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Corrupted FAT, Win98SE

By agyedu.md ·
Running Win 98SE, hanging up with a blinking cursor. Have tried Sys C: command, used Hard Drive Mechanic Deluxe to isolate the problem to corrupted FAT (running FAT 32).
When I boot the system with Win 98 boot disk, C: has some files, but is not readable in English just some funny letters like Greek symbols, the other partitions D & E is readable in English. However, when I boot with boot disk from Ontrack SystemSuite, C files is perfectly readable, except my CDRom is not accessible.
(a) Howcould I fix the FAT.
(b) Can someone also point me in the right direction as to how I can move/copy my valuable data files from this hard drive before reformatting.
Please help, I have over 4 years of business info on this hard drive. Thanks in advance.

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Corrupted FAT, Win98SE

by tysonmathews In reply to Corrupted FAT, Win98SE

Had this last week
in dos w/ boot disk in type
fdisk /mbr

then reboot.
in dos also you can do
youll be at the A:>
type
A:>
>cd myfiles
>C:
C:>copy c:\windows\myfiles\*.* \myfiles
cd is create directory
a simp[le or C: is change current drive
*.* is any and all files in that director so you can take importand files and copy to C:/myfiles or what have you.
Then you copy the files from that directory to the created folder on

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by jdhouck In reply to Corrupted FAT, Win98SE

Oops.
CD is Change Directory
MD is Make Directory

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