Partitionmagic woes



samcol1995
07-10-2005, 02:10 AM
Rik Bean Wrote:
> If the primary partition is now an extended one, it will never boot. It
> might be worth running the recovery console and trying the fixmbr
> command, check this link:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058/
>
> If that doesn't cure it, I think you'll have to bite the bullet and
> install from scratch.

I have now managed to get the primary drive back to its original name
and status, but when I check the partition it gives me the error code
1601. Symantecs web site suggests running 'chkdsk /f' which does not
work on my pc but 'chkdsk /r' does. I have run this and 'fixmbr' but
still no joy.
As you say my choices seem to be limited and I think I will try
symantecs fixed fee phone support line before I give up.

Many thanks for your thoughts any way.


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samcol1995

Rik Bean
07-10-2005, 02:10 AM
samcol1995 Wrote:
> I have now managed to get the primary drive back to its original name
> and status, but when I check the partition it gives me the error code
> 1601. Symantecs web site suggests running 'chkdsk /f' which does not
> work on my pc but 'chkdsk /r' does. I have run this and 'fixmbr' but
> still no joy.
> As you say my choices seem to be limited and I think I will try
> symantecs fixed fee phone support line before I give up.
>
> Many thanks for your thoughts any way.

The one time I used them, they didn't charge, but they didn't have an
answer either. :(

I hope you have better luck.

Late thought: Your BIOS isn't set to lock the MBR against virus attack
is it? That would foul up and re-partioning exercise.


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Rik Bean


Partitionmagic woes