4 Solutions To Fix Corrupt Master File Table

Recently, I cannot access data stored on my NTFS drive and received a warning “Corrupt master file table. Windows will attempt to recover master file table from disk. Windows cannot recover master file table. CHKDSK aborted." If I tried to open my drive, I got another error: “I:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. "(Picture as below)

In this situation, what should I do? Can I fix the “corrupt master file table” issue”? Is it possible to get lost data back from the drive whose master table file is damaged?

After many attempts, I eventually resolved this issue efficiently. Now, if you still don’t find a proper solution, you can read the following part 4 different solutions to solve the “corrupt master file table” or “the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable”. You can select a suitable one to solve your issue.

Solution 1: Uninstall and Reinstall the Disk Drive

Sometimes, you will receive the corrupt master file table error after install some new programs. In this case, you may try uninstalling and reinstalling the disk drive. Here, we take Windows 7 as an example to complete this task.

Note: this solution isn’t suitable for the system disk.

* Right-click Computer, choose Manage button.
* Click Device Manager in Computer Management window.
* Unfold Disk drives.
* Right-click the drive which prompts “corrupt master file table” or “The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable”, and then choose “Uninstall”.

Click "OK" to continue.
Click "Scan for hardware changes" under Action bar.
Finally, restart the computer.

Solution 2: Turn to CHKDSK commands check error 

CHKDSK commands can check some hard drive errors can repair them.Steps are below.
* Press "Win+R" keys.
* Type "cmd" in the box and hit Enter.
* Type the command "chkdsk n: /r" and hit Enter key (n is the drive letter of the corresponding hard drive showing the error).
* Type "exit" when CHKDSK finishes.

If both method 1 and method 2 cannot help you, keep reading.

Solution 3: Recover data from corrupt master file table drive and reformat it 

Here, you can transfer all data from the drive whose master file table is damaged at first, and then reformat this drive to solve this problem.

1) Recover lost data from corrupted master file table drive

MiniTool Power Data Recovery, a piece of green and professional data recovery software developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd., is recommended here, for it offers excellent performance, high security and simple operation. By using this data recovery tool, you can efficiently and quickly recover data that have been lost in a variety of ways without bringing any damage to the original data.

* Download and install MiniTool Power Data Recovery. Launch this data recovery software.
* Select Damaged Partition Recovery in its main interface.
* Choose the drive you want to recover data, and then click Full Scan button to continue.
* After scanning, you will find all found data are listed in the following window. At this time, turn to the Find or Filter feature to quickly find desired files.

Finally, select all needed files and then click “Save” button to store them in a safe place. It is recommended to store them on another new drive.

2) Format corrupted master file table drive

After getting lost data back, you can format this drive to use it again.
* Open Windows Explorer.
* Right-click the drive which prompts “corrupt master file table” or “The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable” error.
* Select Format.
* Specify file system and click Start.
* Click OK to continue.

Solution 4: Replace new drive 

Sometimes, you will find the above 3 solutions cannot help you to remove the “Corrupt master file table. Windows will attempt to recover master file table from disk. Windows cannot recover master file table. CHKDSK aborted” error. In this situation, the only way to fix this issue is to use a new drive to replace the old one.


After seeing the above four solutions, you can try a suitable one to fix your “corrupt master file table” error. And, according to the survey, solution 3 is the most efficient way to solve the “corrupt master file table” or “The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable” error.

This post was written by Anna Lan for Mazinoweb. Anna is an editor running a blog on MiniTool Solution. She usually writes articles about technology, software, computer, hardware and so on.  You can connect with her on Twitter and Google+.
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Learn How To Make Money Online

There are so many ways of making money online as long you have access to the internet. A lot of individuals are paying their bills with the use of the internet accessed either through the mobile device or the computer.

If you have full access to the internet, then make good use of it. Learn how to make money online. There is no limit to how much money you can make online. It all depends on how you use your time wisely, the information you have acquired and your willingness to apply such knowledge.

The question some people always ask is how do I make money online? If you are a job seeker, do you ask how do I get a job? You must be aware that you ought to search and apply for jobs to secure one.

So too, making money online require that you search online for money making information. And believe me, there are lots of ways to make money online. I wrote this post not to tell you ways to earn online because what works for A may not work for B.

