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Recovering from fdisk
Lexx Mar-08-01 01:46 AM
Are there any utilities either to restore a partition that has been fdisk'd, or to rebuild a compressed drive whose control was on said fdisk'd partition, to pull off some data.

Cheers

Lexx


1. RE: Recovering from fdisk
lbyard Mar-08-01 02:44 PM
In response to message 0
Partition Magic might(!) do it: http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/index.html. My copy of Partition Magic is older. Larry

2. RE: Recovering from fdisk
Lexx Mar-08-01 06:38 PM
In response to message 1
I don't think it will, but getting an answer from powerquest's like having teeth pulled, I bought a copy of powerquests Lost & found today & am hoping that it will sort it, fingers crossed, I'll let you know.


3. RE: Recovering from fdisk
lbyard Mar-08-01 07:50 PM
In response to message 2
I have not had much luck over the years recovering an fdisked drive. If that compressed volume is on a partition that has not been removed then recovery should be possible. Larry

4. RE: Recovering from fdisk
Lexx Mar-09-01 00:48 AM
In response to message 3
There's a directory on the D drive with a called SPACEI~1, have a feeling this may have been the compressed drive, does this conform to any standard, there are a few files (about 20)in the directory, but I can't see all the data files that I need, would partition magic correct this do you think?

Thanks for your help

Lexx


5. RE: Recovering from fdisk
lbyard Mar-09-01 02:09 PM
In response to message 4
Is one of those files rather large and have a name like DRVSPACE.000 or DBLSPACE.000? They could end in 001. If so, that is a compressed drive. It may be a hidden file. Use A:\>dir /A. Larry

6. RE: Recovering from fdisk
Lexx Mar-10-01 07:27 PM
In response to message 5
Well, good news, PQ lost&Found recovered everything from the Fdisk'd drive, 100%, very impressed, only down side is that the floppy is now licensed to the machine that I was fixing.
Just as a matter of interest how do you go about reviving that compressed file, it's about 1.5 Gb in size.

Lexx


7. RE: Recovering from fdisk
lbyard Mar-10-01 07:46 PM
In response to message 6
I'll have to research it a little. I haven't done it in a long time. Larry

8. RE: Recovering from fdisk
Lexx Mar-10-01 08:44 PM
In response to message 7
Don't worry about it, I was just curious, I'm sure you've enough to keep you busy, thanks for all your help.


9. RE: Recovering from fdisk
lbyard Mar-11-01 03:39 PM
In response to message 8
More or less off the top of my head this sunny Sunday morning… I would install the Windows Disk compression tools on a working win 9x/Me computer (Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Windows Setup, System Tools…). Next, install the old drive on the secondary IDE interface (in place of the CD-ROM), Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, DriveSpace, Select the Drive, Advanced, and mount the compressed volume. I don’t recall whether or not some drivers have to be installed (drivespace, drivespace.bin?); they did with DOS. MS Knowledge Base Article ID: Q133175, Troubleshooting DriveSpace in Windows 95, at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q133/1/75.asp?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=drivespace&rnk=18&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=W95 may be useful. It may be a doublespace volume instead of DriveSpace. DoubleSpace and DriveSpace work pretty much the same and I believe DriveSpace can convert DoubleSpace volumes. A long time ago Microsoft got sued over DoubleSpace, which I believe first appeared in DOS 5.0. So they wrote there own version, called it DriveSpace, and put it in DOS 6.22. Larry

10. RE: Recovering from fdisk
Marsh Apr-25-01 08:36 PM
In response to message 0
>Are there any utilities either to
>restore a partition that has
>been fdisk'd, or to rebuild
>a compressed drive whose control
>was on said fdisk'd partition,
>to pull off some data.
>
>
>Cheers
>
>Lexx



11. RE: Recovering from fdisk
Marsh Apr-25-01 08:38 PM
In response to message 10
>>Are there any utilities either to
>>restore a partition that has
>>been fdisk'd, or to rebuild
>>a compressed drive whose control
>>was on said fdisk'd partition,
>>to pull off some data.
>>
>>
>>Cheers
>>
>>Lexx
Norton Utilies can get information after a format, It might be able to get information off the hard drive after an fdisk. Try it.
Marsh.


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