Greetings, ill make it as short and clear as possible.
I've got a 120 Go HD, with 2 partitions. My OS used to be installed on the first partition. I used PerfectDisk in order to defrag it. After a reboot, the system would not boot anymore. In order to diagnose the problem, I installed Windows XP on a spare HD I had.
Now I can see the two partitions fine now. However, the first partition is virtually innacessible. After a long lag time (trying to fetch information from it i guess), Windows tells me that the partition is not formated, and wheter I should format it now ... of course I dont, ive got plenty of usefull data that I want to keep !
I tried using partition magic in order to merge both partitions, in hope of getting the data back. No luck. With the same lag time, PM finally pops up, and it seams it has not succeeded in getting the name of the partition. However, PM sees it as being a NTFS partition.
Now is there in way to diagnose the problem ? Getting my data back ?
Pointers would be greatly appreciated.