Fixed MBR with FIXMBR now can't access drive to retrieve files HELP!!!!
Posted on 2003-10-23
Here's my question, I have a hard drive that I was using as a external (firewire) on Windows XP SP1. I had fragmented files on it so I decided to defragment it. When I did that it stopped 3/4 the way into the process and I had to restart (system hung). When I restarted I thought that there might be problems with the drive so I decided to run the scan disk utility. When I restarted it ran the scan disk utility and stopped responding and I had to restart. When I restarted I could no longer access the drive saying that there was a problem with the MBR. I then ran recovery console and used the FIXMBR fixing the MBR. Now I can't access the drive because every time I click on the drive it says "The drive is not formatted Do you want to format it now". I know that if I do this I will not be able to recovery any of the data on this drive that I need and I would like to know is there a way to fix this problem so I can recover my files. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!