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Norton Goback Corrupts Partition Table


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eephraim

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I have Promise FastTrack S150 TX4 SATA controller on my hard drive, and it worked well until I installed Symantec SystemWorks 2005. When I activated the Norton GoBack module of SystemWorks and rebooted as instructed, Windows failed. My investigations led to the conclution that GoBack does something to the partition table so Windows does not recognize the drive anymore. I used Partition Doctor utility to rebuild the partition table, and Windows works fine. However, when you restart Windows, Norton GoBack will ask to be reactivated. If you do so, it will corrupt the partition table all over again. Is this a case of Symantec GoBack and Promise controller incompatibility? Any suggestion is welcome
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Don't install goback....with windows xp or 2000....ever

Yes, you are right. It alters the partition table (corrupt isn't really fair).

But it can create some serious pain if you have a problem and need to restore or repair windows. Windows restore and its various recovery methods (last known good config, recovery console, safemode, etc) do everything you need except file recovery, which is pretty nifty, but the same can be achieved with ghost or some other disk imager.

Goback is not worth the headaches in xp...it's fine for me, 98, just not 2000/xp
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