1.|
    00000080  b1 06 89 3f 89 47 02 f3  64 a5 8a 0e 18 7c 88 4d  |...?.G..d....|.M|
    00000090  bc 50 50 50 50 cd 13 eb  4b f6 45 b4 7f 75 25 38  |.PPPP...K.E..u%8|
    000000a0  4d b8 74 20 66 3d 21 47  50 54 75 10 80 7d b8 ed  |M.t f=!GPTu..}..|
    000000b0  75 0a 66 ff 75 ec 66 ff  75 e8 eb 0f 51 51 66 ff  |u.f.u.f.u...QQf.|
    000000c0  75 bc eb 07 51 51 66 ff  36 1c 7c b4 08 cd 13 72  |u...QQf.6.|....r|
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    000000f0  72 10 81 fb 55 aa 75 0a  f6 c1 01 74 05 c6 06 32  |r...U.u....t...2|
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    00000170  c9 87 ca 66 f7 f7 66 3d  ff 03 00 00 77 17 c0 e4  |...f..f=....w...|
    00000180  06 41 08 e1 88 c5 88 d6  b8 01 02 e8 37 00 66 61  |.A..........7.fa|
    00000190  72 01 c3 e2 c9 31 f6 8e  d6 bc 6c 7b 8e de 66 8f  |r....1....l{..f.|
    000001a0  06 78 00 be cc 7d e8 09  00 31 c0 cd 16 cd 19 f4  |.x...}...1......|
    000001b0  eb fd 66 60 ac 20 c0 74  09 b4 0e bb 07 00 cd 10  |..f`. .t........|
    000001c0  eb f2 66 61 c3 8a 16 74  7b cd 13 c3 42 6f 6f 74  |..fa...t{...Boot|
    000001d0  20 65 72 72 6f 72 0d 0a  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  | error..........|
    000001e0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
    000001f0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa  |..............U.|
    00000200
    
    
    =======Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive==============
    
    sdc

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    Re: Windows 7 no longer boots after a repartition job.

    Is the host file program a SFS encryption=secure file system?
    Last edited by wilee-nilee; January 25th, 2011 at 08:18 PM.





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    Re: Windows 7 no longer boots after a repartition job.

    How could I tell?

    I haven't encrypted anything.

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    Re: Windows 7 no longer boots after a repartition job.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zanderist View Post
    How could I tell?

    I haven't encrypted anything.
    You mention a host file what does this mean?

    Your computer does not look like a factory install, no sda1, and other anomalies. Can you fully explain what you have done, did you resize the sda2 partition from the front? Did you remove any original Windows partitions?

    I wont be much help here, but am trying to get the information needed for a forum members who can.





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    Re: Windows 7 no longer boots after a repartition job.

    Quote Originally Posted by wilee-nilee View Post
    You mention a host file what does this mean?


    The host file within the file system of ubuntu.

    Your computer does not look like a factory install, no sda1, and other anomalies. Can you fully explain what you have done, did you resize the sda2 partition from the front? Did you remove any original Windows partitions?

    I wont be much help here, but am trying to get the information needed for a forum members who can.
    I didn't remove anything I just resized the original windows partition using windows disk utility.

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    Re: Windows 7 no longer boots after a repartition job.

    I resized the partition within windows, then I tried formatting the New Unallocated space in Gparted.

    This line from the bootscript pretty much identifies the problem.

    Code:
    sda2: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7
        Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sda2 starts 
                           at sector 409600. But according to the info from 
                           fdisk, sda2 starts at sector 2048. The info in boot 
                           sector on the starting sector of the MFT is wrong. 
                           According to the info in the boot sector, sda2 has 
                           722440191 sectors, but according to the info from 
                           fdisk, it has 407551 sectors.
        Operating System:  Windows 7
        Boot files/dirs:   /bootmgr /boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe 
                           /wubildr.mbr /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr /wubildr 
                           /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr /ubuntu/disks/root.disk 
                           /ubuntu/disks/swap.disk

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    Re: Windows 7 no longer boots after a repartition job.

    But you converted your basic windows partitions to SFS partitions which is a logical volume manager that is not compatible with anything but windows.

    /dev/sda2 * 2,048 409,599 407,552 42 SFS
    /dev/sda3 409,600 722,849,791 722,440,192 42 SFS


    Windows offically says to remove SFS you have to back everything up and erase drive. Then create new basic partitions and copy data back.

    Normal basic partitions we could use testdisk to recover a backup, do not know if it works with SFS or not. One user who only had one SFS partition said testdisk converted it.

    SFS converting:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...asic-disk.html
    You can use a third-party tool, such as Partition Wizard 4.2. to convert a convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk without having to delete or format them.
    The Partition Wizard software for Windows is supposed to be able to convert dynamic disks to regular partitions without data loss, so it may be what you need to get around this problem; however, I've never used it and so I can't be sure it will work.
    Dynamic volume is a Microsoft proprietary format developed together with Veritas (now acquired by Symantec)
    Used testdisk but see caveats in Post#7:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1669418
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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