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Orfu

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My IBM 13 Gb hard drive froze and wouldn't reboot. I could access c:drive with widows rescue disk and see most files in dos except windows 98. Attempted to fix with Testdisk and changed MBR - now can't access C: drive only a: and cdrom - testdisk says it will rewrite MBR to first sector but am not sure if I should attempt this?? Drive is listed in BIOS a sauto detect but no specs. Other livecds boot and see drive but no details. System Rescue CD boots and gives full support ,keyboard,mouse usb,cd but can't read c: drive.

Any help appreciated
Thanks Orfu
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bartblaze

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Have you tried the fdisk /mbr command yet ? This is only for older versions of windows, including windows 98.

Read more here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/69013

hope this helps :)
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Hi Bartblaze,

Was able to get windows 98 boot disk from Bootdisk.com. It contains fdisk.exe - My Microsoft floppy boot disk that came with the Windows 98 cd doesn't contain this file.

The good news is when I tried you suggestion after booting up I did get a C: prompt - however the C: prompt was generated by the Ram Drive created by the Windows 98 boot drive and did not show my hard drive data.

Thanks for you help - It was worth a try.

Orfu (my little girl came up with this name for me - she is not sure where she heard it.
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Hi Orfu,

did the fdisk work ? Is your problem solved ?

No problem :)
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Did you take out the boot disk when you rebooted? It sounds like since it used the Ram drive it was looking at the floppy or the cdrom drive
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Hi,

No but I have now and have booted from the hard drive and get the message "Invalid partition table". This is new - I then used a program called Hard Drive Spy that boots from the floppy drive and it finds the hard drive and sectors.

Orfu
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Now bartblaze can continue with his assistance since we now know it was the floppy causing the issue.
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Hi, please try out the following post, it should work:

http://www.datarecov...ition_table.htm
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