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Old August 2nd 04, 11:53 PM
Wild Wind
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For the last two weeks or so Windows is yelling at me disk space is low.
To get rid of the message and to be sure I wouldn't receive it for a while I
wanted to increase the windows partition
and reduce another one.
Windows is the C partition, the other one a logical partition on an extended
partition, volume letter D.
(Volume E is another logical partition on the extended partition)

Using Partition magic to do the job, something went wrong.
Partition Magic gave an interrupting error message and made partition D a
PQRP partition.
I found out this is a Partition Magic Recoverable Partition.
According to messages on the Powerquest (nowadays Symantec) forum the
partition would be readable again
after changing the partition type back with PTedit, from 3C (PQRP) to 07
(NTFS)
Strange thing though: though nothing is wrong with partition E, it does have
partition type 05 instead of 07.

Anyway. I did just that, but unfortunately I still cannot read the contents.

I tried the 'Getmydataback' software, by Runtime, and could find all the
data.
Unfortunately, some estimated 30% - 40% of the files cannot be read.
Either something is wrong with the file header, or the file has been altered
in a strange way.
(jpeg images are partly grey, text files contain garbage, etc).

Findpart told me this:
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Findpart, version 4.45 - for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP.
Copyright Svend Olaf Mikkelsen, 1999-2004.

OS: Windows 5.1.2600

Disk: 1 Cylinders: 4865 Heads: 255 Sectors: 63 MB: 38162

-PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB -Start CHS- --End CHS-- BS CHS
0 - 0B 16065 1028160 502 1 0 1 64 254 63 B OK
0 - 07 1044225 13607055 6644 65 0 1 911 254 63 B OK
912 1 07 63 20482812 10001 912 1 1 2186*254 63 NB OK
912 2 05 20482875 43022070 21006 2187* 0 1 4864*254 63 912 OK
912 - 07 63 18442557 9005 912 1 1 2059 254 63 B OK
2187 1 07 63 43022007 21006 2187* 1 1 4864*254 63 OK OK

Partitions according to partition tables on first harddisk:

-PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB -Start CHS- --End CHS-- BS CHS
0 1 78 63 16002 7 0 1 1 0 254 63 OK
0 2 1B 16065 1028160 502 1 0 1 64 254 63 OK OK
0 3*07 1044225 13607055 6644 65 0 1 911 254 63 OK OK
0 4 0F 14651280 63504945 31008 912 0 1 4864*254 63 OK

912 1 07 63 20482812 10001 912 1 1 2186*254 63 NB OK
912 2 05 20482875 43022070 21006 2187* 0 1 4864*254 63 OK

2187 1 07 63 43022007 21006 2187* 1 1 4864*254 63 OK OK

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I'm not really sure what this all means.
I do wonder however, would it be possible to get my data back or copy it to
another harddrive?
What do I have to do to make the partition readable and get all of my files
back?
I have aborted each time windows wanted to check the disk, to avoid writing
commands to the failing partition.
I am stupid not to have backed up all my data, but was sensible enough to
backup at least some of it.
Losing data would hurt me much nevertheless.

Does my story sound familiar?
Can anyone help? What can I do?
I am pretty desperate, as I have a serious deadline ahead (marriage) and
cannot afford much time on the issue.

Please help.

Brow Nee


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Old August 3rd 04, 07:22 AM
Svend Olaf Mikkelsen
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On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 00:53:30 +0200, "Wild Wind"
wrote:

I found out this is a Partition Magic Recoverable Partition.
According to messages on the Powerquest (nowadays Symantec) forum the
partition would be readable again
after changing the partition type back with PTedit, from 3C (PQRP) to 07
(NTFS)


That will only work in a few cases, and it makes the risk of further
damage larger.

Findpart told me this:


I have aborted each time windows wanted to check the disk, to avoid writing
commands to the failing partition.


Good.

Please help.


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