Overlapping partitions on external NTFS drive

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Overlapping partitions on external NTFS drive

#1 Post by st8080 » 03 Feb 2015, 05:06

Hello, I mistakenly started a re-format (NTFS) on a USB drive. I have attempted to use this program to recover the lost/damaged partitions. I did both a quick and deep scan on the F: drive(also shows as \\.\Physical drive2), but none are found. But the program does list 3 partitions, all are Primary/bootable. This is where it shows that two partitions are overlapping. I have attached screenshots and the testdisk.log file as well. I also ran the MBR write command and rebooted, but to no avail.

Any help would greatly be appreciated, I will happily donate $ as well for the system here.
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Re: Overlapping partitions on external NTFS drive

#2 Post by cgrenier » 03 Feb 2015, 07:50

F: is a partition. If you want to search for partitions, select the PhysicalDisk.

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Re: Overlapping partitions on external NTFS drive

#3 Post by st8080 » 04 Feb 2015, 04:05

Ok, I scanned the Physical drive, quick and deep scan. Nothing found unfortunately. I did check the boot sector option: Boot Sector is bad, Backup has a head/cylinder/sector mismatch. Should I attempt to load the backup or have Testdisk run a rebuild of the Boot file? I have attached two more screenshots(plus an appended log file) of what I've found.
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