Power outage while using Partition Magic 8.0 has left disc marked 'BAD'

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  1. M

    M Guest

    While I was extending a partition on my second hard drive there was a power
    outage. Now the drive no longer shows in Explorer and Disc Management shows
    the drive as Online but will not allow me to allocate a driver letter.
    Partition Magic shows the drive as bad and only offers the option to format
    it.

    The Partition Info Tool gives the report below. I will be really glad of
    some help on how to put his right and yes I know the data should have been
    backed up!

    Error #109: Partition ends after end of disk.
    ucEndCylinder (48641) must be less than 48641.


    Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
    Actual values are:
    0 0 80 0 0 3 3C 48641 80 53 2 781422756
    Info: Partition didn't begin on head boundary.
    ucBeginSector expected to be 1, not 3.
    Error #109: Partition ends after end of disk.
    ucEndCylinder (48641) must be less than 48641.
    Info: Partition didn't end on cylinder boundary.
    ucEndHead expected to be 254, not 80.
    Info: Partition didn't end on cylinder boundary.
    ucEndSector expected to be 63, not 53.
    M, Aug 19, 2007
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  2. M

    Guest

    "M" <> wrote:

    >While I was extending a partition on my second hard drive there was a power
    >outage. Now the drive no longer shows in Explorer and Disc Management shows
    >the drive as Online but will not allow me to allocate a driver letter.
    >Partition Magic shows the drive as bad and only offers the option to format
    >it.
    >
    >The Partition Info Tool gives the report below. I will be really glad of
    >some help on how to put his right and yes I know the data should have been
    >backed up!
    >
    >Error #109: Partition ends after end of disk.
    > ucEndCylinder (48641) must be less than 48641.
    >


    You have an option to create a boot disk with PM, at least the PM I've
    used.

    If you created that bootdisk, boot with that; it should provide a fix
    for the problem.
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    , Aug 19, 2007
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    thanatoid Guest

    "M" <> wrote in
    news::

    > While I was extending a partition on my second hard drive
    > there was a power outage. Now the drive no longer shows in
    > Explorer and Disc Management shows the drive as Online but
    > will not allow me to allocate a driver letter. Partition
    > Magic shows the drive as bad and only offers the option to
    > format it.


    As I have NO experience with PM, preferring to work with this
    stuff in DOS, I can not comment on Pennywise's suggestion.

    In any event, repartitioning or doing equally major operations
    without using an UPS is just reckless at best.

    --
    "This is not nuclear. This is just a test."
    - illyria
    thanatoid, Aug 19, 2007
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  4. M

    why? Guest

    On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 02:52:39 +0100, M wrote:

    >While I was extending a partition on my second hard drive there was a power
    >outage. Now the drive no longer shows in Explorer and Disc Management shows


    This is why I have min of 3 PCs, and 6 or 7 hardisks. Need more space,
    dump a disk in another PC and create partitions, copy data, leave
    original unused for 3 weeks. When it's all backed up from new disk, have
    another disk to reuse.

    >the drive as Online but will not allow me to allocate a driver letter.
    >Partition Magic shows the drive as bad and only offers the option to format
    >it.


    The blurb in the FAQ says the PM8.0 CD is bootable, that should help,
    may get around any error while WIn is running.

    At this point, buy another HD and an image utility, try making an image
    of current disk, if possible with the error. At least if further
    problems you may be able to start again or throw a data recovery app
    like GetDataBack, see below, at the copy.

    >The Partition Info Tool gives the report below. I will be really glad of
    >some help on how to put his right and yes I know the data should have been
    >backed up!
    >
    >Error #109: Partition ends after end of disk.
    > ucEndCylinder (48641) must be less than 48641.


    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...9062?OpenDocument&lg=en&ct=us&seg=hho&src=hot
    How do I handle errors 100-199?

    If PartitionMagic does not automatically fix these errors, a sure way to
    resolve these errors it to do the following:

    1 Back up all the data that is in the defective partitions.
    2 Delete the defective partitions.
    3 Create new partitions.
    4 Restore all your data to the new partitions.

    <snip>

    Document ID: 2004061486839062
    Last Modified: 11/01/2006
    Date Created: 04/13/2004
    Operating System(s): Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows
    98SE, Windows Me, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro, Windows 2000, MS-DOS
    Product(s): Norton PartitionMagic 8.0, PartitionMagic 8.0


    Depending on OS, FAT or NTFS version of GetDataBack
    www.runtime.org

    Me
    why?, Aug 19, 2007
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    Mr. Arnold Guest

    You should be using an UPS solution and have your machine or machines
    plugged into it for the very reason of a power outage. The UPS would have
    kicked in with its battery and supplied the needed power for awhile when the
    power was lost or interrupted.
    Mr. Arnold, Aug 19, 2007
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    John Holmes Guest

    Mr. Arnold "contributed" in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:

    > You should be using an UPS solution and have your machine or machines
    > plugged into it for the very reason of a power outage. The UPS would
    > have kicked in with its battery and supplied the needed power for
    > awhile when the power was lost or interrupted.
    >
    >


    True, but that's too late for the poor sod now, eh?

    --
    Your mother was a porn-oggling fortune seeker who endlessly recited Monty
    Python sketches in a Cold War Nuclear Bunker.
    John Holmes, Aug 19, 2007
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  7. M

    M Guest

    "M" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > While I was extending a partition on my second hard drive there was a
    > power outage. Now the drive no longer shows in Explorer and Disc
    > Management shows the drive as Online but will not allow me to allocate a
    > driver letter. Partition Magic shows the drive as bad and only offers the
    > option to format it.
    >
    > The Partition Info Tool gives the report below. I will be really glad of
    > some help on how to put his right and yes I know the data should have been
    > backed up!
    >
    > Error #109: Partition ends after end of disk.
    > ucEndCylinder (48641) must be less than 48641.
    >
    >
    > Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
    > Actual values are:
    > 0 0 80 0 0 3 3C 48641 80 53 2 781422756
    > Info: Partition didn't begin on head boundary.
    > ucBeginSector expected to be 1, not 3.
    > Error #109: Partition ends after end of disk.
    > ucEndCylinder (48641) must be less than 48641.
    > Info: Partition didn't end on cylinder boundary.
    > ucEndHead expected to be 254, not 80.
    > Info: Partition didn't end on cylinder boundary.
    > ucEndSector expected to be 63, not 53.
    >

    Can anyone recommend a data recovery specialist, this is a 400 GB drive with
    about 270 GB of data. I would also appreciate a guide to cost.
    Thank you.
    M, Aug 19, 2007
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  8. M

    John Holmes Guest

    M "contributed" in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:

    > "M" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> While I was extending a partition on my second hard drive there was a
    >> power outage. Now the drive no longer shows in Explorer and Disc
    >> Management shows the drive as Online but will not allow me to
    >> allocate a driver letter. Partition Magic shows the drive as bad and
    >> only offers the option to format it.
    >>
    >> The Partition Info Tool gives the report below. I will be really
    >> glad of some help on how to put his right and yes I know the data
    >> should have been backed up!
    >>
    >> Error #109: Partition ends after end of disk.
    >> ucEndCylinder (48641) must be less than 48641.
    >>
    >>
    >> Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
    >> Actual values are:
    >> 0 0 80 0 0 3 3C 48641 80 53 2
    >> 781422756
    >> Info: Partition didn't begin on head boundary.
    >> ucBeginSector expected to be 1, not 3.
    >> Error #109: Partition ends after end of disk.
    >> ucEndCylinder (48641) must be less than 48641.
    >> Info: Partition didn't end on cylinder boundary.
    >> ucEndHead expected to be 254, not 80.
    >> Info: Partition didn't end on cylinder boundary.
    >> ucEndSector expected to be 63, not 53.
    >>

