Win7 won't boot after installing non-compatible partition magic (I know....)

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by sqzdog, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. sqzdog

    sqzdog New Member

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    I wanted to resize the partitions on an external hard drive, so I installed Partition magic 8 on my brand new Windows 7 machine. I have used PM on XP and just wasn't thinking when I installed it that it wasn't compatible. Now my computer won't boot. I can't roll back to a previous time because I get an error there too.

    I am trying to figure out what PM altered to cause this. I am dreading reinstalling the OS so I want to exhaust all other possibilities. Anyone familiar with PM know what caused this?
     
  2. ZAGGIT

    ZAGGIT New Member

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    Have you attempted to boot to safe mode and restore from there?
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I would start off with a startup repair.

    Did you actually run the software?
     
  4. sqzdog

    sqzdog New Member

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    yeah, nothing worked. I really f-d it up. I ended up reformatting/reinstalling windows 7. Luckily a back up had just run over night so I didn't really lose much.

    Thanks for all of the advice.
     

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