There are ebooks, videos to get online either for free or for a certain amount. There are seminars, workshops organize by online money making experts, attend them and learn. Do your research on the internet, make Google your friend.

NB: Be wary of quick rich ways of making money online, many are scams. Nothing good comes easy. Continue to acquire information and soon you will start making money online just like others who are already doing so.
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Consider These Things Before Registering A Domain Name Or Business Name

Do you want to register a domain name for your business or personal blog site? Are you considering starting a business and wish to register the business name soon? With so many domains and business names already registered and currently in use, it is very difficult to find a good one.

Sometimes I create blogs for different purposes but the hardest part is finding a good domain name. Even on social media, I have seen friends who asked for others to suggest good names for them. This can also happen when you are about to register a business name.

There are some vital things we must consider when choosing domain names or business names.

Email Address

Let assume you are satisfied with the domain name you find, for instance, mazinoweb.com. Try to see if the following email address mazinoweb[at]gmail.com or mazinoweb[at]yahoomail.com is not in used by anyone.

Try to create an email address with that same domain name. That is what I always do before registering a new domain name. So that even if I don't create a custom email for the domain, I will still have an email that matches my domain name.

With this way, you prevent scrupulous individuals from using your brand name to commit havoc. This also applies to registering a business name. Business name different from email name may confuse your customers. For example, you are into real estate and you registered the business name Real Estate Guardian, and your email address is abcrealestat[at]gmail.com or info[at]abcrealstate.com, you are indirectly creating a weak brand name.

Social Media Profiles

Take it or leave it, every business needs social media presence. Big brands are making use of it. Social media has come to stay so when registering a domain or business name, try to see if the social media names are available. For instance, when registering mazinoweb.com, I make sure that no one was using mazinoweb on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as username. Facebook.com/Mazinoweb, Twitter.com/Mazinoweb, Instagram.com/Mazinoweb and even other social networking sites like Reddit and Linkedin are all the same. I also created a Nairaland account with the same username. This how you can create your unique brand name for your business.

It is good to have one unique name for your business, be it an online or offline business. What do you think?
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How To Use WhatsApp On PC

Many are aware that with a computer they can access WhatsApp just exactly the way they do on their mobile phones. WhatsApp on the web is super cool! Sending and receiving messages is faster. You can easily open a web page on your browser, copy content and paste in WhatsApp chat.

For those who haven’t started using WhatsApp on the web, below is a brief tutorial on how you can do so.

==> Visit http://web.whatsapp.com on your computer.

==> Go to WhatsApp on your phone and click on WhatsApp Web.

==> Click on the + sign.

==> Scan the QR code found the on the page when you open web.whatsapp.com.

Once scanning is completed, you will be able to see your contact and start chatting with them. It is very easy to set up and shouldn't take more than a minute with a fast internet connection.

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How To Convert Facebook Account To A Page

So many people created their Facebook account for the sole purpose of doing business. No wonder you often see personal Facebook accounts having business names. For Instance, you may see names like Mazino Realtor, Rita Signature and so on. The purpose of having such names is to promote their respective businesses.

Doing business on Facebook is highly welcome but using personal Facebook account to represent a business is against Facebook’s Terms, you may likely lose your account. Therefore it is advisable to convert it into a Page.

Facebook Pages are designed for businesses and organizations, with features that help you connect with customers and reach your goals. With a Page, you can create ads and reach more people from different locations and age groups.

What You Ought To Know Before Converting To A Page

  • You can only convert your profile to a Page once and this is based on your personal account. What this means is, your personal account will still be active and will be used to admin the Page.
  • Facebook will transfer your profile picture and cover photo to the Page.
  • The name on your personal account will become the Page's name but you can choose to change it later which will be subject to review by Facebook.
  • Tools to help you move info from your profile to the Page will be available for 14 days after conversion. This mean that you have only 14 days to move all information from your personal account to the converted Page.
  • Your friend will automatically like your new Page if you select the option to do so, but posts on your profile won't be carried over to your new Page.

==> To get started, visit  https://web.facebook.com/pages/create/migrate. Once the page open, click on Get Started.

==> Your profile name and profile pic will automatically be added as the Page name and Photo.  If you look at the screenshot below, this Page has zero likes.

==> To make it a complete page and all your friends to automatically like it, click on Profile to Page Tools.

==> Edit the About Your Page details. Once done, click on Next.

