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i bought a seagate harddisk, aGigabyte(TX) motherboard, intel200mmx,and 32mb of ram to upgrade my computer. after i  have setup everything, i used a win95 disk borrowed from a friend to boot up tthe computer. everythng is fine , except that now my old HDD 's filenames have  become corrupted.
(eg, fdisk.exe become fidrk.exe etc) i ran scandisk, it reported that the mediabyte is missing, and began to fix the problem. after fixing the problem , i tried to delete some files on my HDD. now , the message "file allocation table bad" appears. i ran scandisk again , the mediabyte is still missing ,.Is this a motherboard board problem or a bios problem?
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by:Shep
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sounds like the fat table on the hard drive bit the dust...virus scan latly?

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This problem was caused by a mismatch between your old MB BIOS settings for the hard disk drive parameters and the new one's settings.  Basically, Win95 was confused about the tracks/heads/sectors of your drive.  By running an operation (like scandisk or deleting file) you have likely trashed the disk contents beyond recovery.  
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by:lkw1
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jhance, in that case, what can i do to salvage the situation ?
one more thing, when i ran AutodetectHDD the motherboard reported
the harddisksetting is different from  my HDD's setting.
i choose my HDD's setting from the list shown.
Is this the cause of all my problems? if so, does changing the motherboard helps?
 
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by:sico
ID: 1132558
Jhance's answer is what I would suspect.
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by:lkw1
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jhance, the same problem happens to my new HDD.
IN that case,is it motherboard's bios setting problem  ?
i set the HDD type and mode to AUTO in my MB's bios and fdisk and format thenew HDD again. but the filenames are still corrupted , and FAT is still bad. What is the cause?
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by:hoven
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Have you virus scanned the floppy you are fdisking from?
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