You can try to use the Fix Boot Sector command to replace the Primary Boot Sector with its Copy or vice versa , or you can replace both of them from the set of templates typical boot sector. I fear that you are going to do something that will make the data difficult or impossible to recover. Entirely up to you and what you find more convenient. Barry: To see the partition table you have to select an entire disk. Barry: Your choice, but modifying the ending sector of a partition should not affect booting. I can save files and repoen the same without any issues.
I am not positive but I think some disks were missing again? Basically the partition table is damaged critically and can't access the data. Ah, sorry that I misinterpreted what was going on. Is there any other info that could be useful? Fixing the corrupt master file table seems like the only way to get everything back as is before he comes over. Partition Boot Sector is damaged The Partition Boot Sector contains information, which the file system uses to access the volume. Do you want to format it now? Without it the partition can not be accessed.
Yes that i think that happened. Goodbye to Windows image backup!?! However with drives getting bigger and a full chkdsk taking significantly longer, it's not something I do as much as I used to. If you do not know what file name to input, follow the file name that is suggested: Bootable partition: io. This is the only thing that scares me. Keep in mind that the two displays differ by 1 since the P-Table starts counting from sector 0 in other words, the first sector on the disk is called sector 0 instead of sector 1.
All formatted in December after having issues unrelated to current issue. Side note: Laptop hard drives are rugged little buggers. Quieter means one of two things. The other reason I suggest it before formatting away, if the drive has bad sectors on it, it has been my experience that once bad sectors start showing up, they usually end up growing over time. The number of sectors entry is shown as 250059376 whereas the value shown in the partition boot record is 250059368.
It's a virtual drive, and not actually there. Make sure that you've got necessary data backed up. Sorry, I'm not terribly well-versed when it comes to hard drives and storage, so if someone could explain in simple terms what might be happening, and what I can do to fix it, I would appreciate it a lot. Is there any confirmation tests that i need to do. Repeat the test you did in your reply 4 and see if things now line up properly. My original problem was a hard disk Vista boot volume that went bad, and I couldnt get Windows image restore either Windows 7 or Vista to restore the Vista volume. There is a long story about what has happened here.
. That's 2-3 hours of erase time, vs a trip to a store or having to ship the drive back. Disk Directory - No mouse. You'll see the Select Physical Sector Range dialog box. When Windows reports this error, it could be because you haven't initialized the partition, haven't formatted the drive or you are trying to access a partition that is corrupt. .
Hope this year does not end on a sad note for me :- Thanks Again Govindarajan. Fill in the Starting sector field with the value you just calculated and set the number of sectors to 1. But if it's not showing up in the Pool, they may not be on the disks. Therefore, the value for number of sectors should be 250059369. Even if the boot sector is accidentally overwritten, the backup should be intact. Please wait, since this may take a while.
Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy. He is pretty sure that the drive will be unreadable on his laptop which he's bringing over. This should be a simple operation if you're trying to recover the drive's primary partition. On personal computers, the Master Boot Record uses the Partition Boot Sector on the system partition to load the operating system kernel files. All of these image restores failed for various reasons my favorite useless error message was 0x80070490 element not found. Let us know what happens. Possible but not all symptoms are: Invalid media type reading drive Abort, Retry, Fail? General Discussion I have a win 7 home 64 install.
How many partitions did you have in that drive? Or use to recover your files. Go back to the view as partition table setting in Disk Director and change the value for number of sectors to 250059369 , then save the sector. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. Be careful to select the correct hard disk before making any changes! I apologize for my lack of knowledge in this subject, but what further good will be done by writing zeros to the disk? In it you will see folders representing your drives. I am also worried that i need to install a new one and loose most of the software's that i had installed in it. Chkdsk won't work on the DrivePool disk.