Hard Drive Partion / Partition Magic Problems

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nimble rabit

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I'd descrbe myself as somebody who understands computers just enough to really, really screw things up. This time I've managed to really mess up a partition on my hard drive (150 gigs) and now I have no idea how to fix it. I'll include as much information as I can, but if you need more just ask and tell me how to acquire it if applicable.

I partitioned my 300gig hard drive into 3 parts: 100gig ntfs, 75gig fat32, 150gig linux (don't remember the type). I realize that's not quite 300, but that's what I remember doing sorry. After a while I stopped using linux altogether and so I got rid of it from my bootloader and just ignored it. Then at one point I foolishly tried to use Partition Magic 8.0 to merge convert and merge it into my fat32 drive to make that one bigger. I did this without using safe-mode or anything just to make everything worse. As you can imagine it didn't work right.

Now I have C: D: and E: drives in My Computer but when I try to open or do anything to E: it says it's an invalid drive (C is the 100gig ntfs and D is the 75gig fat32). If I open Partition Magic's "Partition Tools" program these error messages pop up:
"Disk error(s) were detected on this drive. See the 'Errors:' list for more details."
"Disk geometry error(s) were detected on this drive."
"Partition error(s) were detected on this drive."

This is all the information output through Partition Info:

(I'm using Windows XP SP2)

PowerQuest PartitionInfo 8.0 -- Windows NT/2000 Version
Date Generated: 11/01/07 18:36:11
Copyright (c)1994-2002, PowerQuest Corporation
Permission is granted for this utility to be freely copied so long
as it is not modified in any way. All other rights are reserved.

PowerQuest, makers of PartitionMagic(r), Drive Image(tm), and DriveCopy(tm), can be reached at:
Voice: 801-437-8900
Fax: 801-226-8941
Web site: http://www.powerquest.com/support/
E-mail: [email protected]

General System Information:
Total Physical Memory (bytes): 2,146,938,880
Used Physical Memory: (bytes): 1,433,464,832
Maximum Page File Size: (bytes): 3,600,068,608
Current Page File Size: (bytes): 1,449,988,096



===========================================================================================================
Disk Geometry Information for Disk 1: 30401 Cylinders, 255 Heads, 63 Sectors/Track
System PartSect # Boot BCyl Head Sect FS ECyl Head Sect StartSect NumSects
===========================================================================================================
0 0 80 0 1 1 07 1023 254 63 63 204,796,557
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
0 0 80 0 1 1 07 12747 254 63 63 204796557
0 1 00 1023 0 1 0F 1023 254 63 204,796,620 283,595,445
Info: Begin C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
0 1 00 12748 0 1 0F 30400 254 63 204796620 283595445
204,796,620 0 00 0 0 0 0B 0 0 0 204,796,620 0
Info: Begin C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
204796620 0 00 12748 0 1 0B 12747 254 63 204796620 0
Error #120: Logical Drive chain extends toward start of drive.
Error #104: This partition unexpectedly contains no sectors.
204,796,620 1 00 1023 0 1 05 1023 254 63 358,394,085 129,997,980
Info: Begin C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
204796620 1 00 22309 0 1 05 30400 254 63 358394085 129997980
STORAGE 358,394,085 0 00 1023 1 1 0B 1023 254 63 358,394,148 129,997,917
Info: Begin C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
358394085 0 00 22309 1 1 0B 30400 254 63 358394148 129997917



===========================================================================================================
Partition Information for Disk 1: 238,472.7 Megabytes
Volume PartType Status Size MB PartSect # StartSect TotalSects
===========================================================================================================
C: NTFS Pri,Boot 99,998.3 0 0 63 204,796,557
E: ExtendedX Pri 138,474.3 0 1 204,796,620 283,595,445
EPBR Log 0.0 None -- 204,796,620 0
FAT32 Log 0.0 204,796,620 0 204,796,620 0
Error #114: Logical starting at 204796620 is not one head away from EPBR.
Unallocated Log 74,998.8 None -- 204,796,620 153,597,465
EPBR Log 63,475.6 204,796,620 1 358,394,085 129,997,980
D:STORAGE FAT32 Log 63,475.5 358,394,085 0 358,394,148 129,997,917


