Jaclaz, I did not change anything yet... ever. The 80h swapped spots by itself after restarting the computer.
Well, no, things don't get swapped by themselves, most probably you did not refresh the whatever you were viewing it with after the TESTDISK change,
I've tried this twice already with negative results. It takes like 6 hours to complete and nothing changes.
Well, no, usually TESTDISK asks what you want it to do, then reports something and then asks for a confirmation before doing potentially destructive things.
I need to know what happens, what TESTDISK reports, as I cannot see your screen from this distance
If you already ran it maybe that is the thing that created the problem.
Did you want to say row #1 in any of those lines above or are all changes in row #0?
third is row #1, but since the boot has already swithced all you want (eventually) to do is to chqnge the 07 of the hidden partition back to 12.
Let's try to sum up:
- the MBR DATA (the only thing that is actually needed for the moment) seems OK
- the first sector of the bootsector seems OK
- the first MFT entry ( the one on absolute sector 26774331) needs still to be checked
The only other things that may have gone "beserk" are:
- the other 15 sectors of the NTFS bootsector (possible, but unlikely)
- the MBR CODE (but that should be completely irrelevant)
For the 1st you can try repairing the bootsector with bootsect.exe.
For the 2nd you can restore a "standard" MBR with MBRFIX:http://www.sysint.no...ting/mbrfix.htm
OF COURSE, you should always make a backup of the things you are going to change (the two files you saved are already a backup, but you should also backup the other 15 sectors, i.e. access the partition, loading this time 16 sectors in Tiny Hexer instead of the default one, and do the Save as).
A seemingly stupid question, have you tried connecting that hard disk to another PC (or after having booted to another OS)?
Can it not be that you have something running (or in the Registry) that prevents the mounting of that partiton?