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cyberdyne

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Hi all,
I have done a silly thing. I had two partitions on my laptop. One was my main 60+GB NTFS Vista partition and the other was a 10GB FAT recovery partition created by the manufacturer. The recovery partition was at the beginning of the drive and the Vista after it. I needed to gain some extra space so using Easeus partition manager I deleted the recovery partition - as I could never see myself needing it since the laptop is approx. 6 years old - and attempted to resize the Vista partition to use up all of the available HDD space including that gained by deleting the recovery partition. Easeus said I needed to reboot, which I did, but for some reason didn't run itself after the reboot. I'm assuming I deleted the MBR as it will no longer boot.

I inserted a Vista recovery disc and first tried to use Startup Repair, which didn't work and then used a command prompt to fixmbr but it still does not boot. I now receive an error message at boot saying 'autochk program not found - skipping AUTOCHECK' and after 10 seconds or so it blue screens.

I'd greatly appreciate any help in getting this running.
Many thanks in advance.

Acer Aspire 9300
Win Vista Home Premium SP2
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cyberdyne

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Can be closed.
Al sorted.
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rshaffer61

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Congratulations. :D for a successful resolution for your issue.


Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :D :D

Can you tell what the resolution was as it may help someone else later with the same problem.
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cyberdyne

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Sure, I removed the hard drive from the laptop and connected it to another laptop using a SATA to USB cable. I then use Easeus Partition Master (again) to resize the Vista OS partition to include the space at the front of the drive which was now showing as unallocated. I then used the Vista recovery disc to once again fix the MBR with "Bootrec /fixmbr". Once this was done, the MBR found the OS and booted first time.
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