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Testdisk read error

Postby findsome » 12 Nov 2012, 07:28

Hi,
My 500gb external hard disk isn't working anymore, so I ran testdisk on it.
Drive F: - 500 GB / 465 GiB
CHS 60797 255 63 - sector size=512

According to the TestDisk Step by Step guide, I chose the 'Analyse' option.

It says Partition: Read error

I chose the only option available 'Quick Search'. After it is done, the 'partition', 'start', 'end', 'size in sectors' sections are still blank.
The options are:
Keys A: add partition, L: load backup, Enter: to continue

I pressed enter.

It says 'No partition found or selected for recovery'

The options are:
'Quit', 'Deeper Search'

I chose deeper search.
After it is done, the 'partition', 'start', 'end', 'size in sectors' sections are still blank.
The options are:
Keys A: add partition, L: load backup, Enter: to continue

What should I do now to recover my data?
Thanks
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Re: Testdisk read error

Postby cgrenier » 14 Nov 2012, 08:05

If possible, select the physical drive instead of the drive letter.
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