Published on September 17, 2012 By BoXXi In Personal Computing

Hi guys..... A couple of days ago, Windows had a complete mental breakdown. Blue screen of death, wouldn't start etc....... 

I managed to rescue it via Windows repair after a LOT of messing around, and although it is up and running and I didn't lose anything, there is just one thing that is really annoying me and I would like to know if it can be remedied.

Windows Repair created a new partition on my SSD, I'm assuming it did that to effect the repair. It's just a 100Mb partition as can be seen below....

The problem is, when I boot the computer, I'm presented with TWO options now. Start Windows 7 or Start Windows 7 (recovered). 

Obviously, this isn't ideal, and I would like to know if there is any way that I can put the contents of Drive (F:) back into Local Disk (C:) and get rid of that partition? I'm guessing that if I could do that, I wouldn't be presented with the start up options at boot. If anyone has come across this before and managed to fix it, I would be grateful of some advice!!

Thank you in advance.......... Bry.

 


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on Sep 17, 2012

Bry, sorry for your troubles. I think maybe you should pm yrag and get the dump from that BSOD event ready for him. You could retrieve the main error's code and post them.

Usually they are hardware or driver related. If you haven't acquired new hardware for your system, and installed it, and if your drivers are recent...you need to look at your temperatures...

Here's some basic help in understanding the Stop Codes:

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/tp/stop_error_list.htm

 

Maybe if you tell us what you were doing at or about the time this occurred it might help...

on Sep 17, 2012

Temperatures are fine Seth....... monitored with CoreTemp.

I don't think the causes are relevant now, it happened, it's fixed, but if possible I would like to return it to it's former boot status.

on Sep 17, 2012

I can't blame you... what's in Partition F?

Did you run a chkdsk /f /r ?

on Sep 17, 2012

on Sep 17, 2012

OK.... I would suggest running  chkdsk /f /r  as "Administrator" from the cmd to repair whatever went wrong the first time. If it's successful, I'm not sure Partition F is necessary.

Have you pm'd yrag?

on Sep 17, 2012

F: if you delete the bootloader you will have to restore it somehwre else...
´the 100mb partition is normal if you have an HDD installed and your SSD as a primary device windows will automatically make that partition.
Installing windows without an HDD attached will save you from having a 100mb extra partition but its really does not matter no speed loss in having it.
However ... to your dual boot problem... press Start now type "msconfig" now press the tab "start" and delete the wrong one
I wont tell you to delete that 100mb partition if the MBR is written on it you might be sorry 

on Sep 17, 2012

Roloccolor
I wont tell you to delete that 100mb partition if the MBR is written on it you might be sorry 

Which is why I suggested doing the  chkdsk /f /r .  

on Sep 17, 2012

i know Doc.Just wanted to point out that there is no need to deleting it however its always good to run checkdisk once a while...

on Sep 17, 2012

Hi Rolo Thank you!! That was exactly the information I needed! All is good now in BoXXiWorld.....

Thanks for the help guys....... appreciate it.

on Sep 17, 2012

NP your welcome 

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