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deeper search: harddisk seems too small

Posted: 11 Sep 2013, 06:41
by galaxyclass
Hi !

For some reason, I really don't know, The filesystem of my 2nd HDD chrashed while I performed a Secure Erase on my SSD in parted magic.

It's partitioned in 3 partitions, but while TestDisk gives me the chance to recovery Partition 1 and 2 it says even after a deeper search:

The harddisk seems too small! check for jumpers.

Is there still a chance of recover that partition ?
The HDD is in AHCI Mode. Shall I switch to IDE ?

Testdisk helped me so many times, but I'm afraid I lost my data really, this time. Without knowing what I did wrong......

Re: deeper search: harddisk seems too small

Posted: 12 Sep 2013, 11:23
by cgrenier
Run TestDisk, Advanced, select the NTFS partition, Boot, BackupBS, confirm, Quit

Re: deeper search: harddisk seems too small

Posted: 12 Sep 2013, 18:06
by galaxyclass
Thank you for the reply!
I hope what I did was right (currently searching mft)

Re: deeper search: harddisk seems too small

Posted: 12 Sep 2013, 18:07
by galaxyclass
What do you want to fix ? It's not my boot drive.

Re: deeper search: harddisk seems too small

Posted: 12 Sep 2013, 19:52
by galaxyclass
I appreciate your help, but that didn t work.

Shall I try to extend the cylinder size to 63351 ?
But I'm really don't know what this could cause, and that's why I'm a little anxious :)

Re: deeper search: harddisk seems too small  Topic is solved

Posted: 17 Sep 2013, 07:33
by Fiona
Problem already in the german forum solved.
http://forum.cgsecurity.org/phpBB3/post9292.html#p9292
Thread closed.

Fiona