Read Error with testdisk

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Read Error with testdisk

#1 Post by DrNick664 »

Hi All!

Just tried using testdisk in order to grab some information on a backup external drive I think is corrupted, but I'm getting a read error. Sad Face! I think the drive might have gotten corrupted when someone disconnected it while it was in use. I've attached a screenshot showing that the drive is marked as being "Raw DATA" in Windows disk management, and the results from testdisk (showing bad sectors) and crystaldisk (showing reallocated sectors). so far, each time I've ran the quick analysis it's gotten stuck at the same point with the read error. I should also note that the drive itself is making some fun noises when it's trying to get past that one part in the quick analysis, but only during that part. Think it might be a hardware issue? Anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: Read Error with testdisk

#2 Post by cgrenier »

Run TestDisk, select the PhysicalDrive, not F:.
Select Advanced, Boot, RebuildBS, List. If you can see your files, choose Write, confirm, Quit