Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Help! Unknown Partition... Computer DEAD!


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked

#1
joannestevenson

joannestevenson

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts
I have tried to resize my partition on my Hard Drive using Partition Magic 8 and it now wont boot. The partition is there but windows XP will not repair the partition as it says it is an unknown partition

We have tried fixmbr and fixboot these did not work. When we have run setup the option to repair Win XP is not present only the option for formatting or repartitioning the drive.

As my data is stored on this drive I do not want to do this, is there any way (anything at all!!) of recovering from this situation or retrieving my files?

Any help would be much appreciated?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Murray S.

Murray S.

    Trusted Tech

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,513 posts
  • MVP
Howdy:

Is your XP cd an OEM (recovery/restore cd that came with the system like a Dell, HP, etc) or is it an original retail version of XP or a copy you or someone made for you (totally different setup procedure here) ??

Murray
  • 0

#3
joannestevenson

joannestevenson

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts
The XP that i have was copied for me and is not an original.
  • 0

#4
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Hello Murray

Saved you the bother

Keith

The posting of links or references to warez or any other type of illegal software is strictly forbidden. By doing so you risk having your user account terminated without warning. We will NOT help anyone we suspect of having obtained their software illegally
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP