[QUOTE="Lee"]\nOff topic but I'm a suffering ABit user ,\n\nAny help on where to begin would be precious right now.\n\nWas cloning a Win2kSP4 install to a new 80G HD. (Drive1)\n\nCreated 4 partitions with PartitionMagic8\nUsed DriveImage7 to mirror 3 partitions from Drive0 to Drive1\nThere were no errrors and all the files were accessible from the OS.\n\nLoaded 12Gs of backup files to the 4th partition.\n\nSwapped cables tried to boot and got ntoskrnl.exe error.\nBoot to Win2k CDROM; <map> showed my 4gig system partition as\nPartition2 instead of 1 and the 4th partition (a 36 gig storage) as\nPartition1 instead of 4.\n\nRan <fixboot> fromt he command prompt. Reboot. No joy.\nReboot ran <fixmbr> and aborted when warned of a "non standard MBR"\nModified "boot.ini" to boot to partition2 and the system booted.\n\nBut the storage partition is now a "12bit FAT" and of course has\nincorrect properties/free space/ etc and no visible files.\n\nThe WIn2k disk management console shows the partition as a "healthy"\n36 gig FAT vol but "properties" shows a 10 Mb vol with 3 Mb free.\n\nObviously the <fixboot> hosed the partition information.\n\nWhere should I go from here ? It seems a repair should be possible\nsomehow. Could it be a simple as changing the partition type to Fat32\n?\n\nI am not shure wht the <fixboot> cmd does or did to a MBR.\n\nA good partition recovery utility to reccomend ?[/QUOTE]\n\nI'd suggest a look&peep at the [comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage] NG ...\nuse Google Groups ... look for posts by [Sven] ...and/or [findpart]\nhe has developed a series of utilities to 'fathom' problems\nwith munged ptn tbls ... FAT & maybe NTFS\n\nHopefully, you're familiar with ptn tbl layouts, data fields , & ptn\ntype codes.\nMost all OSs use the same format, et al.\n\nIn the meantime, I'd suggest you discon the ribbon cbl to HD1 ...\nleave it off till you have a plan of 'attack' ...\nboot with what 'works' on HD0 .\n\nSorry I cant help further ... NT isnt my expert 'bag'.\nMaybe someday.\n\nGet 'back' if you run into a brick wall ...\nmite be some gimmicks to use on the ptn tbl\nif you can manage a "copy" of DOS710 and Gdisk.exe ...\n\nMe??\nI stick with W98, fat16/32(fat & vfat), gdisk.exe, & xxcopy.exe ...\n'that' I can manage to 'fix' , mostly ... maybe.\n\n\nQed.