Lost partition on merge in PartitionMagic.
Posted on 2003-11-16
Work's hectic, so I apologise if this is a RTFM question, but I got no time to look into it.
I am running WinXP Pro, on an AMD XP2000, 1024MB RAM with 2 x 80GB harddisks. The 1st HD has only one partition set to 100% of the size, while the 2nd has (had) two partitions of approx 60GB & 20GB (active primary and logical respectively). Both harddisks formated using NTFS.
I tried Merging partitions using PartitionMagic 8.0 on the 2nd Harddisk. PartitionMagic told me to reboot which I did and then it ran the merge process. The process completed, but brought up an error afterwards. It mentioned some problem with the 'batch process' or something of the like.
Once I booted up the OS, the logical partition (e:) that I was merging with the active partition (f:) was no longer registering. IT shows up as unpartitioned space. The folder that the contents of drive e: where supposed to be copied too exists, but is empty, and the active partition's size is unchanged.
I tried the Undelete Partition function in PartitionMagic but after scanning up to about 10% on the progress bar of the Undelete Window, it reports that there are no partitions to Undelete.
I need to rebuild the partition table or somehow recover the data from the logical partition. Any suggestions?
(PS. I'm watching ID4 on DVD while writing this... Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith just uploaded the 'Virus' to the mothership.. Don't you just love how aliens obviously run their computer communications using TCP/IP, most prorably on some old version of Windows... Windows ET? hehe. bad pun.)