[ILUG] [ot] help desperatly. needed with disk rescue
fergal at esatclear.ie
Sun Jul 2 23:33:11 IST 2000
Try dosfsck from the dosfstools package (Redhat/Mandrake). Also has
mkdosfs. These may be more robust than the MS disk checkers/formatters,
At 23:24 02/07/00, Emmanuel Stone wrote:
>i know this is off topic and i'm sorry but i'm desperate and you lot are
>the most knowledgable people around.
>ok here's the story
>my partitions have been a bit bollocky as of late mostly due to
>installing linux and have free space floating around after the install,
>windows doesn't seem to like this and creates empty partitions, i was
>ignoring these till i chanced upon the fact that i could format them. I
>did (wisely or not) and after this things went funny: duplicate drives
>later becoming different, dissapearing folders etc. I wasn't too worried
>as everything was more or less working ok and there wasn't actually
>anything of importance on these drives. now the other day things got a
>bit icky and i decided to run scandisk32, which promptly crashed bring
>the system with it. Now when i boot windows, half the splash screen
>comes up (the bottom half[it might be important]) and the system
>reboots. I have tried formatting the offending drives in dos. and also
>tried reinstalling windows from dos. when i tried this 'setup' crashed
>leaving a mangled c: behind it which setup now refuses to install on due
>to an error which scandisk 'out of memory' s when trying to fix.
>I know this isn't CIH as i have had it before (i get all the luck) and
>my partition tables exist even if they are a bit fuct.
>Luckily linux still boots and i'm hoping this will be my saving grace.
>I know this is all my fault for being a sloppy geek, however i need to
>use windows for some design work i'm doing at the moment, if it comes to
>it i can uncomfortably use the gimp. but i think that if i am left to
>mess with this drive any longer i'll throw a mad fit and try to fdisk it
>i apologise for whatever aspect of this you don't like but i'm at the
>end of my tether and yis are my best bet.
>sorry about the punctuation
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