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Old 01-16-2006, 10:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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http://thpc.info/dual/console.html

maybe something can help you in there
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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when you looked at the partition size.
1. did you use a 98 boot disk?
2. is your hard drive ntfs

98 boot disk cannot read ntfs hard drives properly.
it gives a messed up reading.

so...


for missing ntldr

find a computer w/xp

save to a floppy

ntldr
ntdetect
boot.ini

make sure the boot.ini is loading from the correct partition if there is a different set up on the computer you are getting the files from
example
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S

partionion(1) is the first partition and \windows is the folder where all windows files are stored

make sure your floppy is the first boot
insert floppy, it will run those files from the floppy and load up windows.

copy those files to the windows directory from the floppy.
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:36 AM   #13 (permalink)
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i can view the partition size when its hooked up to another computer as a slave the the c: drive is 10mb and does not contain the windows OS it seems the windows partition is lost becuase FIXBOOT created a new partition boot sector to the system partition. the drive should be 60GB in total. shared between the C: and D: drive, the D: drive is fine and shows 10GB and all the files properly.

Its a bit of a nightmare because im a bit scared to do anything with the drive encase data is overwirten.

Idealy if it was simple i would just need to recover the old partition.

is there a way to search for lost partitions?

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Thanks for the help all I have just got the data off with GetDataBack.

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did you reinstall yet?
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nah mate the drive had sector problems before anyway just going put a new drive in it.

Thanks for the help tho.

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