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By simon.day ·
Hi all,


Does anyone know of a free utility that I can use to repair a Hard Disk's file allocation Table.

I need to replace the current FAT with a previous one.


ps the Partitions are all NTFS


Your help will be appreciated


Simon Day

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by Krunch In reply to File Allocation Tables

Simon,

Check out this site - if you don't find anything helpful let me know - I've got others in mind.

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Utilities/Disk_Maintenance_and_Repair_Utilities/

Cheers

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by Robert Schommer In reply to File Allocation Tables

Just a comment, but there is no FAT on an NTFS partition. There is an MFT or Master File Table.

The answer for your predicament may well be found in the following MSKB article. Just paste the following line to your browser.

MSKB Q153973

Good Luck

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by CrimeDog In reply to File Allocation Tables

Simon,
The DOS DEBUG utility that comes with the OS can be used to repair...if you understand how the FAT is constructed. Your best option there is to research what information to expect in which sector. It can be tedious, however, I just repaired a defective root directory this past weekend, saving myself loads of grief.

Contact me if you need more assistance.

Regards,
Sam Norris

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by jaypee1800 In reply to File Allocation Tables

dear simon,
i think you can run the scandisk
to repair your complaints and surely windows file system is different from nt file system
thank u,
jacob.

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