HELP! plZzz Partition Magic error #110, 105. Vista cannot locate harddrive


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Nodame

I just got my Dell Vostro and the first thing I do is running Partitio
Magic 8.0 to try to do a partition on my hard drive. The compute
originally has three partitions: Dell Utility Partition(32MB), Recover
Partition (40G)and Vista Partition(200G). When I run Partition Magic i
gave error #110 "table number of sectors is inconsistent", and i
offered a 'fix' by resetting the table number of sectors of the drive
I clicked OK, but then after that, it then have error #105 "Partitio
starts on wrong boundary" and it could not detect any hard driv
available to partition.

Even worse, after I left Partition Magic 8.0 I cannot start Window
Vista anymore and I cannot run any Recovery options provided. I canno
run the Restore to Factory. The computer is no longer able to locat
the hard drive after Partition Magic do that 'fix', I sincerely do no
know how to solve this problem.

Any suggestions and help will be greatly appreciated
 
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Richard Urban

Partition magic 8.0 is NOT compatible with Windows Vista partitioning. By
using the program you likely destroyed the hard drive structure by allowing
this incompatible program to perform repairs.

At this point you are likely going to have to perform a system recovery
using the methodology suggested by the computer manufacturer.

BTW, I have seen this before - when Vista was still in beta. Quite a few
people ran into the same problem.
 
M

Malke

Nodame said:
I just got my Dell Vostro and the first thing I do is running Partition
Magic 8.0 to try to do a partition on my hard drive. The computer
originally has three partitions: Dell Utility Partition(32MB), Recovery
Partition (40G)and Vista Partition(200G). When I run Partition Magic it
gave error #110 "table number of sectors is inconsistent", and it
offered a 'fix' by resetting the table number of sectors of the drive.
I clicked OK, but then after that, it then have error #105 "Partition
starts on wrong boundary" and it could not detect any hard drive
available to partition.

Even worse, after I left Partition Magic 8.0 I cannot start Windows
Vista anymore and I cannot run any Recovery options provided. I cannot
run the Restore to Factory. The computer is no longer able to locate
the hard drive after Partition Magic do that 'fix', I sincerely do not
know how to solve this problem.

Any suggestions and help will be greatly appreciated.

As Richard said, you hosed the drive by using an incompatible partitioning
program. Since you apparently didn't make physical recovery disks and of
course the Dell recovery image on the hard drive is gone, your only
recourse at this point is to contact Dell tech support and get replacement
recovery media.

You might also consider purchasing an imaging program like Acronis True
Image and an external hard drive. After you get your Dell restored to
factory condition, image it and store the image on the external drive. That
way you can play around as much as you like and easily get back to where
you were.

Malke
 
R

ray

I just got my Dell Vostro and the first thing I do is running Partition
Magic 8.0 to try to do a partition on my hard drive. The computer
originally has three partitions: Dell Utility Partition(32MB), Recovery
Partition (40G)and Vista Partition(200G). When I run Partition Magic it
gave error #110 "table number of sectors is inconsistent", and it
offered a 'fix' by resetting the table number of sectors of the drive. I
clicked OK, but then after that, it then have error #105 "Partition
starts on wrong boundary" and it could not detect any hard drive
available to partition.

Even worse, after I left Partition Magic 8.0 I cannot start Windows
Vista anymore and I cannot run any Recovery options provided. I cannot
run the Restore to Factory. The computer is no longer able to locate the
hard drive after Partition Magic do that 'fix', I sincerely do not know
how to solve this problem.

Any suggestions and help will be greatly appreciated.

Well, since the experts agree that it's probably beyond help, I'd suggest
the following before you throw in the towel.

Boot a Linux Live CD. Start a terminal window and run 'sfdisk' - it will
look through the disk and make a guess as to where the partitions were.
If this looks reasonable, then 'sfdisk' may be able to reset the
partitions the way they originally were. If that is successful, then you
could try 'gparted' to repartition.
 
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