    > Can anyone recommend a data recovery specialist, this is a 400 GB
    > drive with about 270 GB of data. I would also appreciate a guide to
    > cost. Thank you.
    >
    >
    >


    1000 US$ per Gb of data. Shipping the drive back and forth will be
    accounted on you. Satisfaction not guaranteed.

    --
    Your mother was a vain waitress who was so incompetent she had to be kept
    at the local cinema.
    John Holmes, Aug 19, 2007
    #8
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    Mr. Arnold Guest

    > Can anyone recommend a data recovery specialist, this is a 400 GB drive
    > with about 270 GB of data. I would also appreciate a guide to cost.
    > Thank you.


    I recommend the phone book and the Yellow Pages.
    Mr. Arnold, Aug 19, 2007
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  10. M

    elaich Guest

    "M" <> wrote in
    news::

    > While I was extending a partition on my second hard drive there was a
    > power outage. Now the drive no longer shows in Explorer and Disc
    > Management shows the drive as Online but will not allow me to allocate
    > a driver letter. Partition Magic shows the drive as bad and only
    > offers the option to format it.


    I would say you are borked, having had exactly the same problem once. I had
    massive data corruption, and even though using a recovery program appeared
    to have saved most of it, it was all jumbled. For instance, an MP3 appeared
    intact, but when you played it, it was three or four different songs all
    jumbled together. Live and learn - never do partitioning operations without
    a UPS.

    --
    A: Because it disturbs the logical flow of the message.
    Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?
    elaich, Aug 19, 2007
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  11. M

    M Guest

    "elaich" <> wrote in message news:...
    > "M" <> wrote in
    > news::
    >
    >> While I was extending a partition on my second hard drive there was a
    >> power outage. Now the drive no longer shows in Explorer and Disc
    >> Management shows the drive as Online but will not allow me to allocate
    >> a driver letter. Partition Magic shows the drive as bad and only
    >> offers the option to format it.

    >
    > I would say you are borked, having had exactly the same problem once. I
    > had
    > massive data corruption, and even though using a recovery program appeared
    > to have saved most of it, it was all jumbled. For instance, an MP3
    > appeared
    > intact, but when you played it, it was three or four different songs all
    > jumbled together. Live and learn - never do partitioning operations
    > without
    > a UPS.
    >
    > --
    > A: Because it disturbs the logical flow of the message.
    > Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?


    Could you tell me which recovery program you used so that I don't use that
    one? I am probably going to use EASEUS Data Recovery.
    M, Aug 19, 2007
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  12. M

    Meat Plow Guest

    On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 18:36:52 +0100, M wrote:

    > "elaich" <> wrote in message news:...
    >> "M" <> wrote in
    >> news::
    >>
    >>> While I was extending a partition on my second hard drive there was a
    >>> power outage. Now the drive no longer shows in Explorer and Disc
    >>> Management shows the drive as Online but will not allow me to allocate
    >>> a driver letter. Partition Magic shows the drive as bad and only
    >>> offers the option to format it.

    >>
    >> I would say you are borked, having had exactly the same problem once. I
    >> had
    >> massive data corruption, and even though using a recovery program appeared
    >> to have saved most of it, it was all jumbled. For instance, an MP3
    >> appeared
    >> intact, but when you played it, it was three or four different songs all
    >> jumbled together. Live and learn - never do partitioning operations
    >> without
    >> a UPS.
    >>
    >> --
    >> A: Because it disturbs the logical flow of the message.
    >> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?

    >
    > Could you tell me which recovery program you used so that I don't use that
    > one? I am probably going to use EASEUS Data Recovery.