==> Tick Select All option as shown in the screenshot below to automatically let all your friends like the Page. After that, click Next.

==>  Add Photo Albums to Your Page by choosing which photo albums you will like to copy from your profile to your Page. After that, click on Finish.

==> Hurray! Now all your friends should like your Page. Look at the arrow on that screenshot below, you will see that over 4000 friends have liked the Page.

If you follow the above steps closely, you should be able to covert your Facebook account to a Page.

Warning: Do not abuse this feature by unnecessarily trying to convert every account into a Page. Do not convert a Facebook account that is not yours.

Kindly share this tutorial with others and drop your comments below if you have successfully converted an account to a Page.
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DomainKing.Ng Now Requires Government Issued Photo ID To Purchase Any Service

Popular domain name registrar and web hosting provider in Nigeria, Domainking.ng, is technically down. According to an update published on their Facebook page, they claimed to be facing technical issues with their system caused by mass abuse of their services.

Due to this development, to make any complete purchase for their services will require providing a government issued photo ID with name and address.

Read the update below:

Hi Everyone,

This is to inform all of you that we are facing some technical issues with our system. There has been mass abuse of our services and we are investigating regarding the same.Some people have registered domains with fake names and are abusing the service to cause harm .So we are updating our system to secure the website performance and troubleshooting the abuse issues. In the meantime, we may not be able to reply to your queries and provide support.

We deeply apologize for the inconvenience this has caused to you.
We request you all not to place any new orders till next update as they may not complete well. We will resolve all the pending issues very soon. Also, the clients who had made the payment for the services, there issues will catered very soon and they will be provided with service or the refund in the cases where services have not been delivered.

In case you have made the payment and your order is not activated you are required to produce the receipt and necessary government issued photo id with Name and Address.The same is required for any future purchase.You are requested to raise a ticket and attach the ID proofs,and receipts..
We need your support in this phase of difficulty so that we can overcome this situation.
This process might take some time to be resolved. We will soon update on this. We are really very sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to you.

Best Regards,

The Domainking.ng website has no issue but live support is offline and support team is not replying tickets.
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How To Advertise On Linkedin

Most social networking sites offer advertising opportunities. Linkedin is one of them and can help you get your business in front of the world's largest professional social network. Linkedin has 3 types of ads; Text ads, Sponsored content, Sponsored InMail. Your budget, target audience and purpose of advertising will determine the ad type you should go for.

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How To Advertise Directly From The Instagram App

When it comes to advertising on social media, Instagram is one of the best option to reach your target audience. Before now, advertising on Instagram must be done through Facebook. And as result of this, your ad will be served to both Facebook and Instagram audience. It was never possible to create ads directly from the Instagram app.

Well, Instagram has a 'Promote' button on the app which enables one to easily run ads directly without going through  Facebook. The promote button is seen below the right side of every photo or video post. If you can't see it on your own, then you have to update the Instagram app.

Despite the promote button now available, not every photo you upload on Instagram can be promoted. This is so because there is image resolution guidelines to meet before your post can be promoted.

How To Advertise From The Instagram App

How To Advertise From The Instagram App

Looking at the above screenshots, you should notice that one of the post has faint promote button which imply that the image resolution is low and as such the post cannot be promoted. The other post has a clear promote button which imply that the image resolution is high, thus the post can be promoted.

Minimum resolution for a square image is 600 by 600 pixels. Minimum resolution for landscape image is 600 by 315 pixels and for vertical image is 600 by 750. Maximum resolution for all is 1936 by 1936

Now let proceed to how you can create ads directly from the Instagram app. Make sure you are already login to Facebook.

==> Click on the Promote button. On the next page, you have the option to choose from the Action Button.

==> Your promotion should determine your call to Action Button. For the sake of this tutorial I chose Learn More.

==> The next step is to choose your audience. You can leave it on Automatic for Instagram to automatically create an audience for you based on people who might be interested in your business. For the purpose of the tutorial I am creating my own audience so I choose Create your own.

==> The next step is to set the audience options. Choose a name, choose a location, interest, age range, and sex. You can decide to leave the interest blank if you wish. Click on the 'Mark' sign to continue.

==> Set your Total Budget and Duration. Once you are done, click on the 'Arrow' sign to move to the next step.

==> You should review your order. If you are okay, you can proceed to confirm your promotion by clicking on the 'Mark' sign.

