Hard Disk: Seagate ST3500320AS SATAII ,
4 partition on it
1. XP Sp3 ----30Gb
2. Data -------40Gb
3. extended with 2 logical partition
5. Data ------350Gb
Problem appear during copying files to 4-th partition ....Windows freeze and only thing which I can do is to turn off power. After that no more boot.
Running Test Disk ....following tips/steps from http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step
and have those messages:
When it analyze, TestDisk find partition but with same error for number of heads"Bad starting head (CHS and LBA don`t match"
"Incorrect number of Heads/cylinder 255 (NTFS) !=14 (HD)
Warning: The current number of heads per cylinder is 14 but yhe correct value may be 255
Then I go to Geometry and find this:
Sector size: 255
I change it to manufacturer numbers:
Sector size: 255
After "Analyze", TestDisk find all 4 partition, and second is marked as D /deleted/, and I can live with it.
Most concerning for me is partition no 4. /350 Gb/. After continue, and after "P" command I see files and directories on it. So, I decide to write that structure even second partition is marked as deleted.
Reboot ....Windows /from second disk, freshly instaled/ , affter allmost 45 minutes finally boot. Device manager see disk, but no in Disk Manager. After initializing it show me 2 partiton /4 and 5 in "extended enclosure" / as healthy. Unfortunately, no file system so I can`t reach my files.
Back to TestDisk but now with second disk attached. On is 2 partition - 1.win7 and second 450Gb empty logical NTFS partition - place to save data.
Test disk again find problems with number of cylinder/heads. Gemoetry again, and find partition but again with warning about numbers of head. Finally I managed to see files on most valuable partition where is about 220Gb data which I need to save.
I chose directory which I need ...press "C" for copy it and then try to select second disk, but can`t ... I try all letters which was given but every time it bring me back to selection.
I have same tipe of disk in my sons computer and it work without problem. Can I switch PCB and try to save data ?
Is it possible to permanently put numbers for cylinder/heads/sectors/sector-size and what change it back?
How to "tell TestDisk" that I put another HD where I want to copy/save my data and how to select it?
Hopefully You shall understand what I wrote because English is not my native language
Any Help is most appreciated ...Thank You in advance