[HELP] 'Warning: Bad ending head' message??

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
Forum rules
When asking for technical support:
- Search for posts on the same topic before posting a new question.
- Give clear, specific information in the title of your post.
- Include as many details as you can, MOST POSTS WILL GET ONLY ONE OR TWO ANSWERS.
- Post a follow up with a "Thank you" or "This worked!"
- When you learn something, use that knowledge to HELP ANOTHER USER LATER.
Before posting, please read https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf
Post Reply
Posts: 6
Joined: 10 Feb 2020, 19:18

[HELP] 'Warning: Bad ending head' message??

#1 Post by BlockABoots »

So i stupidly changed a 3TB drive from MBR to GPT and lost all the data!!

The drive as it stands now is in an 'unallocated' state, i haven't set the drive up again in fear of destroying more data.

I have run Testdisk_win.exe, and then....
  • selected Create a new log file
  • selected the correct drive to scan
  • selected Intel (as thats whats been detected)
  • and then Analyse.
But on the next screen i get a message....

Warning: Bad ending head (CHS and LBA don't match)
No partition is bootable

am i getting this message as the drive is in an 'unallocated' state and is it ok to carry on the search?

Sponsored links

User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 5284
Joined: 18 Feb 2012, 15:08
Location: Le Perreux Sur Marne, France

Re: [HELP] 'Warning: Bad ending head' message??

#2 Post by cgrenier »

Yes, you need to choose QUick Search and if your partition still isn't found, try Deeper Search.

Post Reply