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hi
my WD hdd was apparently infected or something and i tried to format it and reinstall vista days ago but the formatting apparently messed up my entire (once was) C: partition
it's impossible to access the disk in windows once i connect the disk via usb case because it freezes everything. i tried using testdisk and it analysed the disk partitions like this;

Invalid FAT boot sector
1 P FAT16 >32M
1 P FAT16 >32M
2 P HPFS - NTFS
No Partition is bootable.

can someone explain what this means and how i can format the FAT16 back to ntfs please?
i've used slax to recover files from the healthy partition but it doesn't recognize the corrupted one, i don't know what to do
 

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If you are simply trying to format the drive to reinstall your OS, you can simply boot from your Vista disc, delete all partitions, create a new single partition (or multiple partitions if you really want/need multiple partitions), then format and install.
 
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