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PAN Drive - Data Corrupt - Bad parameter in boot sector

Posted on 2009-03-30
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Hi Experts,

Facing a tradegy I would say.......
My PAN drive has suddenly become inaccessible while I was working on it, though No system crash are reported.
I tried a program called PC inspector file recovery and it says:

bad parameters in boot sector: bytes per sector(65281) > 32768
bad parameters in boot sector: root directory cluster(4294967295) > count of clusters.

Kindly help me out......I am using Window XP Version 2002 SP 3

Regards
Kanwaljit
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by:rkysh
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i think u caqn solve this using HDD regenerator. Belive me its a very powerfull tool. Here u go with the link
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/HDD-Regenerator-Download-16522.html.
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by:nobus
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can you tell me what is a pan drive?
here a couple more recovery programs (free- not free- )check if they show your data before buying :
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/collection/0,collid,1295,00.asp            Free Recovery
http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm                  pc Inspector -free
      http://www.stellarinfo.com/                              Stellar
      http://www.runtime.org/                              GetDataBack
      http://www.ontrack.com/                              Ontrack
      http://www.recovermyfiles.com/                        RecoverMyFiles
http://www.ontrack.com/easyrecoveryprofessional/                        Easy Recovery
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html                        Restoration
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/activeundelete.html                        Active undelete
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by:Kanwaljit Dhunna
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Hi Nobus,

PAN Drive means External Data storage drive also Thumb Drive or USB. I forgot to mention that also it has also lost its name. It was named KJS but now it is showing as "Removable Disk J"

Regards
Kanwaljit
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by:rkysh
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hey accept my solution if it helped u
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try this for usb flash disk  (never saw it named a PAN drive - where did that name come from??)
http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/Other-DRIVERS-TOOLS/Others/Sony-EzRecover.shtml                EZrecover
http://www.handyrecovery.com/                                    handy recovery
http://www.snapfiles.com/download/dlsmartrecovery.html                  usb key recovery FREE

if you don't need the data on it, try running a chkdsk on it, or reformatting
but it can be the drive is just dead
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