Entire HD bad sectors/partitions - partmgr.sys BSOD
Posted on 2007-09-30
My PC froze, and when I rebooted the OS could not be found. I tried running the XP recovery console, but keep getting partmgr.sys blue screen of death error when tries to "starting windows."
When I run Partition Table Doctor, it is unable to write to "harddrive 1" and save any work - so I can't rebuild the partitions or MBR. I'm running HDAT2 now. It's been running all day, about 26% done, and so far everything it is scanning is reported as a bad sector. I'm not sure if it is able to repair it or not.
The last thing I did was update my wireless mouse driver and didn't reboot before it froze. Am I going to have to reformat and start entirely over from scratch?
This is a fairly new 260G Western Digital HD, on WinXP Pro SP2 system.