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RE: [SLUG] Harddisk Partition Loss
- To: "Matthew Dalton" <matthewd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Martin Chan" <martin_chan91@xxxxxxxxxxx>, "SLUG" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Harddisk Partition Loss
- From: "David Kempe" <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Sep 6 11:25:50 2000
That bit sort of sounds like you needed a good old fdisk /mbr
You may need to expand your range of tools martin.
Try looking for efdisk from masterbooter.com
it has some neat options that can get things back to normal. Can also make
more of a mess as well :/
> This sounds like what happened to an old install of Win95 of mine. One
> day it just decided not to work anymore - Windows wouldn't boot (my C
> drive was the one damaged). Of course Linux could still mount it and
> read it okay.
> At the time I wasn't game to go poking around in the partition table,
> and I wasn't even sure that that was where the problem was. So I ended
> up using Linux to back up my important stuff, then I formatted the
> partition and reinstalled 95.
> Of course, this incident was the final straw, as far as my windows use
> was concerned... and I've barely used it since.
> Sorry I can't be of more help.
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