Harddrive screwed!

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  1. parvo99

    parvo99 New Member

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    I woke up yeseterday to find a nice blue screen on my XP machine. Anyways, I tried to reboot and got a disk read error. To make a long story short, I messed with the MBR, and it went from an NTFS, to a FAT partition, and nothin was readable. I reloaded a new harddrive, and tried to read the old one, but it doesn't show any files. Am I screwed, or is there a way to change it so it's recognized as an NTFS partition again, so I can read the files?
     
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    going NTFS -> FAT32 is retarded in the 1st place.

    you (more then likely) overwrote the file system info (F.A.T.) and lost everything.

    if ur daring, u can re-convert it to NTFS in 2k or xp by going to console and typing:

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    C:\> CONVERT  D:  /fs:ntfs
    
    D: being ur old hdd, use whatever letter is assigned to it.

    u may be able to do it in a recovery console...
     
  3. parvo99

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    I didn't mean to change the partition info. I put in the XP install cd and tried to do a "repair", and it asked if I wanted to restore the MBR, so I said yes. When I got the new hard drive installed and hooked up my old one as a slave, I noticed that it was recognized as a fat file system. I tried the "convert" command. Didn't work. Said I didn't have enough space? It's a 40gb hard drive, and it shows as a 40gb hard drive, but the fat info says it's 10gb with 7gb used...
     

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