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unable to repair mft with testdisk

Posted: 05 Jul 2012, 22:16
by loulivie
hi i am very much a novice please have patience! any help much apreciated. pc crashed with bsod, l am unable to access hdd internally or externally or run win 7 repair disc or chkdsk. after trawling the web i discovered ubcd and testdisk. i ran hdd health check - ok. i ran testdisk quick search all partitions seemed correct boot sectors ok but two partitions bad mft and bad mirror mft unable to repair. i decided to run deeper search and now i am very confused - i have attached some screen shots hoping some one can help me understand thanks in advance (there is one more attachment i cant add here which shows duplicate paririons after deper search)

Re: unable to repair mft with testdisk

Posted: 07 Jul 2012, 11:35
by cgrenier
Can you post
- the result of TestDisk, Analyse
- the list of your partitions with various information like filesystem type (FAT, NTFS...), the size, the label

Re: unable to repair mft with testdisk

Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 00:26
by loulivie
Thanks for the reply - quick search3.jpg (after running quick analyse) is what I remember to be correct - all partitions NTFS - is this enough information?

deeper analyse2.jpg was taken just before deeper analysis completed - I never created any FAT16 partitions on the drive.

Re: unable to repair mft with testdisk

Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 00:26
by loulivie
Hi, I realize that I am way over my head in this forum, however everyone has to start somewhere!! Please could some one point me in the right direction - There are some valuable files, bookmarks and research (not backed up :oops: ) on the corrupt drive. Also I am trying to discover what caused this situation in the first place - if it was a virus will photo rec, recover infected files onto my new hard drive? I have had Bullguard antivirus running and have used malwarebytes and spybot - but have had infections get through on both this PC win 7 and another PC running win XP. Tutorials to read or relevant threads would be a huge help, so I can learn more about how test disk works... thanks