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inpage operation error

by rboughtn / May 25, 2005 4:57 AM PDT


The short story is I have a 12G laptop hard drive that I am trying to get data off of as I could not boot or read the drive in the laptop. I have connected the drive as a slave to my desktop, which recognised it no problems. When I click on drive icon to try and see any data, it grinds away and then gives me an INPAGE Operation error. Any suggestions?

Cheers and thanks,


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That is worth reading a former discussion on this page.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2005 5:36 AM PDT
In reply to: inpage operation error

I see its still visible but the short version is Windows 2000 may indeed do that error if the volume is in less than pristine condition.

But how to get the data out? That was discussed as well and came down to 2 methods, both of which used the KNOPPIX CD. Since you can use Google, I won't duplicate the discussion about Knoppix and cut to the solutions.

1. Place the old drive as master on the secondary IDE channel and a FAT32 formatted volume as master on the primary with a slave CDROM drive. Boot up KNOPPIX and explore both drives and copy your files out.

2. Place the old drive as master on the primary IDE channel and the CDROM drive on the secondary, boot KNOPPIX and copy your files out to a network share. Hint: Noted at along with use of K3b

I offer NO CURE for the Windows 2000 fault. You can call it in to Microsoft Support if you wish, but the articles we used don't hold much hope.

Best of luck,


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Thankyou for your reply
by rboughtn / May 25, 2005 11:42 PM PDT

I will certainly try the solutions suggested. I will go and read the full knoppix discussions before asking any more ignorant questions. I will keep the forum up to date with the progress.

Thankyou kindly,


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why FAT32 and NTFS
by rboughtn / May 25, 2005 11:49 PM PDT


I am a curious individal and was wondering why you specifically suggest a FAT32 volume in the first solution.



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Because you can write FAT32 without being an
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2005 6:30 AM PDT
In reply to: why FAT32 and NTFS

"linux expert."

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hung-up while knoppix is scanning for hard disk and creating
by rboughtn / May 27, 2005 3:15 AM PDT

OK! I have knoppix and boots up fine if I don't have the laptop harddrive connected. When I do it tries to scan for harddisk partitions and the hard drive just seems to hangup and knoppix goes nowhere for a longtime. Eventually I get a message done.

Eventually knoppix starts but the partition created for the harddrive is not mountable. In other words I don't seem to be able to explore it.

Any clues or am I fried?



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Only if you don't have any backups.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2005 3:25 AM PDT
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