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I was using win8.1 professional.. I was trying to
Expand my c drive using minitool wizard merge function
All went good and it asked to reboot the system to
Complete the process..... After rebooting minitool wizard
Took around 20 minutes to merge my c drive with another
Drive (e) in my system...
Again system reboot...
And now I am stuck at pre bios.. Message.. Saying press
F10 to enter in bios f11 system repair...
I tried them all pressed those keys but nothing happens
It stuck at pre bios displaying just compaq..
When I remove the hard disk.. I am able to get into bios
I removed the cmos battery.. Installed it back
But the same problem continues..... Same pre bios screen with
Compaq.. And press f10 for bios setup and f11
When I remove the the hard disk.. Only then I am able to
Get into bios.. When hard disk is connected system stuck
at pre bios... Help plzzz
also tried to reinstall os from usb but system only boots after i remove hard disk
and then it is unable to install os as there is no hard disk :s :s
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You can't be executing a Merge command when all you wanted for - was merely to expand (Extend) the C:\ partition. Not to forget the system volume contains your boot files.

Try to restore your MBR with a BootCD - maybe Hiren's BootCD fortifies by Proteus (my personal poison would be something standalone to which you're familiar with) . . . . . . . . I'd exercise the Acronis Disk Director option to limp back.

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the major problem is that when i connect hard disk to laptop it doesnot boot anything ..nor usb...

and when i connect it to different pc as usb it doesnot show up there also...and when i connect it as slave to different pc it doesnot let that pc boot up :wtf:

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I am not sure whether this fix is gonna work in your particular scenario 0r not but you can try this!

To accomplish the fix, First you need to have a working Windows 8.1 device which is required to create a Recovery Disk using USB flash drive.
To create a recovery disk, Open the Search charm on the working device, type “create a recovery drive,” launch the wizard and follow the provided steps to complete the process.
The Recovery Drive Creator will wipe the usb key, and create a bootable partition with the Recovery tools installed. Once the wizard is complete, remove the usb key.
Plug in the USB recovery disk to the affected system and restart the device, hit ESC or F9 0r the designated key according to your system specifications during the booting process to select the boot drive.
Hit Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt.
In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and hit the Enter key:
bootrec /fixmbr

In case the process completed successfully, you should see a messaging reading “The operation completed successfully.”

Reboot the device, remove the USB recovery drive, and try to boot into Windows 8.1 once again.
PS. You can also execute following commands! (one by one)
bootrec /fixboot   (If MBR is having problem or Missing)bootrec /rebuild   (if MBR is Compressed or unable to repair)

Edit Note : Forgot Something Important!

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I am not sure whether this fix is gonna work in your particular scenario 0r not but you can try this!

To accomplish the fix, First you need to have a working Windows 8.1 device which is required to create a Recovery Disk using USB flash drive.
To create a recovery disk, Open the Search charm on the working device, type “create a recovery drive,” launch the wizard and follow the provided steps to complete the process.
The Recovery Drive Creator will wipe the usb key, and create a bootable partition with the Recovery tools installed. Once the wizard is complete, remove the usb key.
Plug in the USB recovery disk to the affected system and restart the device, hit ESC or F9 0r the designated key according to your system specifications during the booting process to select the boot drive.
Hit Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt.
In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and hit the Enter key:
bootrec /fixmbr

In case the process completed successfully, you should see a messaging reading “The operation completed successfully.”

Reboot the device, remove the USB recovery drive, and try to boot into Windows 8.1 once again.
PS. You can also execute following commands! (one by one)
bootrec /fixboot   (If MBR is having problem or Missing)bootrec /rebuild   (if MBR is Compressed or unable to repair)

Edit Note : Forgot Something Important!

sir ..problem arises as when i connect my drive to anything whether its my laptop or any other pc ..it wont let that pc or laptop to boot anything .neither usb nor harddisk....

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01.) Disconnect HDD

02.) Get into the BIOS

03.) Switch your SATA mode from AHCI to IDE

04.) Connect your HDD

05.) Reboot

Check whether you're now able to get into your system.

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I will give you a simple suggestion connect your Hdd to another computer (friends or in second computer) and format the c drive (windows installation drive) and keep the partition unallocated.

that will solve the problem 100 %

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I will give you a simple suggestion connect your Hdd to another computer (friends or in second computer) and format the c drive (windows installation drive) and keep the partition unallocated.

that will solve the problem 100 %

OP has already answered that, the said workaround by you is not working. either the drive is not getting recognized 0r system is getting freezed ! see post #5 :huh:

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friends ...

1. when i connect my hdd to any other pc as slave...it wont let that pc to boot up.... :s

2.when i try to install fresh os on hdd from my laptop ..it doen't cross the pre bios screen ...same when connected to other pc... :s

3.only good thing happening is when i connect my hdd to any pc as master it boots up till win8 logo and then it stucks there.. :rolleyes:

4. when i connect my hdd to any other pc and tries to boot from usb( like activeboot ) ..it wont let that thing to boot :o

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01.) Disconnect HDD

02.) Get into the BIOS

03.) Switch your SATA mode from AHCI to IDE

04.) Connect your HDD

05.) Reboot

Check whether you're now able to get into your system.

sir ,, i am unable to find this setting in my laptop bios...

compaq presario c700 :s :s

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I will give you a simple suggestion connect your Hdd to another computer (friends or in second computer) and format the c drive (windows installation drive) and keep the partition unallocated.

that will solve the problem 100 %

OP has already answered that, the said workaround by you is not working. either the drive is not getting recognized 0r system is getting freezed ! see post #5 :huh:

friends ...