    If the data is corrupt then you will recover corrupt data no matter what
    tool you use.
    Meat Plow, Aug 19, 2007
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  13. M

    why? Guest

    On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 18:36:52 +0100, M wrote:

    >"elaich" <> wrote in message news:...
    >> "M" <> wrote in
    >> news::
    >>
    >>> While I was extending a partition on my second hard drive there was a
    >>> power outage. Now the drive no longer shows in Explorer and Disc
    >>> Management shows the drive as Online but will not allow me to allocate
    >>> a driver letter. Partition Magic shows the drive as bad and only
    >>> offers the option to format it.

    >>
    >> I would say you are borked, having had exactly the same problem once. I
    >> had
    >> massive data corruption, and even though using a recovery program appeared
    >> to have saved most of it, it was all jumbled. For instance, an MP3
    >> appeared
    >> intact, but when you played it, it was three or four different songs all


    <snip>

    >Could you tell me which recovery program you used so that I don't use that


    Most likely not the recovery program used, but the scrambled file
    allocation table.

    Going with the DIY method then and downloading wizard based tools?

    >one? I am probably going to use EASEUS Data Recovery.


    If the data is valuable get a recovery service to do it for you. Many
    appear to provide free quotes.

    Me
    why?, Aug 19, 2007
    #13
  14. M wrote:

    > While I was extending a partition on my second hard drive there was a
    > power
    > outage. Now the drive no longer shows in Explorer and Disc Management
    > shows the drive as Online but will not allow me to allocate a driver
    > letter. Partition Magic shows the drive as bad and only offers the option
    > to format it.
    >

    You may try testdisk from a bootable media such as hirens bootcd.
    However, when the resizing involved a cluster size change, you probably are
    lost.
    wisdomkiller & pain, Aug 19, 2007
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    philo Guest

    Re: Power outage while using Partition Magic 8.0 has left disc marked'BAD'

    M wrote:
    > While I was extending a partition on my second hard drive there was a power
    > outage. Now the drive no longer shows in Explorer and Disc Management shows
    > the drive as Online but will not allow me to allocate a driver letter.
    > Partition Magic shows the drive as bad and only offers the option to format
    > it.
    >
    > The Partition Info Tool gives the report below. I will be really glad of
    > some help on how to put his right and yes I know the data should have been
    > backed up!
    >
    > Error #109: Partition ends after end of disk.
    > ucEndCylinder (48641) must be less than 48641.
    >
    >
    > Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
    > Actual values are:
    > 0 0 80 0 0 3 3C 48641 80 53 2 781422756
    > Info: Partition didn't begin on head boundary.
    > ucBeginSector expected to be 1, not 3.
    > Error #109: Partition ends after end of disk.
    > ucEndCylinder (48641) must be less than 48641.
    > Info: Partition didn't end on cylinder boundary.
    > ucEndHead expected to be 254, not 80.
    > Info: Partition didn't end on cylinder boundary.
    > ucEndSector expected to be 63, not 53.
    >



    Before you use PM it's advisable to back up your data.
    Also...the machine *must* be on a UPS to avoid a shut down.

    That said...your best hope is to re-run partition magic
    from a boot disk and see if there is a recoverable partition.
    If not...it's time for data recovery software...
    If you google, you'll find many that have trail versions...
    so you can see if any find your data
    >
    philo, Aug 19, 2007
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  16. M

    Guest

    "M" <> wrote:

    >Can anyone recommend a data recovery specialist, this is a 400 GB drive with
    >about 270 GB of data. I would also appreciate a guide to cost.
    >Thank you.


    This is most likely over your head but posted anyhow.

    I assume NTFS file system (cause FAT would be too easy)
    There are two boot sectors NTFS stores, it's possible to overwrite the
    corrupt one with the backup.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q153973

    Unless as part of your loss prevention you made a backup of your MBR?
    (That is what the PM boot disk holds.)
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    M Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "M" <> wrote:
    >
    >>Can anyone recommend a data recovery specialist, this is a 400 GB drive
    >>with
    >>about 270 GB of data. I would also appreciate a guide to cost.
    >>Thank you.

