I'm looking for a way to clone and restore the beginning of an hard disk drive.
I'll quickly explain to you the context of why I'm trying to do such thing.
I used rawwrite on Windows to create some bootable floppy and it seems either I did a mistake either it has some bug: but in the end my computer hanged later in the night and refused to boot the OS since then.
I removed the SATA drive from my computer and plugged in on another computer only to notice that there is now only one 1.4MB FAT partition on my entire disk instead of some 300MB "SYSTEM" invisible partition and my two NTFS Windows and data partitions.
The fact that now my 320GB disk appears as a 1.4MB disk just after I used some image writer program to create a 1.4MB floppy can't be coincidental.
Using EaseUS Partition Recovery
on my "broken" disk I can tell my datas partitions are still there, intact, just after the damaged MBR and 300MB SYSTEM ones.
My computer is a HP laptop and I do have another laptop of the exact same model: thus I thought I could clone the MBR+SYSTEM partitions from this one and put them on my disk over the damaged partitions.
I can't find the right tool for that: can UBCD help?
Here is a snapshot of Partition Saving
listing partitions of the good/working disk: