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My buddy's laptop crashed then blue screened on reboot and won't boot now.I put his HDD in a external enclosure and found his drive has 2 partitions.The problem is his main partition is not accessible and locks my computer up when I try to access it but I can open the secondary partition fine. Any idea's for a fix,he has photos he wants to save.

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I also tried using my XP disk to try a repair install but it took like ten minutes to scan the disk and didn't see the existing OS.
Edited by jameskelsey - 12/19/08 at 9:22am
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The "main" partition may in fact be a recovery partition from the manufacturer. If so then you prob are not going to be able to do anything to it (other than delete it if you chose to do that). What is on the second partition?
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They're both 36 GB so it not a recovery partition,it's just the main partition with the OS and he never used the secondary one.
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Have you ran a chkdsk on the drive? If not then try that.
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Added some other info to first post.
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CHKDSK opens but won't run on the primary partition but ran fine on the secondary one.
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Does it give you an error?
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post #8 of 11
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Nope it just opens and starts but is then just froze.Is their a free program to restore or repair the MBR and partition table?
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Nope it just opens and starts but is then just froze. Is their a free program to restore or repair the MBR and partition table?
How long does it sit there froze before you stop it? If there are errors it may take longer than you think and you need to let it do its thing. you can boot from the windows disk to perform those task. but i looks like the HDD is having some bad sectors. Bad sectors will cause hang-ups when accessing the bad areas. the only way around that is to run a complete disk scan with and marking the bad sectors.
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post #10 of 11
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UPDATE

I used the recovery console to repair the MBR.Laptop still won't boot but if I use the HDD in the enclosure now I can see the C drive and open it.I can open the Document & Settings folder but when I try to open the user folder to get to the My Pictures folder in the My Documents folder the computer locks up.Tried several times,even in safe mode.Any suggestions?
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