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« on: April 18, 2003, 11:48:07 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version: Win98
Error Messages:
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2003, 02:17:07 AM »

I have a single HDD partitioned into C and D.

Device Manager lists only one GENERIC IDE DISK.  Current drive letter assignment: C.  "The device is working properly."
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2003, 08:52:21 PM »

Ran fdisk --

Current Fixed Disk Drive: 1
Partition C: 1
Status A
Type PRI DOS

(no EXT DOS)

Advice on how to proceed?
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2003, 01:21:05 PM »

Hi,

Seems like the second partition is gone!

Does fdisk report that the C: drive is using up all the space?
Did you use a Disk Manager (drive overlay) to setup this drive?

It may be possible that you have a bad sector right were the partition information for your D: drive was kept. Try running scandisk with a surface scan.

1. Shutdown to MS-DOS mode
2. type 'scandisk' <ENTER> (no quotes)
3. Let the surface scan run, do you see any "B" on the map?
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2003, 09:11:59 PM »

>Does fdisk report that the C: drive is using up all the space?
No, C is still using what it did before, half my HD.

>Did you use a Disk Manager (drive overlay) to setup this drive?
I don't know what was used to set up the drive.  This PC was given to me because it's old: Pentium 90, 2GB HD, 75MB RAM.  It's worked without major problems for over two years.

I'll try fdisk in MS-DOS mode and report what I see.
Thanks for the help!
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2003, 07:58:47 PM »

I meant I'll try scandisk in MS-DOS mode.  I got the following:

There is not enough free conventional memory to check a drive.

You may need to REM some device drivers from your CONFIG.SYS file.  Or, in your CONFIG.SYS, you may need to load the EMM386.EXE driver to load your other device drivers into Upper Memory Blocks using DEVICEHIGH= statements.
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2003, 08:11:04 PM »

Hi,

Edit c:\config.sys and add REM at the beginning of each lines except the one that loads himem.sys (if there), save, reboot, try again.

Remove the REM once done!
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2003, 10:14:32 PM »

Okay, I got scandisk to work with the following CONFIG.SYS

DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE
rem LASTDRIVE=M
rem DEVICEHIGH /L:1,13216 =C:\CDROM\MTMCDAI.SYS /E:MTMIDE01
rem DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\DRVSPACE.SYS /MOVE

(With EMM386.EXE rem'd I had the same problem as above.)

No "B"s and "ScanDisk did not find any problems on drive C."  I think it's only checking the ~1GB assigned to C: and not the other ~1GB previously assigned to D: before the trouble began.  There were only about 33,000 clusters.

Here's everything reported by fdisk
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Current fixed disk drive: 1
Partition C: 1
Status A
Type PRI DOS
Volume Label
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2003, 12:44:56 PM »

Hi,

I have never heard of a partition disappearing, very strange!

Try running an antivirus scan to see if this could be due to a virus. Since your Norton is missing, try this free online scanner from TrendMicro http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

If there is no virus, then perhaps the only thing to do is to recreate the partition (using fdisk), then format the partition (drive D:) in Windows, then reboot. All data at this point is unrecoverable.

If you want your data recovered, you may have to bring the drive in to a data recovery service center to get it. Note that this is very expensive!
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