Vista in Unallocated Partition

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by outbackpaul, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. outbackpaul

    outbackpaul Guest

    I was attempting to dual boot XP with Vista installed first on a laptop
    I used Partition Manager 9 and was trying to delete a partition. Whil
    it was working Vista went into standby. Well, I couldn't get it out o
    standby so I did a hard stop. Now the only partition that shows up i
    the recovery partition. I can view the structure when I take that lapto
    drive out and hook it up on my XP computer and the partition that I nee
    is saying that it's "unallocated" I've tried so many things like th
    repair tool that came on the Vista disc and the instructions located a
    On that website I cannot perform the function of rebuilding th
    BCD(whatever that is)

    I have used the bootrec.exe tool on the Vista disc but it's not findin
    any windows installations

    I have attached a screenshot of what the disk looks like

    I need help. Where do I go from here

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    outbackpaul, Nov 24, 2008
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  2. outbackpaul

    Mick Murphy Guest

    If you were trying to dual XP and Vista, you shrink the Vista Partition, not
    delete it..
    You were trying to delete a partition.
    Unallocated space means exactly what it says; there is nothing there.
    Mick Murphy, Nov 24, 2008
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  3. outbackpaul

    Randall Guest

    Looks like you managed to delete your system partition.


    It's time to put your recovery disc in (you DID make one, right?) and
    let it put things back together when you boot to it.

    OR... if you still get a message after POST telling you how to enter
    the recovery console, do that.
    Randall, Nov 24, 2008
  4. outbackpaul

    outbackpaul Guest

    I was able to bring that partition back to life using TestDisk.
    Everything is good now.
    outbackpaul, Nov 25, 2008
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