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gale
17-03-2004, 09:57 PM
I have a computer which will not boot. Was working OK. Have tried using a rescue disk which tells me that the FAT or FAT32 is corrupted. Fdisk shows that there is not a DOS partition.
How do I establish the FAT without losing all the files?
Thanks
Gale

Jacob4165
17-03-2004, 10:06 PM
can you provide some information about the operating system (eg. windows xp) and file system you'r using (eg. fat32. ntfs)

Dolby Digital
17-03-2004, 10:08 PM
If you really want the files off it (and there is no guarantee that they will be recoverable), there are some companies that specialise in data recovery at a low level. Do a search in your favourite search engine for "data recovery" or similar.

gale
17-03-2004, 10:42 PM
It is a Win 98 P 100

tweak\'e
17-03-2004, 10:46 PM
do i take it that fdisk shows that there is no partition?

if so does the drive show up correctly in the bios?

gale
17-03-2004, 11:33 PM
Drive shows up correctly. Fdisk shows no partition

metla
17-03-2004, 11:35 PM
Drop the drive into another computer and use a program to try and do a raw recovery.

there is one available at www.download.com

gale
17-03-2004, 11:45 PM
Am trying to that now. Have downloaded a program GetDataBack.
Problems is the second computer recognizes the problem disk but freezes once windows is loaded.
Will post a messasge when all is going.
Thanks for all the help

PoWa
18-03-2004, 06:54 PM
You should really look at getting a program that will copy/recover the partitions from DOS. Booting into windows won't help things because it will detect the stuffed drive and not know what to do.