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By SashaBaer ·
It appears that the MFT is corrupt. I think that maybe the MFT is referencing itself as when I try booting to the partition the HDD just goes crazy. In Disk Administrator it shows up as an unknown partition. Gdisk which is similar to fdisk said thatthe partition has extended behind the end of the disk. Norton's Ghost says "NTFS Error: Error reading FILE_VOLUME MFT record". When I try to repair or re-install NT using the NT Setup disks I get a Blue Screen after inserting the 3rd disk. I have worked through Q153973 - Recovering NTFS boot sector on NTFS partitions, this enabled me to atleast assign a drive letter but I tried to run chkdsk I received an error that I should run chkdsk (good old MS error messages). There is also another partition on the drivewhich is FAT and this has not been effected at all.

Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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by Norton In reply to Corrupt NTFS partition

I have found that if your Primary Partition is FAT32 and you create another partition formatted to NTFS for dual booting, 9 out of 10 times the NTFS partition will go to buggery. i would like an answer to this one myself.
In frustration i have had to use one Physical drive for FAT and a 2nd for NTFS

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by wsande1 In reply to Corrupt NTFS partition

AS was stated earlier if you try to mix FAT32 with NTFS you WILL get corrupt tables. Here we use good old FAT16 and have no problems mixing with NTFS. This alos gives us the option of using DOS disks to format hard drives as well as fix user incurred problems.

NT doesn't really like FAT32 anyway and as long as you keep them on seperate drives there is no problem the problem comes into play when you mix these drive types on a single drive. There is an NTFS upgrade included in SR5. I haven't tried to use this NTFS and FAT32 yet. BUt, this may be the answer to the problem.

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by torield In reply to Corrupt NTFS partition

If you use a mixed environment ie NT + Win95/98, the order of installation is important. Install Win95 first with FAT32 partition.Later install NT w/ FAT partition and they should coexist pacifically...
MICROSOFT RECOMMENDS NOT HAVING NTFS AND FAT32 ON the SAME Drive !!!
When planning for multiple OS with NT , Microsoft precisely mentions to run NT on a
FAT partition if on the same physical disk.
Following this recommendation, you may need
to reinstall NT at this point.

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