Unreadable master file table want to repair to retreive data

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Unreadable master file table want to repair to retreive data

#1 Post by clstech » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:49 am

I have a drive that showed a Windows error of "Unreadable master file table". I used UBCD to run Seatools on the Maxtor drive and the short and long test both failed.

Any suggestions on how to fix/repair this drive so I can get the data off would be very appreciated.

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#2 Post by Icecube » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:52 am

Run the following from the recovery console:

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chkdsk /f
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#3 Post by Victor Chew » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:09 pm

If both the long and short tests fail, it sounds like there is some hardware error with the HDD.

Normally, I would send it in for replacement if it is still under warranty.

The data recovery is gonna be quite tricky....

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