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uday_vista

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Hi Geeks,

I am having Vista installed on C: drive which was 230GB and I wanted to make partition of it. As the drive was primary n boot,system was not allowing to partition. I used Partition Magic s/w to convert the drive to logical because my friends told that I can partition only logical drives. The s/w restarted the PC to make changes and problem started.

I got error as No Boot devices found. Then I tried to re-install vista on C:\ size 230GB (now logical) but I got error as drive is not suitable to install OS. Then I tried to change the drive to dynamic through DISKPART utility of vista and then my hard disk vanished.

I am not able to see any drives that I had...No data...No OS...nothing.

I am totally blank as I have lost my data...Please please give me some help for this...I am really frustrated.

- Uday
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Neil Jones

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Um, Windows MUST be on a primary partition to be bootable, not a logical one.
Boot back off the Vista DVD again and you'll have an option to remove all the partitions and the drives. Remove everything and let Windows sort it out.
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When I insert Vista dvd for a fresh install of OS,I am not getting any drive in the listing where we choose the partition to install OS upon..

It shows as if no Hard disk is there..
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