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Corrupted FAT??

By chrisss ·
A few weeks ago I bought the Archos Jukebox 6000 wich is an mp3-player and a portable harddisk at the same time. In fact it is an "ordinary" portable harddisk which can be connected via USB to the PC and accessed like a normal harddisk. It simply has a little hardware add-on that enables the device to play mp3's autonomously.
Recently I encountered the following problem:

After turning it off while the mp3-player was playing the display (containing not only mp3-files but also normal data files) showed a message that stated that the harddisk was empty (of course after turing it on again). And after connecting the player/harddisk to my PC via USB, the PC tells me that the harddisk is unformatted.
Both can not be true, of course, because it was formatted and not empty before (it worked!). I had this problem once in the past and I was only able to solve it by formatting the harddisk. Of course this leads to a loss of the data - this time I would like to avoid that.

I assume that the FAT was corrupted as I turned it off while it was still playing.
But this may not be the true reason. Does anyone have an idea, either how to recover the FAT or how to recover the data in an other way?

Thank you very much in advance!

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by mdelyea In reply to Corrupted FAT??

You might try using pqmagic to restore the MBR or if you have an adaptor to connect laptop HDs to IDE you can install the HD as the only drive on your system then boot to a bootable floppy that has FDISK on it and enter FDISK/MBR to restore the master boot record.

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