Hardware Thread, IDE HDD boot sector failure in Technical; a member of staff had a HDD failure and a well meaning friend ran fixboot from the recovery console.
23rd November 2005, 10:48 AM #1
IDE HDD boot sector failure
a member of staff had a HDD failure and a well meaning friend ran fixboot from the recovery console.
They now have a c: partition but no data.
Anyone recommend a cheap/free product that could recover their data as they have no backup and so no work.
23rd November 2005, 11:03 AM #2
Re: IDE HDD boot sector failure
I'm guessing they had seperate data and system partitions?
Check what fdisk thinks is going on. If the 'data' partition is missing try recreating it.
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