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#1 Decetch

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 11:10 PM

Hi Everyone,

I have a problem with a HDD error that I hope someone can assist me with. I have three (3) HDD in my computer all of which are single partitions. The problem is with the D: drive that holds just data, not the operating system XP. The D: drive appears in the BIOS and in Windows Explorer. When I click on drive D: from Windows Explorer, I get the message "D: is not accessible. The disk structure is corrupt and unreadable." Also, when the computer boots it attempts to run CHKDSK on Drive D: but returns the message "Corrupt Master File Table - CHKDSK aborted"
If I use a Win98 boot disk to access FIXMBR will I be able get access to the D: drive to run FIXMBR and more importantly, will I be able to repair the file table and get access to the data on drive D:? Is this the correct way to tackle this problem or should I be trying something else?

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:03 AM

http://www.ntfs.com/quest14.htm

It rarely happens that MFT becomes corrupted. NTFS stores a copy of MFT that is called MFT mirror. If problem occurs, NTFS tries to synchronize these copies.
If the damage to MFT is serious, [...] you'll see "Drive cannot be accessed" message when trying to access the drive in Windows Explorer.
In this case we recommend you to use third party software, like Active@ UNERASER for DOS or Active@ File Recovery for Windows to access and save your files.


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Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:15 AM

Hi Broni,

Thanks for the prommt reply. I'll loook at third party software to hopefully correct the problem.

Just another quick question if I may. This might sound a bit nebulous, but do you have any guesses as to what might have caused the drive to end up in this condition? I'm just trying to prevent it happening in the future that's all.

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:17 AM

Possibly, that drive might have developed some permanent fault.
It'd be a good idea to check it out...

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...ive+diagnostic)
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.
For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=Serv...ties#diagnostic

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:25 AM

Hi Broni,

Thanks for your help. I'll give the diagnostics programs a run and see how I go from there.

Regards,

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