lost partition on XP

  wobbler 18:29 08 Jul 2005

y PC, running XP, just died. Chkdsk says unrecoverable disk error and when I boot from my XP CD, the partition is shown as unknown. Is there any way I can save my data or repair the partition?

  woodchip 18:33 08 Jul 2005

You could try starting with XP disc and run recover console Fix /MBR

  wobbler 18:59 08 Jul 2005

still same problem after running FIXMBR.

  Dorsai 19:05 08 Jul 2005

Has the PC been making any unusual clicking noises recently.

Ditto, have programs been taking longer to open?

Have you recently moved/banged into it?

Power cuts? Lightning?

Anything out of the ordinary, regarding the PC, or the electric?

  wobbler 19:07 08 Jul 2005

NOTHING UNUSUAL AND no detioration in performance

  woodchip 19:11 08 Jul 2005

Download Seatools from click here put floppy in comp double click download, after it creates disc restart with disc in comp and check drive

  wobbler 19:22 08 Jul 2005

Downloaded that but when I double click it tries to burn an ISO DVD!! What am I doing wrong?

  woodchip 19:24 08 Jul 2005

It should work with a floppy disc. check to see if there is a readme file in it

  woodchip 19:29 08 Jul 2005

Read this middle one click here

  wobbler 19:46 08 Jul 2005

I was downloading the CD version. When I downloaded the floppy version and ran the tests the results indicated a file system errors that the test procedure was unable to fix, getting a little closer but any suggestions as to what to do next?

  woodchip 19:52 08 Jul 2005

As you are XP it's more difficult than 98 to repair. I am not full sure but you need full XP disc start with disc choose install the press R. As far as I know to repair XP. This is why I use a Image program . Acronis True Image so I can put the working system back in just a few minutes

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