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Post by Rork » Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:15 am

Any one have any ideas on how to recover a partition(with out loosing data) on my HD that has XP loaded on it?

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Post by Grummun » Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:46 am

What's the filesystem, fat32 or NTFS? Linux can mount either, although I don't know how it would handle a 'crashed' (not cleanly-unmounted) filesystem, and it can only safely write to fat32. Maybe stick it in a linux machine (you can install that, right? :P ) and try to mount it read-only?

Tangent: Do hard drives even have 'read-only' jumpers anymore?

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:02 pm

Grummun wrote:Tangent: Do hard drives even have 'read-only' jumpers anymore?


read only jumpers... you still using mfm drives or something. :lol:

i think partion magic can fix it. dunno about now that symanteic bought it from powerquest.
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Post by boat » Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:22 pm

awrork... :roll: :P

i ran into the same thing a lil while back. i think what i ended up using/finding was a program called partition doctor. i think i had/tried another one too. i have the info at home, so for a definite answer, will have to wait til later :roll: :P but whicher one i ended up using, it worked :ohyeah: :D (i think the determining factor was sata support, cause it was a sata drive that got hosed :? )

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Post by Grummun » Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:00 pm

[NME]T-Bone wrote:
Grummun wrote:Tangent: Do hard drives even have 'read-only' jumpers anymore?


read only jumpers... you still using mfm drives or something. :lol:

i think partion magic can fix it. dunno about now that symanteic bought it from powerquest.


Errr your partition table is hosed up? I misunderstood the assignment... :cry:

Along the same lines, say I had a hard drive that was on the way out, and that hard drive had a Windows XP FAT32 filesystem on it... if I took another hard drive, created a FAT32 partition that was at least as large as the other, mounted both under Linux, and did a wholesale copy (or cpio, or sumthin) from the one to the other, do I have any hope that the new Windows partition will boot (assuming I install a suitable boot loader in the boot sector of the new hard drive)?

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:01 pm

if ya imaged the drive with dd in linux it might work. of course, if it's fat32 then a format /mbr might even fix it. i think thats the command anyhow. it's been a while. the /mbr is repair master boot record.
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Post by boat » Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:36 pm

yeah, im pretty sure i used partition doctor before...sata, ntfs, and all...der...

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Post by Grummun » Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:40 am

[NME]T-Bone wrote:if ya imaged the drive with dd in linux it might work. of course, if it's fat32 then a format /mbr might even fix it. i think thats the command anyhow. it's been a while. the /mbr is repair master boot record.


I think the drive is physically failing; seems to be related to heat (boot and runs okay when cold, starts to throw errors after it warms up; won't reboot when it's still hot, makes clicking noises when it's not working). :(

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Post by Rork » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:21 am

thanks yall, I'll try that out boat and letchas know how it turns out... :-?
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Post by Dictator » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:22 am

Grummun wrote:What's the filesystem, fat32 or NTFS? Linux can mount either, although I don't know how it would handle a 'crashed' (not cleanly-unmounted) filesystem, and it can only safely write to fat32. Maybe stick it in a linux machine (you can install that, right? :P ) and try to mount it read-only?

Why stick it in a linux machine when you can use knoppix or damn small linux to boot? :roll: :P

For rork, I don't think using linux is a good solution for somebody who's new to linux. Try boat's suggestion, partition doctor if you have it.
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Post by Rork » Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:24 am

Rork wrote:thanks yall, I'll try that out boat and letchas know how it turns out... :-?


:o :oops: :-? :(
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:18 pm

Does this have anything to do with that twin wan router? :lol:
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Post by boat » Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:22 pm

Rork wrote:
Rork wrote:thanks yall, I'll try that out boat and letchas know how it turns out... :-?


:o :oops: :-? :(


...is that good or bad...? :roll: :drinking: :lol: :P

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Post by Rork » Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:14 pm

[NME]T-Bone wrote:Does this have anything to do with that twin wan router? :lol:


i still havent gotten that thing to werk :oops: , i just dont know how to set it up :-? :roll:
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Post by Rork » Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:15 pm

boat wrote:
Rork wrote:
Rork wrote:thanks yall, I'll try that out boat and letchas know how it turns out... :-?


:o :oops: :-? :(


...is that good or bad...? :roll: :drinking: :lol: :P


oh so bad....... :-? :o
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