I was looking through the utilities folder on norton ghost9, there was a prog called Pqboot32.exe so i double clicked and it brought up a dos type window asking which partition to boot so i chose my C: drive (winxp)
the computer rebooted and on checking i found my E: drive had vanished, so i thought i would just go back in and reverse the change, what a mistake.....i chose E: this time and now both drive C: and E: have dissapeared. (i dont have drive D: as it was a sata drive that died last week.)
on trying to check with a win98 startup floppy, drive c is missing as is dive E both giving the message
invalid drive specifications
through fdisk i can see the partitions but they are
31448mb NON - DOS
and 18112 EXT DOS
i have mandrake linux as a dual boot system.
can anyone make sense of what has happened to my computer (i know it was my fault but how do i get it back)
the only thing i can do in fdisk is to create a new partition but this would destroy all my data.
is there a simple (or not so simple) way to recover from this?
A search on the web indicates it is something to do with Partitioning your hard drive. You will find it in programs like partition magic. You may need a similar program to get your hard drive back to a working state. As it is late you may have to Waite later today for an answer.