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How to fix No Bootable Media Error Message

FAT (File Allocation Table) is one of the most widely used file systems used now-a-days with various versions of Windows operating systems and memory cards. Every logical partition contains a FAT that consists of file allocation information and the information of free allocation units that need to be assigned to files. Although the FAT file system is reliable, corruption still occurs due to various reasons. In such situations of FAT corruption, your system becomes unbootable, resulting into inaccessibility of data saved in FAT based hard drive. To access the data after FAT file system damage, an easy way is to restore the data from an updated backup. But, with inaccessibility of data backup or backup falling short to restore the required data, an ideal option left is to use an advanced FAT Data Recoveryapplication that can recover the lost data.

To illustrate the above scenario, consider a practical case the below error message pops up when you attempt to boot your system:

“No Bootable Media”

As the above error message appears at the time of booting the system, you wont be able to access the data saved in the hard drive.

Cause:

The above error message because the FAT file system has been corrupted. Few main causes for file system damage are improper system shutdown, human errors, and virus attack.

Resolution:

To isolate the above error message and to access the data after the above error message appears, you will need to follow the below steps:

Run CHKDSK utility to repair the FAT file system. If the problem persists, format the hard drive.

While the latter resolution resolves the above error message completely, it also deletes the data saved on your hard drive. In such cases, if the backup is not available, then you can only recover your formatted data by using an advanced third-party FAT Data Recovery software.

A FAT Partition Recovery utility thoroughly scans a FAT based hard drive and recovers almost all data, even after formatting. The data recovery utility can be downloaded from the Internet.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is an efficient FAT Partition Recovery tool that recover lost, deleted, and formatted data from both FAT (FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, VFAT) and NTFS (NTFS, and NTFS5 ) based hard drives. The detailed help manual attached with the tool allows even a new user to perform recovery easily without any technical knowledge. It supports Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000.

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cange file system RAW in FAT


SD cards take on a multitude of formats.

For a card that needs to work on operating systems such as Windows 98, ME or XP Home Edition, it must be converted to a File Allocation Table (FAT) format.


Also, some devices, such as a GPS unit or MP3 player, may require a FAT-formatted card.


Insert the SD card into your computer's card reader.


Click Start, then "My Computer."

Right click on the drive representing your SD card and click "Format."


Choose the memory capacity that fits what the SD card's capacity is.

If the exact option isn't available, get as close as possible.


Choose "exFAT" from the "File system" option.

Click "OK" and confirm you want to format the drive.

Hope this helps.

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This are the difference between the two.

File Allocation Table (FAT): A file system used by MS-DOS and other Windows-based operating systems to organize and manage files. The file allocation table (FAT) is a data structure that Windows creates when you format a volume by using the FAT or FAT32 file systems. Windows stores information about each file in the FAT so that it can retrieve the file later.

NTFS: An advanced file system that provides performance, security, reliability, and advanced features that are not found in any version of FAT. For example, NTFS guarantees volume consistency by using standard transaction logging and recovery techniques. If a system fails, NTFS uses its log file and checkpoint information to restore the consistency of the file system. In Windows 2000 and Windows XP, NTFS also provides advanced features such as file and folder permissions, encryption, disk quotas, and compression.

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File system error: FAT is corrupted


> FAT is corrupted

FAT === File Allocation Table

Click Start
Click Run
Type CMD
Press Enter
Type CHKDSK C: /F
Press Enter
When you're asked to allow "Check Disk" to run at the next restart of Windows, click YES.
Restart your computer.
The "Check Disk" will run -- it may automatically restart your computer as soon as it finishes "fixing" the corruption.

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a file system used by ms-dos and other windows operating system for storage and management of files.
Use File Allocation Table(FAT) for storing and retriving of files.

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What does Windows Vista error 0x00000005 mean?


Applications that are reading file allocation table (FAT) based storage devices at the time of a resume may receive the following error message from the file system: ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED (0x00000005) This occurs although the file has appropriate sharing and access permission.

Examples of storage media that frequently use the FAT file system on Pocket PC 2002 are the PCMCIA PC Card ATA, the Compact Flash (CF) Storage Card, and the Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card.

This behavior is observed when using Pocket PC 2002 Adaptation Kit Update 4 (AKU4) and later.

RESOLUTION:

Applications can handle this situation by detecting the specific error code while reading a storage card file, and then retrying for a short period until the device is ready. The following is an example C code fragment that demonstrates this concept: while ( !WriteFile( hFile, achBuffer, dwBytesRequested, &dwBytesReturned, 0 ) &&
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if ( tries > 4 )
break;
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}
// It has been a few seconds. The file cannot be accessed.

You can use the same approach for other programming languages. For applications that access the storage card through middleware libraries that do not provide direct access to the file system, you may have to implement transactional or block verification methods to get reliable data transfer across a suspend resume.

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