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    Question I messed up my laptop while trying to dual boot linux mint, need help

    I did stuff with partitions and bios settings of which I didn't know anything about and now I'm stuck.

    My laptop only boots to BIOS now, and all I can do is boot Linux Mint from USB.

    I think all of this happened after I did the command ' dmraid -rE '

    If I open GParted I get the following error message: Invalid argument during seek for read on /dev/sda --> ignore
    The backup GPT table is corrupt, but the primary appears OK, so that will be used.

    If I check my SSD with the windows install, it shows 'unallocated'
    (Sidenote: it also shows my SSD as 2 devices, sda and sdb, both 'unallocated')

    If I check my HDD, sdc, it shows me 4 partitions:
    sdc1 - ntfs - Data - msftdata
    sdc2 - ntfs - BIOS_RVY - hidden, diag
    sdc3 - linux-swap
    sdc4 - ext4

    I really don't know what to do and what direction to look at since Ive already tried everything I found but at this point I think Its better if I don't touch it anymore.

    Can anyone help me making me able to boot windows again?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Trusted Penguin Irithori's Avatar
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    Seems you erased the gpt.
    You might or might not be able to restore it from its on disk backup with gdisk

    Personally, I wouldnt bother. There is a chance, but this takes a lot of time for reverse engineering.
    Instead reinstall windows/mint, then restore the data from backup.
    Last edited by Irithori; 02-20-2018 at 09:13 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmeddssaad View Post
    Sure hope u used gparted to make room for your new system or or else you may as well kiss it goodbye¡

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