NTFS disaster recovery

This is a discussion on NTFS disaster recovery within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; i hope that works out for you, i'm curious to find out if any data is still there after just ...

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    i hope that works out for you, i'm curious to find out if any data is still there after just repairing windows without using any file recovery tools... that data is still there, most of it anyway, but i have yet to see windows fix something so gracefully... good luck
    oh by the way do NOT just reinstall windows in the same partition and write over what's there, make sure you do the repair option (different than recovery console mind you) so that it doesn't reset that TOC on the ntfs partition. then if that doesn't work reinstall is the next best thing
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    Well, the main problem I had was that Win98 does NOT understand NTFS, and I couldn't boot from this CD-ROM, so I had to install Win98 first.
    Also, Win2K uses a different version of the NTFS, so data might become corrupted (mainly permissions).
    I doubt repairing the installation would do much good, because the problem was in the FAT of the partition, and spread a bit furhter. Seeing how broken some of the Windows drivers are, I doubt they would be able to repair this case.
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    ah, so now you're installing win2k? so your copy isn't bootable... well if you're gonna try any data recovery I'd try to do it before installing anything else. Then find another copy of 2k that is bootable or get the 4 floppies to boot it. the more you install the more you overwrite. and besides, you said the only thing you don't have backed up is that art file or whatever, so maybe just try to recover that and then reformat.

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    salut je suis de retour et je peux peu etre vous aidez
    si le win89 ne peux pas formatter c'est car il ne prend pas en compte le NTFS mais le winXP a fait une erreur car vous avez modifiez la taf(table alocation fichier)
    essayez donc de demarrer votre pc avec une disquette ms-dos
    puis lancer la commande fdisk
    formattez votre disque en fat16
    pui vous pouvez installer win89 correctement

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    dude, that's lame
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    Quote Originally Posted by enjoy
    puis lancer la commande fdisk
    formattez votre disque en fat16
    pui vous pouvez installer win89 correctement
    To the ones that don't understand french, s/he's saying (more or less) that I should go to MS-DOS and format ont FAT16 so I can install Win98.
    Enjoy, please post in English, this is a forum in English.
    And the problem was that Win98 DID format the drive so that it could install itself.
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