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Bad partion table

By dipokm ·
after updating norton 2003, i shut the computer down .
when i booted it, it started hanging in windows, i switched it off then back on. it then failed to get to windows. i started it with from a start up diskette, accessed c: & d: but could show the actual
contents. it was showing c;\raspore no drive c: & 'damage bad file allocation table on d:. on scandisk it said boot sector too full, move some files.

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by larryhyman In reply to Bad partion table

format the drive and start over, if the problem still persist after you format it... replace it

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by dipokm In reply to Bad partion table

I am trying to keep some important information which is on the harddrive. I want a solution other than formatting the harddrive.

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by CG IT In reply to Bad partion table

Better if we knew which windows version you are running but,

If the drive if FAT you can boot from a W9X diskette and "try" a fdisk/mbr [try is the keyword]

If you have Norton Systemworks or Norton Utilities, you can boot from their CD and run Norton Disk Doctor [provided the drive are FAT].

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