Might Have Ruined Xmas - Cant Find Partition!

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Might Have Ruined Xmas - Cant Find Partition!

#1 Post by 19ninety » 27 Dec 2012, 15:51

Hi,
Background: With the intention of being able to watch our family movies and photos on our Smart blu-ray player I plugged my USB HDD into a Smart blu-ray/freeview recorder box, the HDD clunked three times (as though it was being switched on then off again quickly), then under the USB HDD options I selected some options to add the drive the Smart blu-ray box. Followed by the HDD clunking three more times. Using the Smart blu-ray file browser I saw no files at all!
So I then plugged the HDD back into my PC, as the clunks didnt sound healthy and no data was showing using the Smart blu-ray browser, the drive is not seen by the OS (Win7). I ran the partition tool in the OS in case the drive had died and it says Disk9 needs to be initialized, I cancelled that and then ran testdisk.

Following the instructions online testdisk sees my drive but when selecting [Intel] then [Analyse] but nothing is found. I assume this is because the Smart Blu-Ray has deleted the partition or formatted the drive?

I retried using [None] then [Analyse] and the image below is of the results after a 18hour scan and the log file.

I see it says to check the jumper & BIOS settings but the drive is connected via a USB dock and is a SATA drive. It also says several partitions cannot be recovered.

There was over 200gb or family movies and photos (including our daughters first Christmas this year and 5 years of my own amateur photography work) and my girlfriend is going to go crazy, I mean ... CRAZY if I've just lost the lot.

Should I re-initialze the disk in windows try and run data recovery on the HDD ... if so what free/cheap program would be best? Or is there anything else I can do?

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Wed Dec 26 19:34:58 2012
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.14-WIP, Data Recovery Utility, December 2012
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows 7 (7601) SP1
Compiler: GCC 4.7, MinGW 3.11
Compilation date: Dec 23 2012 19:10:25
ext2fs lib: none, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: none, ewf lib: 20120504
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=80026361856
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive2)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive3)=120034123776
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive4)=500107862016
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive5) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.


filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive5) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.


Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive5
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive6) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.


filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive6) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.


Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive6
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive7) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.


filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive7) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.


Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive7
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive8) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.


filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive8) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.


Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive8
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive9)=250059350016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=119926685696
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\D:)=500000882688
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\E:)=500105740288
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\F:)=500105740288
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(\\.\I:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\I:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\J:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\J:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\K:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\K:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\L:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\L:
Hard disk list
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive0 - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive1 - 80 GB / 74 GiB - CHS 9729 255 63, sector size=512
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive2 - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 516811 135 14, sector size=512
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive3 - 120 GB / 111 GiB - CHS 124043 135 14, sector size=512
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive4 - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive9 - 250 GB / 232 GiB - CHS 30401 255 63, sector size=512
Drive C: - 119 GB / 111 GiB - CHS 123932 135 14, sector size=512
Drive D: - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 516700 135 14, sector size=512
Drive E: - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512

Partition table type default to Intel
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive9 - 250 GB / 232 GiB
Partition table type: None

Analyse Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive9 - 250 GB / 232 GiB - CHS 30401 255 63
Current partition structure:
   P Unknown                  0   0  1 30401  80 63  488397168

search_part()
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive9 - 250 GB / 232 GiB - CHS 30401 255 63

HFS magic value at 573/144/35
part_size 1191066002
     HFS                    573 144 35 74713 254  6 1191066002 [)}ݖ]
     HFS blocksize=31981568, 609 GB / 567 GiB
This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=9214351, size=1191066002, end=1200280352, disk end=488397168)

     WBFS                   694 148 14  1209 163 25    8274432
     WBFS, 4236 MB / 4040 MiB

LVM magic value at 6976/139/2

LVM magic value at 8256/111/58
     Sys=0C               12311   0 15 143696  56 48 2110703587
     FATX, 1080 GB / 1006 GiB
This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=197776229, size=2110703587, end=2308479815, disk end=488397168)

