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Posted · Original PosterOP

So basically, I was trying to extend my local drive C storage by installing MiniTool Partition Wizard and because I'm of curious nature, I click everything I see even if it specifically warns me not to, long story short I activated something that I shouldn't have and now when I try to boot up windows it says: "An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system. 

Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart", and I tried everything and it didn't work.

I don't know what specs to put here so heres everything I can get from the BIOS:

SATA Port 1: Hitachi HTS547 and more numbers that I don't know if I should include.

SATA Port 2: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208BB

CPU Vendor: Intel (R)

CPU Type: Core (TM) i5 - 3210M CPU (old i know)

CPU Speed: 2.50 GHz

CPU VT: Supported

Memory: 4096mb, only slot 2 installed.

BIOS version: P04RAC

MICOM version: P04RAC

here are some photos that I took of the "boot" menu: 

 

Also some keys on my keyboard don't work: most important are : f4 to f8 and f11 +  f12.

I also don't wanna reset my HDD, because it has a lot of my childhood photos and I wouldn't like to delete them.

I tried booting from a USB but for some reason the USB does not show up / work.

I can only switch from UEFI and Legacy to only legacy and I already tried both with no success

 

Thanks for taking your time reading my post and I wish you might have a response to me ASAP as I have online lessons tommorow

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Buy another drive, install OS to that and swear never do anything like that to a boot drive when it's holding the OS


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

Buy another drive, install OS to that and swear never do anything like that to a boot drive when it's holding the OS

If thats the only way I could restore it I will, but first I need to clear up if theres any possibility that I could restore it, I have seen certain tutorials on youtube saying I need to boot windows on a usb and then disactivate the thing I did using cmd, but I'm not sure how I could do that if my usb isn't showing up.

 

Thanks for the reply anyways.

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So you probably nuked the boot partition, and maybe all the other partitions too.

 

If you happen to have another computer you can attach that drive to it and pull out any files you need, and possibly use a data recovery tool if you nuked the partition for your files too, before reinstalling Windows. If you don't you'll either need to get a new drive to boot to or you might be able to repair it by following the steps here: http://woshub.com/how-to-repair-deleted-efi-partition-in-windows-7/

 

Just be wary that if you go off the rails like you did with MiniTool Partition Wizard you'll lose your data even harder than you have now.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I might be spewing out gibberish but here is what I think I did: I activated another drive as the drive that had the operating system?

I think it was defaultly d: drive but i changed it to c : which is the drive that has my Windows file as the warning said that the drive needed to have that in order to work, so i don't know why it doesn't work..? (if this is all nonsense please ignore)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, BobVonBob said:

So you probably nuked the boot partition, and maybe all the other partitions too.

 

If you happen to have another computer you can attach that drive to it and pull out any files you need, and possibly use a data recovery tool if you nuked the partition for your files too, before reinstalling Windows. If you don't you'll either need to get a new drive to boot to or you might be able to repair it by following the steps here: http://woshub.com/how-to-repair-deleted-efi-partition-in-windows-7/

 

Just be wary that if you go off the rails like you did with MiniTool Partition Wizard you'll lose your data even harder than you have now.

I would try to do that but my USB doesn't seem to be showing up / booting up windows..? I tried changing the boot priority and fiddling around with the BIOS, but it still didn't seem to work..

 

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5 hours ago, Hosp said:

I am 100% sure it didn't, if it did is there any way I can check if it actually did die?

To check if it actually died, you will need to try to install an operating system like Windows or Ubuntu (or whatever version of Linux you want). Under Custom install for windows, if your drive shows up, its fine. If it doesn't, its dead

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 hours ago, MrPenguinPants9 said:

To check if it actually died, you will need to try to install an operating system like Windows or Ubuntu (or whatever version of Linux you want). Under Custom install for windows, if your drive shows up, its fine. If it doesn't, its dead

I tried my drive on another laptop, ended up installing another os there and then inserted it in my "old" laptop

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