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Rebuild a ntfs partition table?

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i need to rebuild a ntfs partition table without formating and losing the data. how do i do this? its saying drive needs to be formated
but doing a chkdsk /f but at the end it says aborted insufiecnt space to fix volume bitmap. Tis an external drive
 

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Hunt down a utility called testdisk, the one I used was 6.9. I had lost my partition table buggering about one day, and testdisk sorted it out in seconds.
 

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i have test disk 6.10 do you want it? im trying to use it right now for my 1TB backup drive..
 

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LOL, trying? If I could work it I'm sure you'll manage it...
 

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LOL, trying? If I could work it I'm sure you'll manage it...
you have no idea how wrecked my drive is....my rig went into sleep mode (mistake) and i didnt know that i forgot to disable sleep mode...so i wake the rig up and my drive is gone.....i run my disk and i rebult the MBR etc and i get it back as a currupted partition so i do some scans and my MFT and their respective mirrors are F@#$
 

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Ouch, sounds nasty. I shagged mine by having a dual boot config over two drives, and setting the pagefile of my Vista on the XP disc, which didn't work, LOL. Yours sounds very complicated, good luck!