[QUOTE=Womble;475508]OK. As found in the PowerQuest manual. Some info on what has happened.
If your computer fails during a PartitionMagic operation, you may see a partition that displays as PqRP or PQFLEX in the partition list in the main screen. PartitionMagic flags a partition with a PqRP file system and a PQFLEX label, so you know that the partition has been modified. You should assume that a PqRP partition is not stable. Contact PowerQuest technical support for help in recovering data from a PqRP partition.
If you own your copy then you can phone them up and they will solve your problems. If you don’t then read on and “hopefully” we can solve it.
PTEdit is a free download from PowerQuest. 400Kb
Info I have found,
Note: the file ptedit.exe can also be found in the \utility\dos directory on either CD.
** Warning: older versions of ptedit.exe cannot edit the boot record of hidden NTFS partitions. There are several versions of ptedit.exe that identify themselves as “Version 1.0”, so check the file date. Versions prior to the 10/22/1999 version (filesize 494,922 bytes) reportedly have this bug. If you are using an older version (and note PowerQuest has not updated their ftp site as of this writing), the solution to editing hidden NTFS boot records is simple: use ptedit.exe to change the partition type from “17” (hidden NTFS) to “07” (regular NTFS), then edit the boot record, then change the partition type back to “17”.
I am not sure if that will help you or confuse you.
Next all you need to do is run PTEdit and follow the instructions. So long as they are correct then everything should be fine. I havn’t used the program before so I can’t give really explict instructions to you.
Note. The program WILL NOT run in Windows XP not sure about 95,98,Me so you may have to drop into dos to run it. This means that you are going to need a boot disk.
Solution: Fixing a PQRP with PTEDIT
To fix a PQRP with PTEDIT:
Locate the PQRP (partition type 3C).
If the PQRP occurred on a logical partition, click “GoToEPBR” to locate the correct partition.
Click in the “Type” field associated with the 3C partition.
Click “Set Type.”
A list of available partition types is displayed.
Select the appropriate partition type (e.g., FAT32 if the partition type was FAT32 before the PQRP, etc.).
Save the changes and exit.
If the system does not boot properly at this point, run a directory listing (DIR) on the drive and make sure there are no “DYN_ROOT” entries. A “DYN_ROOT” indicates that the original root directory has been relocated but can, in most cases, be restored. If the directory listing appears as random ASCII code or unrecognizable characters, the partition is likely corrupt and cannot be recovered.
Note: If the root directory appears as a DYN_ROOT, do not SYS the drive. Modifications made to the drive while in this state can reduce the probability of recovery. Contact PowerQuest Technical Support for further assistance.[/QUOTE]
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