Help! FAT fried

markprz

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Help! Here's what led me to this situation. After I installed the DetonatorXP drivers and attempted to run Quake III which I have on my second hard disk as D:, it caused my computer to freeze up. Eventually, all other options not working, I was forced to use the restart switch on the case. When I got back into Windows, it seems my D: partition is dead. The partition is listed as Unformatted, and the Linux partitions on the hard disk seem fine.

I coincidentally backed everything up about a month ago, but would really rather be able to get my current data back before having to restore it from the backup.

Am I out of luck?
 

markprz

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Actually, I just fixed it. :)
Seems with FAT32, a backup of the boot sector is automatically made. All I had to do was manually replace the damaged one with the backup using microsoft's Dskprobe utility.
 

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