I was trying to do the following to see if I could alleviate some problems booting XP to copying over all of my files from NTFS partitions to UFS partitions on the same machine:

   My layout for my slices are as follows:

   s1: FreeBSD
   s2: FreeBSD (extra)
   s3: XP (temporary)

1. Popped in XP CD.
2. Chose the 'recover shell' option.
3. Hit fixboot.

fixboot claimed the slice 1 was corrupted (didn't know what to think of the UFS formatted slice ;)..), and then proceeded to 'fix it' on its own accord. The install was hosed so I had to reinstall XP. When I booted it up and took a look at Disk Management I noticed that there was 10MB of reserved FAT space, and it was globbing it all into slice 1's space, but denoted it as a FAT partition (surprise, surprise). I booted up a full install CD though, mounted a known slice/partition and all my data was still there! After doing a bit of research I couldn't find a definitive solution for my little problem, but being adventurous I tried using fdisk -B /dev/[disk_num], and everything appears to be back the way it should!

   Hopefully this helps someone else with a similar issue :).
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