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Corrupt Fat32 and HDD not recognized

By newfdog_1 ·
Here's the problem
Windows ME OS locked up during a Norton scan. Upon reboot I received a FAT32 file corruption error message. However, the HDD is not recognized in Scandisk. I can find it in Fdisk but not with other dos commands. I need to recover the data off this currently unreadable drive before I wiping drive. What can I try? The drive is a 20Gb Fujitsu on an older AMD K6-2 system

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Corrupt Fat32 and HDD not recognized

by EDSDave In reply to Corrupt Fat32 and HDD not ...

Boot to a floppy and run FDISK/MBR from the prompt.

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Corrupt Fat32 and HDD not recognized

by newfdog_1 In reply to Corrupt Fat32 and HDD not ...

Thanks for the answer but that had previously been tried. Any other ideas? :)

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Corrupt Fat32 and HDD not recognized

by zlitocook In reply to Corrupt Fat32 and HDD not ...

If you can boot into safe mode, then run scandisk,
defrag and try a reboot. If that dose not work boot to a win98 boot disk and run scandisk from it. Select repair and continue.

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Corrupt Fat32 and HDD not recognized

by newfdog_1 In reply to Corrupt Fat32 and HDD not ...

C Drive cannot be recognized in anything other than fdisk. Scandisk runs from A but doesn't work. I cannot get into safe mode either. This drive seems to be destined for a wipe unless a solution is found. Thanks for the reply. :)

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Corrupt Fat32 and HDD not recognized

by cglrcng In reply to Corrupt Fat32 and HDD not ...

Sounds to me like it's infected w/ a virus (had 1 that did the same thing after it was infected w/ Klez & Elkern a cust. brought me a month ago). I tried everything, was a quarter inch away from reformatting the drive when I decided to run my NortonDisk Rescue set for AV in DOS only of course, it found the virus infected files and bam, after the repair I could not only see the drive but was back in business in a short time.

Downloaded AVG free, updated & cleaned up a wee bit of the registry....No reformat necessary @ all.

Good Luck!

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