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

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[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?

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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.

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