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external 500gb HD now says is not formatted. urgent help

#1 Post by TheFlyingCelt » 13 Aug 2012, 20:06

Hello everyone,
I have an external usb caddy with a 500gb western digital scorpio blue 2.5" hard drive in it.
Today I connected it to the computer because I wanted to resize the only partition I had in order to create another one of 40gb with the 65gb left I had. I was using Acronis Disk Director and after a few seconds I applied the changes it showed an error saying it couldn't have been done. Right after that it showed the disk as unformatted and the NTFS, free avail space etc was all gone. Now when I plug the caddy to any computer it shows the same message: you need to format the disk before you can use it. I'm on Win 7
Please someone help me to make it work again as I have 15 years of my digital life in there: 4500 mp3, pictures, the book I'm writing and most of all the only pictures I have of my father who passed away.
I had a copy of nearly everything on another computer, but unbelievably that hard disk broke 1 week ago and I didn't have the chance yet to make a backup.
Any step by step help will be VERY much appreciated.
Thanks
Max

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Re: external 500gb HD now says is not formatted. urgent help

#2 Post by Fiona » 13 Aug 2012, 20:28

I'd need infos from Analyse (is your current partition table) and run Quick and if nothing is found Deeper Search from TestDisk also.
If it's done, copy and paste the content of the testdisk.log here.
If TestDisk finds any partition, check it and press p to have a try to list your files.
If your files are displayed, please let me know on what partition.

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Re: external 500gb HD now says is not formatted. urgent help

#3 Post by TheFlyingCelt » 13 Aug 2012, 20:57

Hello Fiona and first of all thanks for your help and sorry if my English is not perfect.
consider that this HD is a USB caddy that I use only to backup files at the moment, even though I wanted to put it inot my laptop and use it as actual disk drive for it. Also I'm not sure whether if it must be a primary, logical or extended partition...it was logical before the mess happened. Anyway there's only one partition which takes the whole space on the disk.
I pressed "P" but it doesn't show any file list.

here's the log:



Mon Aug 13 22:22:46 2012
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.14-WIP, Data Recovery Utility, July 2012
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows 7 (7601) SP1
Compiler: GCC 4.6, Cygwin 1007.9
Compilation date: 2012-08-12T22:56:43
ext2fs lib: 1.42.2, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20120504
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=320072933376
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdc)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=320072933376
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive1) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive1) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive1
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive2)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=107372772352
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\D:)=212697481728
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\E:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\E:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\E:
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\F:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\F:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\F:
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\G:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\G:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\G:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\H:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\H:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\J:)=500103643136
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 320 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38913 255 63, sector size=512 - ST9320325AS, S/N:2020202020202020202020205635364451525354, FW:0003SDM1
Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD50 00BEVT-00A0RT0

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - WDC WD50 00BEVT-00A0RT0
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
Current partition structure:
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
No partition is bootable

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Re: external 500gb HD now says is not formatted. urgent help

#4 Post by TheFlyingCelt » 14 Aug 2012, 07:46

please someone can help me? I'm stuck and sitting in front of the pc :?

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Re: external 500gb HD now says is not formatted. urgent help

#5 Post by Fiona » 15 Aug 2012, 08:28

Sry, I'm currently on vacation (until september).
Despite that, I'll answer as fast as possible.
You NTFS partition indicates problems with your boot sector or file system.
But it's possible that your geoemtry doesnt match either.
Can you repeat your diagnose using 240 heads?
Befor you confirm at Analyse, please check the menu geometry and check Heads and change it from 255 to 240 heads per cylinder.
Leave the menu geometry at ok and repeat your diagnose as far at Analyse.
I only need infos from your current partition table.
If it's ok, we do a boot sector diagnose like in this case;
http://forum.cgsecurity.org/phpBB3/part ... h-t14.html

Fiona

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Re: external 500gb HD now says is not formatted. urgent help

#6 Post by TheFlyingCelt » 15 Aug 2012, 08:42

Hello again,
I think I should start over and I better post a new logfile because in the meantime I tried to fix it myself but with no results but things might have changed.
I also ran the 24 hours process which I think I remember it was "rebuild BS" from the advanced or deeper search menu... sorry but I got lost and I can't even remember what I've tried. anyway it was searching for the MFT for 1 day and this is the result:

boot sector status: bad
backup boot sector status: bad
sectors are identical
a valid NTFS boot sector must be present in order to access any data; even if the partition is not bootable

if i do "rebuild BS" it starts the very long process all over again....
I don't know what I'm doing despite I read the documentation closely




