HELP! Partition is missing or damaged!
Posted 26 May 2003 - 08:53 AM
First I guess I should mention that I only have 1 45gb drive partitioned into 3 parts, 2 of the partitions are used for WinXP while the 3rd partition is used for linux.
I had only defragged one of the XP partition, the one where I keep ALL my data, that's when the OE error popped up cause that's where I store all my folders and accounts. I tried to defrag the main XP partition but it wouldn't let me. So I rebooted my pc to see if that would fix something up.
Well, it wouldn't boot. I tried everything and ended up using the cd and recovery console. I did a chkdsk and everything was fine, I did a deep scan and it was fine, but neither allowed me to boot up, so I ended up doing a repair just in case. That took a while but eventually it allowed me to boot up.
The problem now is that the Data partition is now completely EMPTY! It shows up as an unformatted partition! Is there any way to get this back????? HELP! This is my computer at work and I have TONS of important data on there! (I know I know...but I didn't feel like I needed to back up the data, my previous tactic was to keep all data on a seperate partition that way I can always re-format and re-install if XP ever screws up )
Posted 27 May 2003 - 06:05 AM
dunno if i'm doing it right, i just installed it and then went to the 'advanced recovery' and selected the damaged partition and clicked 'next', it started scanning the partition and it's finding files and directories so i'm sure i'm doing it right..but man, it looks like it'll be a while, 9-10 hrs to scan 9.5gb space.
well..if i'm not doing it right please let me know.
Posted 08 July 2003 - 09:18 AM
well..i decided to give active partition recovery a shot today which required me to boot from a 98 boot disk, here's the funny thing, under dos, my partition showed up! 8) all the files were there so i copied some of it over to a new partition and booted up windows and yup, files loaded up! so it's xp that's screwing it up.
now here's the dilema, if i use dos and xcopy the files over, all the filenames will be messed up since it doesn't support long file names..so what do you guys suggest? is there any way of copying the files while still keeping the long file names? ;(
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