Fixing: corrupt master file table
Posted on 2011-02-28
Hi all. I have a harddrive that suddenly is became non-accessible.
I have tried running CHKDSK on it with a number of switches,
but nothing works. I immediately get the message:
"corrupt master file table". It doesn't look like CHKDSK is even
able to start doing any work.
I am running Windows XP and just installed SP3 yesterday
(I don't suppose there is any connection?) Is there anyway to
repair the master file table, or rebuild it or replace it?
This is pretty critical, because I have quite a bit on this drive.
No - I don't have a backup.
Any help would be appreciated.