==> You will see a message at the top "Thanks, Your promotion has been sent for review.

This promotion of mine was approved within two minutes. I can't really tell you the duration it takes for a promotion to be reviewed and approved, so when trying yours, go to your ad manager on Facebook or the ad manager app to check for approval status.

Note:  Make sure you have converted to a business profile, else you won’t be able to promote any post form the Instagram app. You must be an admin on the Facebook page connected to the Instagram account, if not, you won’t be able to promote any post directly from the app.

If you follow the above steps closely, you should be able to promote directly from the Instagram app.

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How To Link Your Custom Email To Gmail

No matter the kind of mobile device or computer browser, Gmail is lighter and easier to open compare to other email clients. With the Gmail App, you get can notifications on your device once new mails arrive which rarely occur when you use other email clients.

With Gmail, you can manage all your custom emails in one account. This mean that you can send and receive emails with your custom email address using Gmail. Here is a tutorial that show just how you can link your custom email address to Gmail. This method doesn't require you to make any monthly or yearly payment to Google.

==> Login to your Gmail account and proceed to Settings. On the next page, click on  Accounts and Import.

==> Click on Add another email address.

==> A new window will pop up. There you will be required to enter the information about the other email you want to add to your Gmail account. Click on Next Step.

==.> In this page you should enter the login details (Username and Password) of your custom email.

==> You should enter here the verification code sent to your custom email or click on the verification link.

==.> At this stage, you should have your custom email added to your Gmail. You can decide to make it your default email. Make sure you tick Reply from the same email address message was sent to.

==> Go to compose, you will notice that the added custom email is appearing in the 'From' field.

If you follow the above steps closely, you should be able to add your custom emails to Gmail. You can add more than one email address. Just repeat the same steps over again.

Now you can send emails directly from Gmail. The recipient will get your mails appearing as if you sent it directly from your custom email. To receive emails sent to your custom emails directly into your Gmail, simply do a mail forwarding. Go your Custom email settings and forward all mails to your Gmail address. You can always differentiate emails that are sent to your custom email address from those sent to Gmail address.

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How To Setup Custom Email For Com.NG Domains On Domainking

Domainking let you have 2 free custom emails when you purchase a domain which most domain registrars don't offer you. After purchasing a domain and redirecting it, it left for you to decide if you want to use the regular emails services such as Gmail or Yahoomail. But one thing you need to know is, having a custom email gives your business a more professional touch.

Setup for Domainking custom email for .com is entirely different from .com.ng. It is much easier for .com domains and that's the reason majority of those who bought a .com.ng domains don't use custom email. Well, below is a tutorial on how you can set up your custom email for .com.ng domains.

==> Login to your Domainking account. Click on my service.

==> Click on the manage this domain icon at the right as shown by the red arrow

==> Scroll down and click on Login to cPanel. Your Username/Password is provided. You can decide to change your password before proceeding.

==.> Type in your Username and Password.

==> Click on Email Accounts.

==> Input the email Username you want, for instance info@mazinoweb.com.ng. Choose a password too and click on Create Account. Tick unlimited for the field Mailbox Quota

==> After email account is created, you can decide to create a second email if you wish.

==> To login and configure your email, type webmail.yourdomain.com.ng.on your browser address bar. Eg webmail.mazinoweb.com.ng. Type your Username/Password and click Login.

==> You will have the 3 different email clients to choose from: Horde, Roundcube or SquirrelMail. All have their different interface and features.

If you follow the above procedures closely you should be able to setup free custom email for your .com.ng domains. 

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How To Create Custom Email On Domainking

Domainking gives you two free custom emails when you purchase a domain name from them. If you want your brand to have a professional email, then it better to make use of the free email available to you. To create a custom email from Domainking is not a difficult task and below is a tutorial on how you can do it.

==> Login to your Domainking account and click on My Domains. Click on Manage this Domain icon.

==> Click on DKNG DNS & Free Email Panel (Beta).

==> Click on Manage Free Emails

==> Click on Continue to Email panel.

==> Click on Add User.

==> At this stage, you are require to fill in your Name, Display Name, Desired Email Address, Alternate Email Address, Country of User and Language of User. After that, Click on Add user.

==> Email created and a password is also automatically generated. 

==> Copy the password and login to Webmail to change it to your desired password.

If you follow the above steps closely, you should be able to create a custom email with Domainking.
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