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 Post subject: Trying to reformat & re-partition drive
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:39 pm 
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I made a mess of my Dad's netbook, and I'm trying to fix it up. I was using gparted to adjust the size of the partition and I think I accidentally typed in a number 9 instead of a 0.... honeslty I'm not sure what I might have done, but the machine is now stuck in a constant rebooting loop.

I have the re-install disks for XP Home, and I'll have an external CD drive tomorrow.

I have the UBCD ready to boot off a USB drive - but what tools should I use to repair any damage I've done to the drive? Is there anything I can do to diagnose with UBCD and discover why it's in this rebooting loop?

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 Post subject: Re: Trying to reformat & re-partition drive
PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:06 pm 
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well if you aren't afraid to lose data you can always just reformat the partition, that should fix it if all u messed up was partitioning


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 Post subject: Re: Trying to reformat & re-partition drive
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:17 pm 
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flyingsilverfin wrote:
well if you aren't afraid to lose data you can always just reformat the partition, that should fix it if all u messed up was partitioning


This post was placed over 5 months ago. Very unlikely that the original poster is around.

To answer tho, I would just reinstall with the XP discs after backing up the data from the drive with Parted Magic from UBCD disc.

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 Post subject: Re: Trying to reformat & re-partition drive
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:43 am 
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oops didn't see the date :wink:


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