> Bad FAT (file allocation tables)
FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS are the common types of file allocation tables
for different operating systems. There are special files that act
as maps telling your hard drive where your files are located within
each of the allocation systems being used. If you have a corrupted
or bad File Allocation Table, you will usually have major problems
accessing your data, if you can at all. Your files will probably
remain in perfect condition on the drive, but the hard drive won’t
know how to get to them. Often a message will appear warning of
bad FAT tables if this is the problem, but not always.
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The cause of bad or corrupted FAT tables can be a software or physical
hard drive problem. Some viruses have targeted file allocation tables
in the past. Once we have the drive in our data laboratory for our
free evaluation we can tell you the likely or actual cause and extent
of the damage to your drive and file system.
If you have corrupted FAT tables and your system is still functioning,
it can be crucial to your data that you discontinue using your computer
as soon as possible.
If your hard drive doesn’t recognize where your data is, it
may soon rewrite something else directly over your files, thinking
that the place they occupy is just free space. For this reason,
we recommend that you send the drive into us immediately, where
we first make a raw data clone of your drive, and then reconstruct
and repair you FAT tables. If physical damage is the root of the
problem, our engineers take care of that in our lab before making
the clone. The extra step of making the direct raw clone of the
drive allows us safe opportunity to use our methods to recover your
data, while still having an untouched original to go back to if
a second attempt is needed.
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