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27-Feb-2008, 04:24 PM #1
Exclamation A corrupted .pst file in Outlook 2007?
I start up my outlook and it will not read my .pst file, and i get an error like this:

I read on another forum to run the scanpst.exe. I run this and i get this error message at 9% in phase 1:


the log reads:
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Microsoft (R) Inbox Repair Tool
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp 1995-1996. All rights reserved.

**Beginning NDB recovery

**Attempting to open database

**Attempting to validate header

**Attempting to validate AMap

!!AMap page @2129150976: PTYPE mismatch (read 00, expected 84)
!!AMap page @2129150976: BID mismatch (read 0, expected 7EE84400)

!!AMap page @2129404928: PTYPE mismatch (read 00, expected 84)
!!AMap page @2129404928: BID mismatch (read 0, expected 7EEC2400)

!!AMap page @2129658880: PTYPE mismatch (read 00, expected 84)
!!AMap page @2129658880: BID mismatch (read 0, expected 7EF00400)

!!AMap page @2129912832: PTYPE mismatch (read 00, expected 84)
!!AMap page @2129912832: BID mismatch (read 0, expected 7EF3E400)

!!AMap page @2130166784: PTYPE mismatch (read 00, expected 84)
!!AMap page @2130166784: BID mismatch (read 0, expected 7EF7C400)

!!AMap page @2130420736: PTYPE mismatch (read 00, expected 84)
!!AMap page @2130420736: BID mismatch (read 0, expected 7EFBA400)

!!AMap page @2130674688: PTYPE mismatch (read 00, expected 84)
!!AMap page @2130674688: BID mismatch (read 0, expected 7EFF8400)

!!AMap page @2130928640: PTYPE mismatch (read 00, expected 84)
!!AMap page @2130928640: BID mismatch (read 0, expected 7F036400)

**Attempting to validate BBT
the outlook.pst is 2,083,217 kb

any ideas of what i need to do to get it working again?
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27-Feb-2008, 06:34 PM #2
Try running scandisk on the drive then scanpst - or maybe copy it to another drive and try the repair from there.
I do remember there used to be a 2gb ceiling on pst files but don't know if that is the same under 2007? Have a look here anyway http://computerbits.wordpress.com/20...look-pst-file/

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27-Feb-2008, 09:46 PM #3
were is scandisk in vista?
i went in My Computer->C->Properties->Tools
Error-Checking->Check Now

it restarted performed check and the scanpst still has same error in same position
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28-Feb-2008, 04:27 AM #4
oops! Vista doesn't have it - goto a command prompt (in elevated mode) and run chkdsk
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28-Feb-2008, 11:43 AM #5
how do i get to a command prompt and whats elevated mode ?
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28-Feb-2008, 01:38 PM #6
Elevated mode is like using XPs 'run as' with the Administrators credentials

Here's a good shortcut way to do it...
Press the Win key, type cmd, press Ctrl+Shift+Enter, press Alt+C to confirm the elevation prompt
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28-Feb-2008, 03:00 PM #7
i ran a chkdsk and heres the output
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Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

233596927 KB total disk space.
111118912 KB in 206048 files.
111928 KB in 26096 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
564423 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
121801664 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
58399231 total allocation units on disk.
30450416 allocation units available on disk.
i still get the same error at the same time in the inbox checker
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28-Feb-2008, 06:07 PM #8
OK I ain't tried this but may be worth a shot - use a copy of the pst just in case
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=296088
Not sure if it will even work - but I reckon it's worth a shot
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28-Feb-2008, 06:30 PM #9
well i tried copying and pasting the file and i get this error


but i went ahead and tried to trim the pst with the program on the link u sent me and i get this error at 80%


is there any way i can maybe rescue just my contacts? the rest of the stuff i could bare to loose. But the contacts are important
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