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XP Pro Crash one partition, with Data on another partition? Help with recovering data

By arashd
Apr 27, 2006
  1. Hello all, here is my crazy problem...

    On my notebook, I have Xp Pro and Xp Home installed on the C Parition. All my data has been stored to my D partition.

    My XP Pro crashed, and says I have an unmountable boot volume. The Xp Home works and in the XP home, I can view the existence of the D partition, however I cannot access it. I have tried to access the drive via methods instructed on this forum, but non have worked. It simply says I do not have access to that partition. The Partition with the data I wish to recover is in RAW format, I do not know how that happened. I want to basically remove the hard drive and use another computer to mediate the data recovery. Any suggeestions?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    raw mode means ONLY some proprietary software knows how to read the data
    (Oracle DBMS does this). Your post suggest that RAW mode is not the original
    mode and that it got tweeked by some evil-villan.

    I've not used these tools myself SO BE CAREFUL.

    READ the instructions -- you're looking for a program that will allow you
    to modify a specific setting WITHOUT inducing a format!

    Beeblebrox offers a partition table editor

    PCsupport.DK offers an editor too

    Partition Table Doctor might be useful
     
  3. arashd

    arashd TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your input. For safety, would it be a good idea to clone or copy the harddrive i wish to work on and then try to recover my data off the cloned or copied image?
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    with a bad partition table, I doubt that would be successful
     
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