how to boot to dismounted NTFS partition?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by rockypierre, Feb 16, 2003.

  1. rockypierre

    rockypierre Guest

    Partition Magic reports error #1516 Partition improperly dismounted:

    "The partition dirty flag is set in a restart record in the journal file. This error may have been caused by a power failure or system crash while the Windows NT operating system was writing the partition.
    This problem can often be resolved by running CHKDSK /F on the affected drive."

    OK, but how do I run CHKDSK /F, since Win 2000 Professional will not boot?

    I can boot to DOS from a floppy, but DOS cannot see the NTFS partition. I CAN boot to the NTFS partition using Active@ Partition Recovery, but since I have no backup of the MBR, I cannot restore it.

    What I need to do is boot to the NTFS partition in DOS, then run CHKDSK /F. How do I do this?
  2. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    You should beable to boot from the CD, and select recovery from it. Then it will put you in DOS, so you can run CHKDSK /f.