CHKDSK (WinXP version) tells me that the MFT of my computer's data disc has been corrupted. HOW DO I GO ABOUT FIXING THIS?
Details about PC structure and problem:
This PC has 2 hard drives, D: (for data files only) and C: (for everything else). The D: drive is the one with the problem. I'm running Windows XP Media Center Edition. There are around 7 Windows user accounts set up on this PC. I moved the Favorites, My Documents, and Desktop folders from their usual location (on C:) to folders on the D: drive, one folder (in D: root) for each user. I made these folders "private" for nearly all users. Everything's been working just fine.
I've been using Outlook 2007 to move a ton of emails and the contacts from Yahoo to my computer. Outlook's gotten stuck a bunch of times while exporting said data to a file. I held in the power button on the PC in most of these cases to force a shutdown. After the last of these, I could barely get Windows to let me into my user account (whose aforementioned folders were among those moved to D:). I ran Check Disk for Errors (Automatically fix file system errors checked) on C: and D:. I got a message that the MFT of the D: drive has been corrupted. My webcam software keeps trying to reinstall itself.
I tried restarting the PC and logging into the user whose folders have NOT been moved to D:. The Desktop looks fine, but I'm still getting notices that my Logitech webcam is trying to install. The D: drive appears in My Computer, but when View is set to Details, nothing appears for the D: drive under disk size (if I recall) or under free space (I'm sure).
Before I moved my data files to this PC about a week ago, I took a bunch of images with Acronis True Image 11 Home. (This is a new computer, and I took images along the way during the process of installing all of my software.) I have no images created after I moved all of my data to this PC. I don't have backups of much of my data files. I just tried booting to the Acronis product disk and backing up my data files off of D:. The boot into Acronis worked normally, but, although D: appears as a drive, it has no folders or files as far as Acronis can tell.
I thought about using Acronis to restore D:'s MFT (and maybe the zero sector [or whatever that's called]). However, I have no idea if this will work, and I thought trying this might make restoring the current MFT impossible. So, I'm asking for help instead. I do have the Windows installation disc. It's a Dell XPS 720 computer.
What should I do???