Partition table Error #108 / BADMBR

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Goseba
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1936 posts since 13 Jun, 2004 from Back in the UK

Post Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:39 pm

Has anyone had this error after using partition magic and found a way to resolve it?

Regards,
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Stupid American Pig
KVRAF
7048 posts since 25 Nov, 2002 from not sure

Post Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:42 pm

that may be a job for symantecs support there. either way it doesnt sound good, hope you make out ok there.

Goseba
KVRAF
1936 posts since 13 Jun, 2004 from Back in the UK

Post Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:04 pm

I looked on the Symantec site and they acknowledge the issue but don't offer a solution :(
My PC is still usable but I cannot back any partitions up on the drive - it is one big 'bad' drive.
The error I have found out is to do with cylinders and heads not matching the physical drive.
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Stupid American Pig
KVRAF
7048 posts since 25 Nov, 2002 from not sure

Post Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:27 pm

I can ask the guru where I work and see if he has anything to say about it...

G-Ro124
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761 posts since 7 Dec, 2005

Post Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:30 pm

Goseba wrote:Has anyone had this error after using partition magic and found a way to resolve it?

Regards,


I had that w/PM8 and just backed up all my shit on DVDs, reformatted my unpartitioned HD, then repartitioned it, and reinstalled everything, including Windows + DVDs

Now my computer's fine

Hope this helped

Goseba
KVRAF
1936 posts since 13 Jun, 2004 from Back in the UK

Post Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:35 pm

Stupid American Pig wrote:I can ask the guru where I work and see if he has anything to say about it...


Thank you.
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KVRAF
1936 posts since 13 Jun, 2004 from Back in the UK

Post Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:36 pm

G-Ro124 wrote:I had that w/PM8 and just backed up all my shit on DVDs, reformatted my unpartitioned HD, then repartitioned it, and reinstalled everything, including Windows + DVDs

Now my computer's fine

Hope this helped


I will have to do similar as a last resort.
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G-Ro124
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761 posts since 7 Dec, 2005

Post Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:37 pm

Goseba wrote:
G-Ro124 wrote:I had that w/PM8 and just backed up all my shit on DVDs, reformatted my unpartitioned HD, then repartitioned it, and reinstalled everything, including Windows + DVDs

Now my computer's fine

Hope this helped


I will have to do similar as a last resort.


good luck dawg, you'll need it :tu:

Goseba
KVRAF
1936 posts since 13 Jun, 2004 from Back in the UK

Post Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:21 pm

Only bad luck so far.
I bought a new H/D and tried to copy an image to it and now my new HD has the same problem :cry:
(Only in hindsight do I realise that it was while restoring that image the first time that the problem occurred. That image is now deleted).

I have tried FDISK and FDISK /MBR on the new disc but they do nothing.

Anyone else with any thoughts.
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VariKusBrainZ
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8120 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Post Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:18 am

I had the same problem, I found a free utility which basically creted a new master boot record, cant remember what it was so youll have to google

just found this bit of info though

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/docu ... o_ldau.asp

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VariKusBrainZ
KVRAF
8120 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Post Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:22 am

http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/

might be useful too

MRT
KVRian
1064 posts since 3 Dec, 2002

Post Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:42 am

Maybe you already know this, from Dos, fix mbr. There is a ntfs dos diskette that allows you to boot to command line if your drives are formatted to NTFS tables. Or you can run it from the recovery console off of the XP disk.
HTH - I feel your pain.

Goseba
KVRAF
1936 posts since 13 Jun, 2004 from Back in the UK

Post Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:22 am

Hey, thanks for the suggestions.

So far I have recovered my new drive using basic DOS commands (relief, I haven't even paid for it yet) but not my original drive.
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