I can't help specifically with your booting problem now;
(and may not be able to at all), but let's start with
a little background information to see what you're working
How many physical disk drives are installed in the computer?
Do you have access to a USB drive, USB pen-drive, or a network?
Did you backup your system before running PM?
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your Linux skills?
Do you have UBCD 3.2? Is it the Full version (with Insert)?
Before attempting to repair your problem, you're going to want
to get a backup, at least of your data files so the situation
does not go from bad to disastrous. By answering the questions
above we'll be able to see what you have to work with in order
to accomplish the backup and can advise how to do it.
Once you have your data safely tucked away, we can look at
your MBR/partition issues.
As far as I'm aware, Active Partition Recovery will only recover
a partition you've saved, and that of course, must be a non-corrupt
copy of your MBR.
I'll check back later tonight to see what you say.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JFTM [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 4:45 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: IS UBCD RIGHT FOR ME?
> CAUSE I DIT IT FROM WINDOWS AND IT WONT BOOT WINDOWS... I
> DONT HAVE PARTITION MAGIC BOOT DISK.
> I FOUND MY PROBLEM IS GETTING BIGGER... SOME PART OF THE WIN
> PARTITION (WHERE BOOT INFO IS STORED I GUESS) IS CORRUPT SO I
> CANT MAKE IT BOOTABLE.
> I ALSO CHEQUED THE MBR AND I THINK I MESSED UP. HOW CAN I
> RECOVER MY INFO FROM THE WIN PARTITION? IVE USED ACTIVE
> PARTITION RECOVERY BUT I CANT WRITE A PARTITION IMAGE TO THE
> SAME FISICAL HD. ALSO IF I MANAGE TO DO THAT HOW CAN I
> RESTORE THE PARTITION WITHOUT RESTORING THE CORRUPT SECTORS.
> THE LAST THINK IVE TIED IS TO INSTALL LINUX IN ANOTHER
> PARTITION SO I CAN ACCESS THE OTHER PARTITION FROM THERE AND
> RECOVER SOME FILES BUT IT WOULD NOT BOOT FROM LINUX NEITHER.
> THATS WHY I THINK I MESSED SOMETHING IN THE MBR.
> I DESPERATED!!!!! [Evil or Very Mad] NEED SOME HELP PLEASE!!!!