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VFAT Device initialized failed

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by angelic31178, Sep 22, 2004.

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  1. angelic31178

    angelic31178 Thread Starter

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    my computer crashed, and I am trying to get it up and running. I have Win98-Gateway
    I got the message:
    A device or resource required by vfat is not present or is unavailable. VFAT can not continue loading.

    System Halted.

    I tried scandisk, and it stops at 15%

    Am I going to lose all my info on my comp?
    Can anyone help me???? please?? :p
     
  2. norton850

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    I think this article gives the simplest explanation of the problem and what to do about it.

    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000366.htm

    There is also info in the Microsoft Knowledge Base, but the solution is more difficult to follow.
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

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