Power outage while writing to a hard drive. Lost FAT system.
Posted on 2006-06-11
Hi all. I hope this is the correct place for this question. I have three hard drives in my computer (2-ide, 1-sata) running Win XP HE. I was writing data to one of them (160 GB SATA) and experinced a power outage (and no, I did not have a UPS hooked up. I do now). I do not see any data on the drive when I try to access it and when I check the properties, it shows the File System as RAW. Is there any way to restore the file system (which was FAT 32) without reformatting and losing all of the data? Incidentally, this was my backup drive as well. Thank you in advance.