WD external disc broken after reparing FAT boot sector

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WD external disc broken after reparing FAT boot sector

#1 Post by dalibor » 19 Jan 2019, 19:24

I did the process of TestDisk: Repairing FAT boot sector
(7.5. in the official manual https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf)

Now the disc does not show u at all.

Cannot open it and when disconnected, the window shows up suggesting to format the disc.
Please help, how will I get back the access to my disc.

Already tried various chkdsk /f , etc. in the CMD, but nothing helped.
The disc won't load at all
thank you for your advice

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Re: WD external disc broken after reparing FAT boot sector

#2 Post by cgrenier » 20 Jan 2019, 08:45

If the disk doesn't appear as a PhysicalDrive, there is a physical problem, you should contact a data recovery.
If the disk is listed as a physicalDrive, select it. Please copy/paste the testdisk.log file content so we can understand the problem and provide some information about the previous partitions layout.


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