somethings really messed up here.
I have a 750gb sata drive primary partition is 250 MB 2nd partition is the rest.
Windows 7 is installed on the primary partition.
I cant boot into windows it just sends me to the recovery environment.
When i get to the system recovery options screen no operating systems are listed.
I tried to go to load drivers and when i click on my computer the C drive is listed but with no usage stats
D drive is listed (371Gb of 454 Free) displayed,
I can browse the data on the d drive but cant access the c drive at all.
I dont think its a physical problem with the disk such as a hardware faliure as both partitions are on the same disk.
Everything had been working fine, last thing i tried to do before this mess was to try and install dot net 4 client, i couldnt install it kept getting errors i did a reboot and i am now in this mess.
i tried from the command prompt in the recovery console
BootCfg /scanOs and no installations of windows were found.
any ideas what i can do to get windows back running???
I'm going to run startup repair overnight, but to be honset i dont think this will do anything as in the select operating system dialog when you first enter the recovery tools no operating systems are displayed, i really dont want to have to reinstall windows again unless i can help it.
I just dont understand how the primary partition C drive can just stop working and the D partition be working ok???
From the command prompt i can
cd d: and browse
if i try
cd c: i get The parameter is incorrect...
Startup repair has the message
repairing disk errors this might take over an hour to complete
FIngers crossed this does the job, will see when i wake up tomorrow...
No joy 12 hrs later is stil attempting to fix disk errors on Operating system: Unknown on (Unknown) Local Disk
When i goto reinstall windows i get the screen where do you want to reinstall windows with Disk0 partition 1 total size 243.8gb Freespace 243.8 GB type System Disk 0 partition2: Data total size 154.5gb free space 371.0 GB Primary
So windows can see the c drive when it wants to do an install
It however just shows me the circle cursor indicating its "thinking" wont let me select anything, click drive options nada....