Mon Aug 13 22:22:46 2012
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.14-WIP, Data Recovery Utility, July 2012
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows 7 (7601) SP1
Compiler: GCC 4.6, Cygwin 1007.9
Compilation date: 2012-08-12T22:56:43
ext2fs lib: 1.42.2, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20120504
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=320072933376
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdc)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=320072933376
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive1) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive1) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive1
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive2)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=107372772352
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\D:)=212697481728
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\E:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\E:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\E:
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\F:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\F:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\F:
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\G:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\G:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\G:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\H:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\H:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\J:)=500103643136
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 320 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38913 255 63, sector size=512 - ST9320325AS, S/N:2020202020202020202020205635364451525354, FW:0003SDM1
Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD50 00BEVT-00A0RT0

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - WDC WD50 00BEVT-00A0RT0
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
Current partition structure:
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
No partition is bootable
Failed to startup volume: Invalid argument.
Failed to startup volume: Invalid argument.



Mon Aug 13 22:50:18 2012
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.14-WIP, Data Recovery Utility, July 2012
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows 7 (7601) SP1
Compiler: GCC 4.6, Cygwin 1007.9
Compilation date: 2012-08-12T22:56:43
ext2fs lib: 1.42.2, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20120504
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=320072933376
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdc)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=320072933376
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive1) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive1) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive1
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive2)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=107372772352
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\D:)=212697481728
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\E:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\E:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\E:
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\F:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\F:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\F:
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\G:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\G:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\G:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\H:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\H:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\J:)=500103643136
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 320 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38913 255 63, sector size=512 - ST9320325AS, S/N:2020202020202020202020205635364451525354, FW:0003SDM1
Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD50 00BEVT-00A0RT0

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - WDC WD50 00BEVT-00A0RT0
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
Current partition structure:
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
No partition is bootable

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
file_pread(5,3,buffer,976773183(60801/81/16)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,976773183(60801/81/16)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976773199(60801/81/32)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,11,buffer,976773246(60801/82/16)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,2,buffer,976775168(60801/112/48)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976773376(60801/84/20)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976773504(60801/86/22)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976773632(60801/88/24)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976773760(60801/90/26)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976773888(60801/92/28)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774016(60801/94/30)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774144(60801/96/32)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774272(60801/98/34)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774400(60801/100/36)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774528(60801/102/38)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774656(60801/104/40)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774784(60801/106/42)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774912(60801/108/44)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976775040(60801/110/46)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,6,buffer,976775170(60801/112/50)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976775176(60801/112/56)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,3,buffer,976775184(60801/113/1)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,3,buffer,976775231(60801/113/48)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976775247(60801/114/1)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,11,buffer,976775294(60801/114/48)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,2,buffer,976777216(60801/145/17)) lseek err Invalid argument

Results
* HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928

interface_write()
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
Failed to startup volume: Invalid argument.
Failed to startup volume: Invalid argument.

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
NTFS at 1/1/1
filesystem size 976751937
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 2
mftmirr_lcn 48
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
HPFS - NTFS 1 1 1 60800 254 63 976751937 [CaddyMax]
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 500 GB / 465 GiB
BAD_RS LBA=290513940 4165211
file_pread(5,3,buffer,290513940(285433/1/29)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,290513940(285433/1/29)) lseek err Invalid argument
check_FAT: can't read FAT boot sector
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 01
FAT12 285433 1 29 487001 201 7 3238202499
This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=290513940, size=3238202499, end=3528716438, disk end=976773168)
NTFS at 60800/254/63
filesystem size 976751937
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 2
mftmirr_lcn 48
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
HPFS - NTFS 1 1 1 60800 254 63 976751937 [CaddyMax]
NTFS found using backup sector, blocksize=4096, 500 GB / 465 GiB
file_pread(5,3,buffer,976773183(60801/81/16)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,976773183(60801/81/16)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976773199(60801/81/32)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,11,buffer,976773246(60801/82/16)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,2,buffer,976775168(60801/112/48)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976773376(60801/84/20)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976773504(60801/86/22)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976773632(60801/88/24)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976773760(60801/90/26)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976773888(60801/92/28)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774016(60801/94/30)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774144(60801/96/32)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774272(60801/98/34)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774400(60801/100/36)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774528(60801/102/38)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774656(60801/104/40)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774784(60801/106/42)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976774912(60801/108/44)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,976775040(60801/110/46)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,976775167(60801/112/47)) lseek err Invalid argument
Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
Check the harddisk size: HD jumpers settings, BIOS detection...
The harddisk (500 GB / 465 GiB) seems too small! (< 4005 GB / 3730 GiB)
The following partition can't be recovered:
FAT12 285433 1 29 487001 201 7 3238202499
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2

Results
HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
HPFS - NTFS 1 1 1 60800 254 63 976751937 [CaddyMax]
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 500 GB / 465 GiB
Invalid partition structure.