1. when i connect my hdd to any other pc as slave...it wont let that pc to boot up.... :s

2.when i try to install fresh os on hdd from my laptop ..it doen't cross the pre bios screen ...same when connected to other pc... :s

3.only good thing happening is when i connect my hdd to any pc as master it boots up till win8 logo and then it stucks there.. :rolleyes:

4. when i connect my hdd to any other pc and tries to boot from usb( like activeboot ) ..it wont let that thing to boot :o

just format the c drive (windows installation drive) by minitool or any other ... and keep the partition unallocated it will solve the problem just try it . after connecting to your pc boot/install windows again

use HDD = master (not slave)

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01.) Disconnect HDD

02.) Get into the BIOS

03.) Switch your SATA mode from AHCI to IDE

04.) Connect your HDD

05.) Reboot

Check whether you're now able to get into your system.

sir ,, i am unable to find this setting in my laptop bios...

compaq presario c700 :s :s

Try to watch this little movie - your moment of truth arrives after the interval (if you're using this at your friends home - be sure to steal his popcorn, when the lights go off.):--

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Sir asio how will I use minitool when I am unable to either boot from it ..nor able to connect it as slave...when I connectit as master..it hangs at win8 logo ..

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Sir asio how will I use minitool when I am unable to either boot from it ..nor able to connect it as slave...when I connectit as master..it hangs at win8 logo ..

if it hangs at logo then minitool will work before booting win8 ... use minitool boot cd http://www.nsaneforums.com/topic/200150-minitool-partition-wizard-professional-edition-811/

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I gonna try this sata to ide method on a pc and report what happens

I think this doesn't helps in your case .. your Boot partition is corrupted

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Asio ...when I connect the HDD as master to another pc it boots up to windows logo...but when I try to boot the same machine with USB(like activeBoot or Windows bootable usb) with HDD connected ..the machine doesn't boots up...will minitool work in this situation I will try...and report to you sir...

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Maybe you're experiencing a physical failure.

Your HDD is not even recognised in USB mode, so its not a problem of corrupt partition table.

You can give HDD Regenerator a try. If it fails too, put the HDD in a freezer (no not kidding).

Put the HDD in a sealed plastic bag to avoid condensation. Then, put it in a freezer and leave it for several hours, maybe even overnight. Next, pull the drive out of the freezer and hook it up to a computer. If this works, you should be able to copying the files off immediately. Act quickly though because you may only have a few minutes to retrieve your files before the drive starts failing again.

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Maybe you're experiencing a physical failure.

Your HDD is not even recognised in USB mode, so its not a problem of corrupt partition table.

You can give HDD Regenerator a try. If it fails too, put the HDD in a freezer (no not kidding).

Put the HDD in a sealed plastic bag to avoid condensation. Then, put it in a freezer and leave it for several hours, maybe even overnight. Next, pull the drive out of the freezer and hook it up to a computer. If this works, you should be able to copying the files off immediately. Act quickly though because you may only have a few minutes to retrieve your files before the drive starts failing again.

when i connect it as master to any pc ..it boots till window logo ...is it a physical failure,,, :s

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Alright, lets do a recap....

  1. You can't boot into your windows on that HDD
  2. Using it as slave makes the pc unbootable
  3. You can't reinstall windows on the HDD

Now tell me...

  1. Did you check if your installation media (Windows disc/usb) is bootable ?
  2. Does the HDD show up at Disk Management when using the HDD as an external usb drive after booting into a different system ?
  3. Did you try pressing F1 key while booting up the laptop. Some Asus laptops have this strange problem. One has to press F1 to boot into windows or they're stuck at Asus logo.
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Alright, lets do a recap....

  1. You can't boot into your windows on that HDD
  2. Using it as slave makes the pc unbootable
  3. You can't reinstall windows on the HDD

Now tell me...

  1. Did you check if your installation media (Windows disc/usb) is bootable ?
  2. Does the HDD show up at Disk Management when using the HDD as an external usb drive after booting into a different system ?
  3. Did you try pressing F1 key while booting up the laptop. Some Asus laptops have this strange problem. One has to press F1 to boot into windows or they're stuck at Asus logo.

answers 1.i checked its bootable

2. nopes it doesnot show anywhere not even in disk managment

3. mine is compaq presario c700

but one good news i tried the minitool bootable usb with my hdd connected to a different laptop and ..it recognised my drive and i formatted my os partition

but the problem continues when i connect my hdd again to my laptop it stucks at pre boot screen.....

thanks for ur support ..highly appericiated ...and i will try to again use minitool bootable wizard ..and try to recover my data and report back soon............ :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Ok, I expect the reason is that your HD is setup as a primary partition, so when you put it into another PC, it's looking to try and find the bootloader on that HD.

I think the easiest option here, is to put your HD in another PC (using a USB dock), use a decent partition tool, delete the partitions and then create a whole new partition, and finally re-install on the new HD.

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