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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 ...
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    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:


    Code:
    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!!!!!

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    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.
    oz

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    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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