That little problem is most often seen ...
as a result of someone making use of a "non-destructive" partitioning utility such as Partition Magic either in the initial oartitioning and formatting or in some subsequent attempt to resize a partition.
Depending on what all you have already tried, sometimes it is as simple as downloading and making use of Symantec's Partition Table Editor which you can obtain freely from links on this page -
After downloading you run it and select the drive then select the specific partition (1, 2, 3, or 4) by clicking once in the Type box. At this point WRITE DOWN THE NUMBERS/LETTERS SHOWING IN THE TYPE BOX as you may want to return them later if resetting the partition type doesn't help you. Once this is done, click the Set Type button and since it was FAT32 that is what you want to set it to. Now click the OK button and then Save Changes.
If that doesn't work perform the process once more only this time choose the FAT32X and hopefully things will be back to normal. (also you will not have to write anything down because you already have the necessary information)
If not, perform the process once more only this time manually reset the partition type to what it was before (the numbers/letters you so carefully wrote down as instructed).
It should work but it is possible that the corruption has another cause but the final step of returning things to what they originally were ensures this will not hinder other possibly necessary measures if the data is that important.
PS - for the purists, yes we know that the numbers/letters mentioned are actually simply a number in hexidecimal notation but others might not see that while they will certainly recognize the description.
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