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    HELP! NTFS partition screwed.

    So I was merrily resizing my main NTFS partition to split it into two when Partition Magic died on me. I'm left with a system that starts to boot then blue screens part way through so there's definitely data there but I can't do a repair because the Windows install disk says the partition is empty (I'm guessing the partition table is buggered).

    I'm posting this from Knoppix which also fails to mount the partition...

    knoppix@0[mnt]$ mount /mnt/hda2
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda2,
    missing codepage or other error
    In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
    dmesg | tail

    dmesg output is...

    NTFS-fs error (device hda2): load_system_files(): Failed to load $Bitmap.
    NTFS-fs error (device hda2): ntfs_fill_super(): Failed to load system files.

    Personally I think I'm screwed, if anyone else has any ideas that might help me access the data to copy it off then I'd be exceptionally grateful.

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    • Tosk's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H
      • CPU:
      • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4850e
      • Memory:
      • 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS2
      • Storage:
      • 2 x Western Digital 640GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 256MB Sapphire HD2400XT
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Liberty 500W ATX2.2 Modular
      • Case:
      • SilverSone Sugo SG01 Evo
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x 22" LG L227WT
      • Internet:
      • Sky Max
    hmm u can sort it but u will lose all your data. what u gotta do is use a boot disk and go into fdisk then remove the partitions then make a new 1 or 2 if u like

    u can find boot disks from this site

    fdisk help on this page if u need it

    good luck
    Motto - "Vis unita fortior"

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    I called Splash and he pointed me in the direction of Hiren's Boot CD. One quick partition table bodge job later and Vista (installed on a second drive) can access the drive. Copying data off as we speak prior to a total rebuild.

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    Hooray for Hiren!

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