Disk Partition Size discrepancy?Locked
Two years ago I had a problem with the boot disk of one of my computers.
I was able to salvage my data by booting from a Knoppix 4.1 CD. After that, I reinstalled XP, formatting the disk in the process.
A few months ago the same problem occured. My computer would not boot; it kept rebooting over and over again. I was again able to salvage my data using Knoppix 4.1.
I subsequently booted from my Windows installation disk and ran chkdsk – bad idea; after it stopped I could not even see the disk in that mode. Knoppix 4.1 still allowed me to see and copy contents to a network share. Ubuntu, on the other hand, reported a problem with the file system.
I then decided to run SinRite on that computer. It refused to do anything because it detected a difference in the size of the partition reported by the file system versus the one reported by the BIOS or BIOS extensions.
Again, I reformattted the disk from the Windows Installation disk and reinstalled Windows but SpinRite still reports the discrepancy.
Any suggestion to sofve the problem (other than replacing the disk) would be appreciated.