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This error message can be caused, among other things, by a defective partition table.

Symptoms of a defective partition table can include a drive that can be detected by the BIOS (with IDE drives) or is recognized by the SCSI controller, but is no longer bootable.

A defective FAT (File Allocation Table) can be detected similarly. In this case, the drive is found like the defective partition table, and the drive can even be accessed (logical access is when you can jump to C: for example). However, you are not shown any data or table of contents (DIR).

If you have localized a defective partition or FAT, there are software tools that can occasionally correct these errors. Contact our professional data recovery service for a no-risk consultation if you are unsure how to proceed.

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