HFS magic value at 20560/32/49
part_size 1273250242
     HFS                  20560  32 49 99816  74  4 1273250242 [ ^Š €Â ø¤”HØ„ à ’ß§ <MlåqÙº]
     HFS blocksize=188622336, 651 GB / 607 GiB
This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=330298464, size=1273250242, end=1603548705, disk end=488397168)

recover_JFS: s_blocksize=1909021088
recover_JFS: s_size 1351209726
recover_JFS: s_fsckpxd.len:13254558
recover_JFS: s_logpxd.len:16713189
recover_JFS: part_size 874478324
     JFS                  21883  56 19 3439525695  81 28 12130019310533364
     JFS 34001217, blocksize=1909021088, 6210569 TB / 5648480 TiB
This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=351553941, size=874478324, end=1226032265, disk end=488397168)

recover_JFS: s_blocksize=1909021088
recover_JFS: s_size 1351209726
recover_JFS: s_fsckpxd.len:13254558
recover_JFS: s_logpxd.len:16713189
recover_JFS: part_size 874478324
     JFS                  23992 244 34 3439527805  14 43 12130019310533364
     JFS 34001217, blocksize=1909021088, 6210569 TB / 5648480 TiB
This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=385446885, size=874478324, end=1259925209, disk end=488397168)
check_FAT: Bad jump in FAT partition
check_FAT: Bad jump in FAT partition
NTFS at 30401/42/41
filesystem size           488392704
sectors_per_cluster       8
mft_lcn                   786432
mftmirr_lcn               2
clusters_per_mft_record   -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
NTFS: Can't read MFT
     NTFS                 30401  42 41 60802  52 49  488392704
     NTFS, blocksize=4096, 250 GB / 232 GiB
This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=488394751, size=488392704, end=976787454, disk end=488397168)
file_win32_pread(108,11,buffer,488397160(30401/80/56)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(108,11,buffer,488397165(30401/80/61)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(108,8,buffer,488397161(30401/80/57)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(108,3,buffer,488397167(30401/80/63)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(108,8,buffer,488397165(30401/80/61)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(108,16,buffer,488397155(30401/80/51)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(108,16,buffer,488397158(30401/80/54)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(108,16,buffer,488397161(30401/80/57)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(108,16,buffer,488397164(30401/80/60)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(108,16,buffer,488397167(30401/80/63)) read err: read after end of file
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive9 - 250 GB / 232 GiB - CHS 30401 255 63
Check the harddisk size: HD jumpers settings, BIOS detection...
The harddisk (250 GB / 232 GiB) seems too small! (< 6210570 TB / 5648480 TiB)
The following partitions can't be recovered:
     HFS                    573 144 35 74713 254  6 1191066002 [)}ݖ]
     HFS blocksize=31981568, 609 GB / 567 GiB
     Sys=0C               12311   0 15 143696  56 48 2110703587
     FATX, 1080 GB / 1006 GiB
     HFS                  20560  32 49 99816  74  4 1273250242 [ ^Š €Â ø¤”HØ„ à ’ß§ <MlåqÙº]
     HFS blocksize=188622336, 651 GB / 607 GiB
     JFS                  21883  56 19 3439525695  81 28 12130019310533364
     JFS 34001217, blocksize=1909021088, 6210569 TB / 5648480 TiB
     JFS                  23992 244 34 3439527805  14 43 12130019310533364
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Re: Might Have Ruined Xmas - Cant Find Partition!

#2 Post by Fiona » 28 Dec 2012, 08:53

Did you use the 64-bit version of TestDisk?
It's only intended for 64-bit-versions without WOW64.
As long as you're using Vista, Win7-8 you should use the 32-bit-version.
Would it be possible to repeat your diagnose?
Especially the result of TestDisk Deeper Search!
Easily select your physically disk.
Pleas upload another screen from your disk management console including data from your external disk, too!
In some cases, Linux- and Unix-partitions writing backups of superblocks across the file system.
In rare cases, windows file systems like NTFS and FAT32 got damaged.
In case datarecovery software was helpful.
But it might be appropriate to diagnose your disk first, using testdisk.

Fiona

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Re: Might Have Ruined Xmas - Cant Find Partition!

#3 Post by 19ninety » 28 Dec 2012, 10:04

Hi,
Ah, my OS is 64bit and I see now in the notes now for v6.14 beta! I'll re-try using v6.13.
I had started a DeepSearch lastnight in v6.14 but cancelled it as took a couple of hours to cover 2%.
After I tried running the free version of EaseUS recovery just to see what it might find and after 2.5hrs it returned very good results!
I'm going to try Piriform Recuva and see if that has good results. I'd like to get as much off the drive as possible before trying to repair it in case that just makes things worse.

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Re: Might Have Ruined Xmas - Cant Find Partition!

#4 Post by Fiona » 28 Dec 2012, 20:21

Currently, TestDisk 6.14WIP beta is recommended.
In case, use the 32 bit version
Please let me know about your recovery results.
If TestDisk would find your partition and displays your data, you can use testdisk to copy your data to another disk or intact partition first, before you're going to write a partition or repairing a boot sector.
Please let me know your datarecovery results first!

Fiona

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