Interface Advanced
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
Not an exFAT boot sector.
Not an exFAT boot sector.

ntfs_boot_sector
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
filesystem size 1
sectors_per_cluster 0
mft_lcn 0
mftmirr_lcn 0
clusters_per_mft_record 0
clusters_per_index_record 0
Boot sector
Status: Bad

Backup boot sector
Status: Bad

Sectors are identical.

A valid NTFS Boot sector must be present in order to access
any data; even if the partition is not bootable.
rebuild_NTFS_BS
mft at 12048, seq=1, main=0 res=1
read_mft_info failed
ntfs_find_mft: sectors_per_cluster invalid
ntfs_find_mft: mft_lcn 2
ntfs_find_mft: mftmirr_lcn 48
ntfs_find_mft: mft_record_size 1024

mft at 12416, seq=1, main=0 res=1
read_mft_info failed
ntfs_find_mft: sectors_per_cluster invalid
ntfs_find_mft: mft_lcn 2
ntfs_find_mft: mftmirr_lcn 48
ntfs_find_mft: mft_record_size 1024

mft at 638285366, seq=1, main=0 res=1
read_mft_info failed
ntfs_find_mft: sectors_per_cluster invalid
ntfs_find_mft: mft_lcn 2058
ntfs_find_mft: mftmirr_lcn 5162
ntfs_find_mft: mft_record_size 1024

mft at 638288470, seq=1, main=0 res=1
read_mft_info failed
ntfs_find_mft: sectors_per_cluster invalid
ntfs_find_mft: mft_lcn 2058
ntfs_find_mft: mftmirr_lcn 5162
ntfs_find_mft: mft_record_size 1024

mft at 647296418, seq=1, main=0 res=1
read_mft_info failed
ntfs_find_mft: sectors_per_cluster invalid
ntfs_find_mft: mft_lcn 2058
ntfs_find_mft: mftmirr_lcn 5162
ntfs_find_mft: mft_record_size 1024

mft at 647299522, seq=1, main=0 res=1
read_mft_info failed
ntfs_find_mft: sectors_per_cluster invalid
ntfs_find_mft: mft_lcn 2058
ntfs_find_mft: mftmirr_lcn 5162
ntfs_find_mft: mft_record_size 1024

mft at 731772646, seq=1, main=0 res=1
read_mft_info failed
ntfs_find_mft: sectors_per_cluster invalid
ntfs_find_mft: mft_lcn 4
ntfs_find_mft: mftmirr_lcn 3199943
ntfs_find_mft: mft_record_size 1024

mft at 885726880, seq=1, main=0 res=1
read_mft_info failed
ntfs_find_mft: sectors_per_cluster invalid
ntfs_find_mft: mft_lcn 2
ntfs_find_mft: mftmirr_lcn 48
ntfs_find_mft: mft_record_size 1024

Potential partition:
1 P HPFS - NTFS 1 1 1 60801 206 13 976764928
1 P HPFS - NTFS 39731 141 7 100532 91 19 976764928
1 P HPFS - NTFS 40292 118 43 101093 68 55 976764928
Failed to rebuild NTFS boot sector.

ntfs_boot_sector
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
filesystem size 1
sectors_per_cluster 0
mft_lcn 0
mftmirr_lcn 0
clusters_per_mft_record 0
clusters_per_index_record 0
Boot sector
Status: Bad

Backup boot sector
Status: Bad

Sectors are identical.

A valid NTFS Boot sector must be present in order to access
any data; even if the partition is not bootable.
rebuild_NTFS_BS
mft at 12048, seq=1, main=0 res=1
read_mft_info failed
ntfs_find_mft: sectors_per_cluster invalid
ntfs_find_mft: mft_lcn 2
ntfs_find_mft: mftmirr_lcn 48
ntfs_find_mft: mft_record_size 1024

mft at 12416, seq=1, main=0 res=1
read_mft_info failed
ntfs_find_mft: sectors_per_cluster invalid
ntfs_find_mft: mft_lcn 2
ntfs_find_mft: mftmirr_lcn 48
ntfs_find_mft: mft_record_size 1024

Search mft stopped: 983040/976764928
Potential partition:
1 P HPFS - NTFS 1 1 1 60801 206 13 976764928
Failed to rebuild NTFS boot sector.

ntfs_boot_sector
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
filesystem size 1
sectors_per_cluster 0
mft_lcn 0
mftmirr_lcn 0
clusters_per_mft_record 0
clusters_per_index_record 0
Boot sector
Status: Bad

Backup boot sector
Status: Bad

Sectors are identical.

