The computer starts to boot from the hard drive, gets as far as the desktop, with no mouse and then stops. Sometimes it displays scandisk but just freezes. When trying to run scandisk from DOS it reports it cannot read the file allocation table. I have tried setting it as slave on another PC, which means I can get into one of the partitions, but when I try to access the second an error appears 'Incorrect Parameters' and properties shows it has 0 bytes capacity and 0 bytes used in RAW format. There is important data on the partition I cannot get into, does nay one know of a way to access it, or at least get the data from it? Thanks.
It seems a bit strange as when using the boot disk for the first time I could access the CD drive but I didn't really try to find the partitions. I tried scandisk /all and it started on c: and came back with the FAT error. The second time I used the boot disk I couldn't even access the CD drive, after this I gave up and moved the hard drive to the other PC where I can see both partitions within XP, but only access one.