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Lost FAT

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nirvananow, Apr 17, 2008.

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  1. nirvananow

    nirvananow Thread Starter

    Apr 7, 2008
    I left an ISO disk with an imcomplete copy of Win XP in my disc drive and forgot it was there, so when it rebooted itself (yeah - ITSELF) It totally messed up my system.
    I now seem to have lost my FAT table for drive C. I was upgrading from Win 98. I put in the Emergency Boot Disk for Win 98, but it just tells me there is no FAT on the hard drive anymore. OK, so I loaded my Partition Magic rescue disks, and UNpartitioned Drive C, made it primary, and active - but it still won't boot. :eek:
    I've tried Boot Magic also to no avail, nothing seems to be working. I really really don't want to Fdisk, or Format, as I have a ton of mp3's on this drive (2600) . and a moderate amount of backup. The programs I can re-load, not that big-a-deal, just LOTS of time wasted... (n)
    I had Norton Ghost, but I don't think I have any recent backups...I know STUPID me!
    Need more INFO? I will gladly quick reply.
  2. KablooieXL


    Feb 6, 2007
    I believe there are some packages out there that will still be able to retreive data after something like that has happened... I think one is called "FAT Partition Undelete". Perhaps that would work? It's not free tho...
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