    >
    > This is most likely over your head but posted anyhow.
    >
    > I assume NTFS file system (cause FAT would be too easy)
    > There are two boot sectors NTFS stores, it's possible to overwrite the
    > corrupt one with the backup.
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q153973
    >
    > Unless as part of your loss prevention you made a backup of your MBR?
    > (That is what the PM boot disk holds.)
    > --
    >
    > Australian woman humped to death
    > www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/08/19/world/main3181944.shtml


    Thank you for your post. This sounds like the fastest way to recover my
    data. Can you advise where I can obtain a copy of Norton Disk Probe and
    Norton Diskedit and can you be sure they will work with the XP version of
    NTFS which I understand is not exactly the same as the NT version?
    M, Aug 20, 2007
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  18. M

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    "M" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> "M" <> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Can anyone recommend a data recovery specialist, this is a 400 GB drive
    >>>with
    >>>about 270 GB of data. I would also appreciate a guide to cost.
    >>>Thank you.

    >>
    >> This is most likely over your head but posted anyhow.
    >>
    >> I assume NTFS file system (cause FAT would be too easy)
    >> There are two boot sectors NTFS stores, it's possible to overwrite the
    >> corrupt one with the backup.
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q153973
    >>
    >> Unless as part of your loss prevention you made a backup of your MBR?
    >> (That is what the PM boot disk holds.)
    >> --
    >>
    >> Australian woman humped to death
    >> www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/08/19/world/main3181944.shtml

    >
    > Thank you for your post. This sounds like the fastest way to recover my
    > data. Can you advise where I can obtain a copy of Norton Disk Probe and
    > Norton Diskedit and can you be sure they will work with the XP version of
    > NTFS which I understand is not exactly the same as the NT version?


    Oh Lord, it's got the word Norton on it. You should make sure your back is
    up against the nearest wall so that you won't be stabbed in the back by
    Norton. You had better get an UPS for Norton.
    Mr. Arnold, Aug 20, 2007
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  19. M

    Guest

    "M" <> wrote:

    ><> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> "M" <> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Can anyone recommend a data recovery specialist, this is a 400 GB drive
    >>>with
    >>>about 270 GB of data. I would also appreciate a guide to cost.
    >>>Thank you.

    >>
    >> This is most likely over your head but posted anyhow.
    >>
    >> I assume NTFS file system (cause FAT would be too easy)
    >> There are two boot sectors NTFS stores, it's possible to overwrite the
    >> corrupt one with the backup.
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q153973
    >>
    >> Unless as part of your loss prevention you made a backup of your MBR?
    >> (That is what the PM boot disk holds.)


    >Thank you for your post. This sounds like the fastest way to recover my
    >data. Can you advise where I can obtain a copy of Norton Disk Probe and
    >Norton Diskedit and can you be sure they will work with the XP version of
    >NTFS which I understand is not exactly the same as the NT version?


    Right here http://files.filefront.com//;8363717;;/

    While diskprobe is included I wouldn't use it, the only reason the
    file is mention in the link is MS produced it.

    Download and create a Win98 boot disk http://bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
    boot with it. use DiskEdit from there.

    I've thrown in diskmap, run that and keep the data on file, next time
    this happens you can use diskedit and plug in the numbers from
    diskmap.


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    , Aug 21, 2007
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    Guest

    "Mr. Arnold" <MR. > wrote:

    >Oh Lord, it's got the word Norton on it. You should make sure your back is
    >up against the nearest wall so that you won't be stabbed in the back by
    >Norton. You had better get an UPS for Norton.


    Norton Disk utilities was a must have running DOS and just a little
    into Windows - then it dropped it's dos support.

    Diskedit one of the better disk editors made. It defaults to read only
    and you can play around to find your way; when ready set it to write.
    --

    Egypt discovers what may be oldest human footprint
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070820/sc_nm/egypt_antiquities_dc_1
    , Aug 21, 2007
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