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    Default Recover corrupt partition

    I ghosted a drive with bad sectors to a good drive, but the partition is corrupt

    It starts booting windows so I thought I would be able to do a windows repair, but the windows setup CD sees it as unknown partition type.

    What are my options for recovering the data? It would be great if I could get the current windows install booting, but I realise that is a long shot.

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    Default Re: Recover corrupt partition

    Can you use the Windows disk to get into the recovery console on that partition? If so, try doing a chkdsk /p or /r and a fixboot, fixmbr.

    If none of that works, try a repair reinstall again, sometimes doing the chkdsk and fixmbr etc will allow the XP setup to recognize the partition.
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