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file system not found, I think

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Anonymous
April 28, 2005 4:50:40 PM

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I accidentally started reformatting the drive in my laptop looking for
tools to fix the driver for my cd-rw, like chkdsk or others. It did 10%
as soon as i pressed the button. I know i am very dumb. I think the file
system is messed up. I tried chkdsk /r , fixboot, and fixmbr. Nothing is
working. How can i recover from this without a fresh install of windows
or at least recover the data from the hard drive. Also i tried
c:\>bootcfg /scan it says "Failed to successfully scan disks for
Windows installations this error may be caused by a corrupt file
system, which would prevent Bootcfg from succesfully scanning. Use
chkdsk to detect any disk errors.". c:\> CHKDSK says "The specified
drive is not valid, or there is no disk in the drive." Please help.


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pgubz420

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Anonymous
April 28, 2005 4:50:41 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

You can't, with the limited tools you have available. There are data
recovery specialists who can recover your data, but they are terribly
expensive.

Look at it this way...you have learned two valuable lessons:

1. ALWAYS have a backup of your data (even more important on a laptop).

2. Before trying to "fix" anything, see Rule #1.

Bobby



"pgubz420" <pgubz420.1o7lpn@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
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>
> I accidentally started reformatting the drive in my laptop looking for
> tools to fix the driver for my cd-rw, like chkdsk or others. It did 10%
> as soon as i pressed the button. I know i am very dumb. I think the file
> system is messed up. I tried chkdsk /r , fixboot, and fixmbr. Nothing is
> working. How can i recover from this without a fresh install of windows
> or at least recover the data from the hard drive. Also i tried
> c:\>bootcfg /scan it says "Failed to successfully scan disks for
> Windows installations this error may be caused by a corrupt file
> system, which would prevent Bootcfg from succesfully scanning. Use
> chkdsk to detect any disk errors.". c:\> CHKDSK says "The specified
> drive is not valid, or there is no disk in the drive." Please help.
>
>
> --
> pgubz420
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