Can't delete partition



tschwicht
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
Windows started to shut down out of no where on me. Now when it boots it will
give a quick message stating the partition is messed up. I have tried my
system recovery disks that were issued with my compaq laptop, and it says
that it can't delete the partitions. I load knoppix linux from cd, and can
mount the hard drive and read from it, but it's read only. I've used a linux
boot disk, and tried using both fdisk and cfdisk to delete the partition,
wrote to the partition tables, and it just keeps coming back. I cannot delete
the partition and windows won't load. I've tried to f8 and boot to command
prompt, but it gives me an error messge (don't have it accessible to me as
i'm at work, but it scrolls something like this with a bunch of different
files

disk(0)partition(0)c:\windows\filename.ext

Because I can mount the HDD and access files from it I don't believe it is
shot. Any suggestions on how I can get it to work?


Can't delete partition