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Unable To Recover Master File Table

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#1 DavidWu007


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:17 AM

Greetings fellow members,


I have a Dell Studio 1735 running Vista Ultimate 32-bit.

I have an issue with my D:\ drive of my computer.

When I try to open it from [My Computer], it has a pop-up saying this:




Everytime I boot my laptop (after shutting down), it says that D:\ has a corrupt master file table and attempts to fix but  ALWAYS fails which is extremely annoying.


I try to run chkdsk in command prompt once logged on but to no avail: 




This problem came up out of nowhere.

I have limited knowledge on computers so I don't mess with any of the OS settings.


I don't think D:\ contains any valuable data.


Any help or advice is greatly appreciated!

Please and thank you.

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:41 AM

This may or may not work for you. Download Testdisk for Windows. Start the program as adminstrator and follow the steps shown here until you see the advanced option. Select Advanced  > Boot > Repair MFT


Make sure you are selecting your D drive and not your C drive. This is assuming you have two hard drives. If not, do not try the repair.



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