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BAD FAT ON MY HD

By decelle ·
I have 2 hard drives of 12 gigs on my laptop.
A few weeks ago, My computer crashed. The hard disk would not boot. It seemed to be the fat. In command prompt only, I copied important data from the c:drive to the d:.

I then reformatted the c: drive and reinstalled Windows 98. Now windows 98 refuses to read my d: drive saying that it is not formatted or locked by a disk utility. It suggests i reformat the drive.

How do I recuperate my data before reformatting or losing it?

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by SyscoKid In reply to BAD FAT ON MY HD

I would guess one is FAT16 and one is FAT32. In My Computer right-click each drive and check the properties. If one is FAT16, click on Start. Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Drive Converter and convert it to FAT32.

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by decelle In reply to BAD FAT ON MY HD

The cL drive is Fat32 however, when i check the properties of the d: drive, I get Fat o bytes available 0 bytes used! Also, The Windows 98 is what I was running on before everything crashed and I am pretty sure it was fat 32

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by rwill In reply to BAD FAT ON MY HD

I would guess that one of the files you tranfered to the second hard drive has a courrupt command file or some other file. Try running a through scan disk on that drive also if you have Norton Utilities you can use it to find the corrupt file and repair, you may also want to run an anti-virus program and scan that drive also. if all else fails get a dos based drive copy program and then copy the drive and format it.

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by decelle In reply to BAD FAT ON MY HD

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by bjp56 In reply to BAD FAT ON MY HD

You can also probably try booting from a floppy and see if you can access drive /. If you can I would try copying the important files to the C drive and then try reforming the / drive. Remember though, if there is a problem with the file system, you may bring it to your C drive so I would stick to only transfering data files.

If this works you can then transfer the file back to the / drive

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by zlitocook In reply to BAD FAT ON MY HD

This sounds alot like a boot sector virus. It dont do much except mess with drives but thts bad enough. try down loading a good vscan boot disk and running it. But after that if you are ok with working on your computer, check the connections to the hard drives. See if they are loose or if the main board connections are ok.

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by decelle In reply to BAD FAT ON MY HD

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