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  1. #1

    Unhappy Recover Partition Table

    Hi guys,

    I'm having a hard time trying to recover a partition from a friend's computer.

    What i'm trying to do? recover the partition so i can rescue all the files in there.

    My Issues?
    - Windows does not start at all.
    - When running ubunto from the CD and running this command from the shell i get:

    sudo fdisk -l
    Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 5
    Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 5
    Warning: ignoring extra data in partition table 5
    Warning: invalid flag 0x518b of partition table 5 will be corrected by w(rite)
    Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/tracks, 14593 cylinders
    Units = cilynders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Device     Boot Start     End        Blocks   id  System
    /dev/sda1           1        8       64228+    6  FAT16
    /dev/sda2    *      9     4186     33559785    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/sda3        6383    14594     65961819    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5    ? 250909   143383  1283776687+   84  OS/2 hidden c: drive
    Im trying to get all the files from /dev/sda3 (which is the partition with 70GB)

    I have tried searching from all the forums with no luck.
    I'm desperate here!
    plz help!!!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Welcome to the forums!

    You could try downloading the Parted Magic LiveCD and running TestDisk to recover your partition tables.

    Hopefully it will work for you.

  3. #3
    Linux Guru D-cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Bounce between Dover, NH - Shapleigh, ME
    Interesting. A type 84 is a Suspend to Disk partition as far as Windows is concerned. That is a large partition for that use. I'm thinking that...

    1) it's mislabeled
    2) it's encrypted
    3) It's wrapped by the Logical Disk Manager

    In cases 2 and 3, you may need to use Windows tools to recover the files. You mighthave better luck with the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows.

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