A valid NTFS Boot sector must be present in order to access
any data; even if the partition is not bootable.
Boot sector Backup boot sector
0000 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0008 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0010 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0018 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0020 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0028 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0030 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0038 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0040 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0048 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0050 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0058 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0060 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0068 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0070 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0078 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0080 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0088 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0090 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0098 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
00A0 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
00A8 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
00B0 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
00B8 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
00C0 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
00C8 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
00D0 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
00D8 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
00E0 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
00E8 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
00F0 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
00F8 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0100 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0108 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0110 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0118 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0120 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0128 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0130 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0138 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0140 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0148 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0150 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0158 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0160 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0168 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0170 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0178 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0180 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0188 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0190 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
0198 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
01A0 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
01A8 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
01B0 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
01B8 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
01C0 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
01C8 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
01D0 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
01D8 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
01E0 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
01E8 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
01F0 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........
01F8 00000000 00000000 ........ 00000000 00000000 ........

ntfs_boot_sector
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
filesystem size 1
sectors_per_cluster 0
mft_lcn 0
mftmirr_lcn 0
clusters_per_mft_record 0
clusters_per_index_record 0
Boot sector
Status: Bad

Backup boot sector
Status: Bad

Sectors are identical.

A valid NTFS Boot sector must be present in order to access
any data; even if the partition is not bootable.
rebuild_NTFS_BS
mft at 12048, seq=1, main=0 res=1
read_mft_info failed
ntfs_find_mft: sectors_per_cluster invalid
ntfs_find_mft: mft_lcn 2
ntfs_find_mft: mftmirr_lcn 48
ntfs_find_mft: mft_record_size 1024

mft at 12416, seq=1, main=0 res=1
read_mft_info failed
ntfs_find_mft: sectors_per_cluster invalid
ntfs_find_mft: mft_lcn 2
ntfs_find_mft: mftmirr_lcn 48
ntfs_find_mft: mft_record_size 1024

Search mft stopped: 196608/976764928
Potential partition:
1 P HPFS - NTFS 1 1 1 60801 206 13 976764928
Failed to rebuild NTFS boot sector.

ntfs_boot_sector
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
filesystem size 1
sectors_per_cluster 0
mft_lcn 0
mftmirr_lcn 0
clusters_per_mft_record 0
clusters_per_index_record 0
Boot sector
Status: Bad

Backup boot sector
Status: Bad

Sectors are identical.

A valid NTFS Boot sector must be present in order to access
any data; even if the partition is not bootable.
Failed to startup volume: Invalid argument.
Failed to startup volume: Invalid argument.
Failed to startup volume: Invalid argument.
Not an exFAT boot sector.
Not an exFAT boot sector.

1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 60801 15 14 976764928
Can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged.
New geometry
Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 64602 240 63 sector_size=512

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 64602 240 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
Current partition structure:
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 64601 30 14 976764928
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 65 2 64601 30 14 976764928

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

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Re: external 500gb HD now says is not formatted. urgent help

#7 Post by TheFlyingCelt » 15 Aug 2012, 12:06

i messed everything up... no partitions now. :cry:

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Re: external 500gb HD now says is not formatted. urgent help

#8 Post by Fiona » 15 Aug 2012, 12:34

How did you mess up something?
Would it be possible to repeat your diagnose as long as you get to Analyse and the current partition strucur and copy paste that info?

Otherwise I've all infos about your current partition table and it might be possible to reconstruct it.
But only if there is a necessity.

Fiona

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Re: external 500gb HD now says is not formatted. urgent help

#9 Post by TheFlyingCelt » 15 Aug 2012, 12:39

I have a 3gb log file :-O
do you have teamviewer or skype? i may share my desktop with you and maybe you can fix it for me? i'm a mess... I can pay you for your work

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Re: external 500gb HD now says is not formatted. urgent help

#10 Post by cgrenier » 31 Aug 2012, 13:18

If you run TestDisk and choose Analyse, Quick Search. Does it find an NTFS partition starting at 0 1 1 ?
If it's not the case, try Deeper Search. When the partition is found, try 'p' to list your files. If it works,choose Write and confirm.

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