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Old 07-28-04, 07:15
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Default How to repair File Allocation Table?

Since yesterday my second hard disk (rack) is unreadable:
Seagate Barracuda 120GB/8MB, 1 hidden partition (empty), extendend partition with three FAT32 logical partitions, have been using it for archive and backup purposes for about 4 months.
Both disks are on 1st IDE channel, and CD-ROM and CD-RW on 2nd. Only the first disk contains operating system, namely Win98SE (P4 2.6, Abit IS-7).
Second disk cannot be read nor scanned, neither from Windows nor from DOS. There are no virus infections or registry problems.
I tried the following programs: Windows' Scandisk, Scandisk under DOS, Fix Disk (Fix-it Utilities), PartitionMagic8, AVG, F-Prot,...
It seems that each programs stops, when trying to read the File Allocation Table.

The question is: is there a program that can actually repair corrupted FAT?
(However, I'm afraid that disk developed bad sectors in which case they'll have to give me a new one).
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Old 07-28-04, 07:29
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Default Re: How to repair File Allocation Table?

try this
http://support.microsoft.com/default...NoWebContent=1
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Old 07-28-04, 15:42
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Default Re: How to repair File Allocation Table?

Thanks, I'll take a look.
Anyway, I returned that disk. They'll have to repair it or replace it with a new one.
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