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I borrowed the external drive from my friend's father who has some really important stuff on it so I'm dead if it's lost. I wnet into Device Manager and disabled the RAID controller, and PM ran flawlessly! A crash seems to have messed up the partition table: when I try to start parition magic from within windows, I get an error: "Init failed. Stay logged in Sign up now! this contact form

We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below. Matt Matt SIW Everest (older PCs) Memory diagnostics mattman, #4 2005/09/23 brjoon1021 Inactive Thread Starter Joined: 2005/09/22 Messages: 9 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 76 Computer Experience: intermediate I still I would be tempted to copy the OS HDD to another, repartition it, then copy it back again (copy it to two other HDDs for the sake of peace of mind). Proposed broadband tax [CanadianBroadband] by thehammer86437.

Of course, with that drive disabled, I was not able to access it with Partition Magic.But, I believe that this isolates the problem to that drive. Anyway, do you have some advice or can suggest me what to? Then you reattach the good drive and boot up windows. I was about to trash my HD!!

We're a friendly computing community, bustling with knowledgeable members to help solve your tech questions. What now? After the checking of five hard drives the error >message still appears. > >Can someone please tell if the error message is bogus or if there is >really something wrong some Only (C:) and (G:) have any important data at this time. (C:) which has the OS and apps.

The PM8 install includes PTEDIT32.EXE that would allow an expert to fix things. Learn More. I do have Knoppix Linux and I do have the full XP pro SP2 disk. http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forum/helproom-1/init-failed-error-100-partition-magic-6-help-96740/ [email protected] alt.comp.hardware 18 07-13-2007 06:30 PM Re: error msg 4001 from partition magic socialspit alt.comp.hardware 0 09-17-2006 02:50 PM Re: error msg 4001 from partition magic Overclocked alt.comp.hardware 0 09-17-2006 02:50

The main drive, C: is on the motherboard controller, the disk is fine. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. What I would be concerned about with that many HDDs is if they are partitioned as extended logical drives. I was then able to start "Partition Magic".

click here for the 'error list' hue 00:36 03 Jul 03 Thanks crx1600,It's a bit late now for me to follow up on this but will look at it tomorrow. http://www.pcreview.co.uk/threads/error-100-from-partition-magic-8.3216996/ hue 20:42 02 Jul 03 Locked I have windows 98SE on my PC. This error occurs when a partition table violates the foregoing rule. Terms of Use Privacy Policy Licensing Advertise International Editions: US / UK India Log in or Sign up Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick

Someone has got to be able to read this and go, "oh.... weblink Member Login Remember Me Forgot your password? Of course, with that drive disabled, I was not able to access it with Partition Magic. Other things you may want to look at, since you have so many drives running, is cooling and power supply.

Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum. I went into the Windows Device Manager and disabled the drive with the erratic name. No, create an account now. navigate here Tweet Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page… Subscribe to this Thread… Search Thread Advanced Search Display Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode 10-21-2001,01:57 PM

Once I get everything moved off, it should be smooth sailing. Drive C also works ok in that I can open all apps, etc... dunno why not shadowman25, Sep 1, 2005 #5 Elvandil Joined: Aug 1, 2003 Messages: 51,988 Do you run chkdsk /f?

Thanks for all of your help! =o)One good thing, I just installed XP.

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While I was Thread Tools Search this Thread 04-19-2008, 01:59 PM #1 bokiopaki Registered Member Join Date: Apr 2008 Posts: 4 OS: Windows XP SP 2 Well here's Part way there, but I still need help But, I believe that this isolates the problem to that drive. All you have to do is get through the setup long enough to wipe the drive. his comment is here I went with a weekly full backup/ daily incremental backup scheme to another hard drive.

Sp5297, Sep 10, 2016, in forum: All Other Software Replies: 1 Views: 191 Oddba11 Sep 14, 2016 Thread Status: Not open for further replies. All due to bad non-Maxtor hard drives, but corrupt drives are not an unusual occurrance. (Odd that the WD and Seagate drive I've bought to replace the 'unreliable' Maxtor drives were