Partition table got switched with another drive!
Posted on 2001-08-01
My windows 2k box has two drives, 80 and 60gb. 2k was on the 80. i pulled the 80 to put it in my mac, tried to install 2k on the 60gb drive. To make a long story short, the installer hosed the drive. It would get to the first reboot, but it wouldn't reboot ino the GUI installer, just sit there at the "press ny key to boot from cd". Reinstalled the 80 to boot back up in 2k. 2k sees the 60 as "invalid file system". norton says the same thing. Tried FIXMBR, fdisk /mbr. No help. If I let one disk recovery tool to "trust the drive's parition table is correct", results in a display of a 78gb partition and a 1.6gb parition, the state my 80 used to be in, before i formatted it in my mac, then moved it back to the pc so I could reinstall 2k on it to boot . (Formatting the 60gb is not an option right now). The data is not imporant enought to warrant in house disk recovery. Anyone ever battle a hosed partition table? Any ideas?