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    Hard Drive problem

    I have a Diamondmax Plus 9 which i store in an external case and it connects to my computer through USB port. It currently has 2 partitions on it. Ever since i made a third partition on it: NTFS 32K cluster size, it has seemed to have screwed up and fails to boot each time. How do i stop the 3rd partition from booting up or get rid of the 3rd partition without affecting the other 2 because of valuable data?

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    Welcome to HWC.

    I would switch it to slave, connect it to another pc and then delete the other partition from inside the OS. If windows Xp that would be by going to the control panel, then administrative tools, then select computer management, storage and disk management. Then select the appropriate drive and then delete the partition. Then I would save the needed data disconnect the drive and try to boot from it again, after changing it back to the appropriate settings.

    Somone else might have a simpler solution. Good luck.
    If no questions are asked, no answers can be given.

    Heatware

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    Nope no good. As soon as the third partition gets booted up it crashes my computer with an error message about NTFS.sys. Is there any other solutions please.

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    When you have it hooked up as a slave, as deldd suggested, can you boot the host computer up in safe mode and try getting to disk management that way?

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    Is this addressing the error message you are getting?

    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Oper..._20608326.html

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    yeah i think that's the error message i'm getting. Its that blue screen but i can't even boot anything up with the faulty hard drive in use.

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    blue screen:
    A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

    The problem seems to be caused by the following file: ntfs.sys

    PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

    Technical Information:
    ***STOP: 0x00000050

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    Originally posted by sparda_gm
    ...
    PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

    Technical Information:
    ***STOP: 0x00000050

    You can see if the following assists: LINK
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    Thx alot guys, you've really been alot of help.
    That error i had required me to install a new Windows XP on FAT32 partition and change the ntfs.sys in the c:\Windows\System32\Drivers to ntfs.old so that it doesn't boot up that file. Therefore allowing me access to the hard drives without NTFS operational.

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