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My hard disk couldn't read or boot after I started and aborted a defragmentation process mid way. I tried to access my user files / documents on the hard disk, it gave an option to format. What can be the problem.

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It is real probable that the aborted proceedure caused write errors and now the drive cannot access it's FAT tables correctly OR there is an area of the disk that has begun to fail and will not read... There are various programs that can maybe fix ya disk so that you can retrieve ya data and then reformat the Drive and reinstall. Please find below a link to various tools and advise on what ya can do. http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilities/backupandimage.shtml

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