===========================================================================================================
Boot Record for drive C: (Drive: 1, Starting sector: 63, Type: NTFS)
===========================================================================================================
1. Jump: EB 52 90
2. OEM Name: NTFS
3. Bytes per Sector: 512
4. Sectors per Cluster: 8
5. Reserved Sectors: 0
6. Number of FATs: 0
7. Root Dir Entries: 0
8. Total Sectors: 0
9. Media Descriptor: 0xF8
10. Sectors per FAT: 0
11. Sectors per Track: 63 (0x3F)
12. Number of Heads: 255 (0xFF)
13. Hidden Sectors: 63 (0x3F)
14. Total Sectors (>32MB): 0 (0x0)
15. Unused: 0x80008000
16. Total NTFS Sectors: 204796556
17. MFT Start Cluster: 786432
18. MFT Mirror Start Clust: 12799784
19. Clusters per FRS: 246
20. Clusters per Index Blk: 1
21. Serial Number: 0x423C96DB3C96C975
22. Checksum: 0 (0x0)
23. Boot Signature: 0xAA55

===========================================================================================================
Boot Record for drive *: (Drive: 1, Starting sector: 204,796,620, Type: FAT32)
===========================================================================================================
1. Jump: 00 00 00
2. OEM Name:
3. Bytes per Sector: 0
4. Sectors per Cluster: 0
5. Reserved Sectors: 0
6. Number of FAT's: 0
7. Reserved: 0x0000
8. Reserved: 0x0000
9. Media Descriptor: 0x00
10. Sectors per FAT: 0
11. Sectors per Track: 0 (0x0)
12. Number of Heads: 0 (0x0)
13. Hidden Sectors: 0 (0x0)
14. Big Total Sectors: 0 (0x0)
15. Big Sectors per FAT: 0
16. Extended Flags: 0x0000
17. FS Version: 0
18. First Cluster of Root: 0 (0x0)
19. FS Info Sector: 0
20. Backup Boot Sector: 0
21. Reserved: 000000000000000000000000
22. Drive ID: 0x0
23. Reserved for NT: 0x00
24. Extended Boot Sig: 0x00
25. Serial Number: 0x00000000
26. Volume Name:
27. File System Type:
28. Boot Signature: 0xAA55

===========================================================================================================
Boot Record for drive D: (Drive: 1, Starting sector: 358,394,148, Type: FAT32)
===========================================================================================================
1. Jump: EB 58 90
2. OEM Name: MSWIN4.1
3. Bytes per Sector: 512
4. Sectors per Cluster: 64
5. Reserved Sectors: 34
6. Number of FAT's: 2
7. Reserved: 0x0000
8. Reserved: 0x0000
9. Media Descriptor: 0xF8
10. Sectors per FAT: 0
11. Sectors per Track: 63 (0x3F)
12. Number of Heads: 255 (0xFF)
13. Hidden Sectors: 358394148 (0x155CA924)
14. Big Total Sectors: 129997917 (0x7BF9C5D)
15. Big Sectors per FAT: 15867
16. Extended Flags: 0x0000
17. FS Version: 0
18. First Cluster of Root: 2 (0x2)
19. FS Info Sector: 1
20. Backup Boot Sector: 6
21. Reserved: 000000000000000000000000
22. Drive ID: 0x80
23. Reserved for NT: 0x00
24. Extended Boot Sig: 0x29
25. Serial Number: 0x42444675
26. Volume Name: STORAGE
27. File System Type: FAT32
28. Boot Signature: 0xAA55
Just so you know I'm 100% willing to format (if this thing is even salvagable), but only if I somebody can give me some instructions on how to not lose my data and transfer it easily back and forth.
 
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