Bootit cd boots but doesn't bring up program

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Brian K
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Re: Bootit cd boots but doesn't bring up program

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JoRene41,

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management as this will help us in giving further advice on managing your partitions.
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Re: Bootit cd boots but doesn't bring up program

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I've tried to submit a screenshot of my disk. Hope it works.
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Re: Bootit cd boots but doesn't bring up program

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There is also a partition before the first one that is a boot partition for the OS. (EUFI?)
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Re: Bootit cd boots but doesn't bring up program

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Thanks. At the top of Disk Management in the Volume column there is a (Disk 0 partition 1) entry. Go over to the Status column and expand the column if necessary. What is in the brackets following Healthy?
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Re: Bootit cd boots but doesn't bring up program

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Is this what you are looking for?
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Re: Bootit cd boots but doesn't bring up program

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That disk has over 4 visible primary partitions and an EFI System partition. It is a GPT disk and BING won't see any partitions.

The 842 MB partition is probably your "in use" Recovery partition and you can confirm this by opening an admin command prompt and entering...

reagentc /info

If it shows...
Windows RE location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition4\Recovery\WindowsRE
...which is the 842 MB partition then you can safely delete the last 2 partitions on the drive and make use of the new free space to resize C: or D: drive.
You will need BIU (or BIBM) to work on this drive.

There is another partition present, an MSR partition, which doesn't appear in Disk Management.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... partitions
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Re: Bootit cd boots but doesn't bring up program

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Yes, I can affirm that the last partition is the original os and can Be deleted. i can see that when I view my backed up driveS in IFW. I wasn’t sure about the tools partition; however, neither of them is extremely large. I’d still like to shrink the data drive and add it to the main drive. will I be able to do that with one of the newer boot it programs? Can it move the 842 MB partition?
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Re: Bootit cd boots but doesn't bring up program

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JoRene41 wrote:
> I’d still like to shrink the data drive and add it to the main
> drive. will I be able to do that with one of the newer boot it programs?
> Can it move the 842 MB partition?

Yes to all. Easy. You can ask for assistance when you are ready.
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Re: Bootit cd boots but doesn't bring up program

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I downloaded the trial version of BIU, but after reading all the warnings and things that could go wrong, I am afraid to use it. It appears my Dell computer has a bios that gives lots of people trouble even trying to boot various flash drives. Do things usually go smoothly? Again, I so appreciate the time you've taken to try to help.
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Re: Bootit cd boots but doesn't bring up program

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Try this. Make a BIU CD and a USB flash drive. Boot each but don't install BIU. Just use Maintenance Mode.
Let us know if each boots OK.
There is no reason that just booting BIU will make any negative changes to your computer.

You should have CSM disabled (legacy) and Secure Boot enabled in your UEFI BIOS.
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