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Boot sector problems

By rlfeboy
Apr 3, 2006
  1. Using Partition Magic 8 to resize a partition on a slave drive had a power outage in the middle of it and could not access the drive anymore. Trying to fix it in PM8 I mucked things up even more, I used Testdisk to try and repair the partition didn't work but did find out that there is no boot sector or backup boot sector on the partition. I have used Active@Partion Recovery to scan the drive and everything is still there and the drive shows in My Computer but can't access it I get The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

    Thanks, Ralph
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You need a boot sector only if you intent to boot from that partition.

    You should use some file recovery software to salvage what you can. Partition recovery will not help you in any way, since it was the filesystem resizing that went wrong and it is the filesystem that is FUBAR. Partition recovery programs generally do not know anything about filesystems.

    You could also just restore your data from the backup you made just like you were told to do :p
     
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