Invalid system disk, invalid media type

Invalid system disk, invalid media type

Post by wohnungzim » Thu, 28 Aug 2003 00:25:02


y,

OS: Windows98SE
Ver: 4.10.2222

Did Scandisk in Safe Mode. Did then a break with "abort"
Everything still worked fine. Worked with several files.
Afterwards I restarted scandisk.

Scandisk then shows approximately the following message:

"FAT1 and FAT2 are not identical. FAT1 has less errors than FAT2.
Would you like to
overwrite FAT2 with FAT1 to solve this problem? Yes

Scandisk proceeded. Later I manually broke down scandisk again with
"abort", cause
it lasts so long.

Since that time Windows98SE do not want to start anymore. I have to
boot with
a Windows98Se boot-disk to get at least in Real Mode.
I can call on the C:\ prompt but without having access to drive C:
Drive D: I can read without any problems.

However I get the following error messages when trying to access drive
C:

On booting from hard disk: "invalid system disk. Replace the disk and
press any key"
On reading from drive C: "invalid media type reading drive C:" or
"error in INT24"

Following solutions I already tried unsuccessfully:

1) Reinstall of Windows

"invalid media type reading drive C:"

2) Scandisk

3) Scandisk /mount c:

"Scandisk cannot find Drivespace-Volume C:\DBLSPACE.000"

4) sys a: c: oder sys c:

5) fdisk/mbr

6) different "system" and "total space" info in using two fdisk
programs:

a) fdisk from Microsoft - display current partition information:

current fixed disk drive:1
Partition Status Type Volume Label MB System Usage
C:1 A PriDOS 8166 Unknown 60%
2 ExtDOS 5428 40%
total disk space is: 13594 MB

Display logical DOS Drive Information:
Drv Volume Label MB System Usage
D: Sicherung 5428 FAT32 100%
Total extended DOS partition size is: 5428 MB

b) fdisk from FreeDOS - display current partition information

current fixed disk drive:1
Partition Status Type Volume Label MB System Usage
C:1 A PriDOS 8166 FAT32 L 60%
2 ExtDOS 5428 Ext. LBA 40%
total disk space is: 13602 MB

Display logical DOS Drive Information:
Drv Volume Label MB System Usage
D: Sicherung 5428 FAT32 100%
Total extended DOS partition size is: 5428 MB


7) Checking for CIH-virus with program FIX-CIH.exe

8) Norton Disk Doctor / rebuild
a) There are no DOS partitions on harddisk 1. Do you want NDD
to
search for DOS partitions and rebuild the Partition Table?
"YES"-click

b) Partition Search
A 7,97 DOS partition was found
Do you want to revive this partition? Yes
A 5,30 DOS partition was found
Do you want to revive this partition? Yes
Finished searching entire harddisk 1 for DOS partitions

c) Partition information has been changed. Restart and run NDD
for
diagnosis and repair.

d) Computer Restart

e) After Restart:
"Diagnose Disk"
"Select Drives to Diagnose"
a: 1,44 M floppy disk
c: 15,9 M 1st hard disk
d: 5,3 G 1st harddisk

f) Error on drive C: Invalid Disk Table in Boot Record
"The boot r
 
 
 

Invalid system disk, invalid media type

Post by Don Philli » Thu, 28 Aug 2003 05:49:00


[ MUCH SNIPPED BELOW ]


This is not surprising:


This says there was a compressed drive on C: and
you have lost one of its partitions. Win95 and Win98
DBLSPACE was always the most vulnerable feature
of Windows disk management, avoided by
experienced users.

. . .

You appear to have destroyed all the
data on your hard drive. You may have
destroyed the drive's ability to function
in future. Using FDISK will guarantee
you have lost all data.

 
 
 

Invalid system disk, invalid media type

Post by PCR » Thu, 28 Aug 2003 13:20:04

sure think it's gone & lost forever, even to the FBI! Even before an
FDISK...

.......Start......of quote of Glee..........
What error caused Scandisk to be unable to complete? Sounds like you may
have hard drive problems. Download the diagnostics for your brand of
hard drive, and run them from a bootable floppy to check the drive.

If you can't determine the brand of your drive, you can use Seagate's
SeaTools and run the generic tests for all drives, rather than the tests
for Seagate drives. Seagate SeaTools:
http://download.microshopper.com/hardware/disks/seagate/seatoold.exe
or
http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/B7a.html
Installation instructions:
http://www.ontrack.com/dataadvisor/downloadinfo.asp
error codes:
http://www.seagate.com/support/npf/seatools/st_error_index.html

Other diags for specific brands:
Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools:
http://support.wdc.com/download/
Quantum/Maxtor PowerMax:
http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/powermax.htm

...glen
--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
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| > "berthold" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
| > news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
| > [ MUCH SNIPPED BELOW ]
| >
| > > Scandisk then shows approximately the following message:
| > >
| > > "FAT1 and FAT2 are not identical. FAT1 has less errors than FAT2.
| > > Would you like to
| > > overwrite FAT2 with FAT1 to solve this problem? Yes
| > >
| > > Scandisk proceeded. Later I manually broke down scandisk again
with
| > > "abort", cause it lasts so long.
| > >
| > > Since that time Windows98SE do not want to start anymore
| >
| > This is not surprising:
| >
| > > Following solutions I already tried unsuccessfully:
| > > 3) Scandisk /mount c:
| > >
| > > "Scandisk cannot find Drivespace-Volume C:\DBLSPACE.000"
| >
| > This says there was a compressed drive on C: and
| > you have lost one of its partitions. Win95 and Win98
| > DBLSPACE was always the most vulnerable feature
| > of Windows disk management, avoided by
| > experienced users.
| >
| > > 8) Norton Disk Doctor / rebuild
| > > a) There are no DOS partitions on harddisk 1. Do you want
NDD
| > > to
| > > search for DOS partitions and rebuild the Partition
Table?
| > > "YES"-click
| > . . .
| > > f) Error on drive C: Invalid Disk Table in Boot Record
| > > "The boot record contains a table that describes
the
| > > logical
| > > characteristics of your disk, including the total
| > > number of
| > > sectors."
| > >
| > > "Correct this situation ONLY if you ar unable to
| > > access drive
| > > C: properly. Please note that this repair may
take a
| > > long
| > > time on large FAT 32 drives."
| > >
| > > "Do you want to correct it?" YES
| > >
| > &g