Overwrite Linux partition with Windows?

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Overwrite Linux partition with Windows?

#1 Post by tf8252 »

I have a 250gig (Ultra ATA) Buffalo Linkstation http://www.amazon.com/Buffalo-LinkStati ... B0002ICEIQ onto which I installed a Linux Debian
OS. I was using this for years as a media server.

The "Linkstation" has died and now I have the internal hard drive (Seagate ST325082) http://www.pinnaclemicro.com/computer/d ... Technology installed into a drive enclosure http://www.sabrent.com/category/hard-dr ... /EC-UEIS7/.

Windows 7 "sees" the drive in disk management http://savemoneytowing.com/Clipboard01.jpg
but doesn't assign a drive to it and won't "explore" it.

I've tried to boot my laptop from a Ubuntu CD or Ubuntu off a USB drive but my PC
won't boot for some reason.

I'm hoping I can use TestDisk to make the files on this drive (assorted documents, images, videos, etc) accessible
again. Ideally if I can still use this hard drive in the new enclosure as a back up this would be great.

Any tips on how to use TestDisk to make this hard drive readable again via Windows 7?
Last edited by tf8252 on 20 Mar 2013, 16:03, edited 1 time in total.

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Joined: 18 Mar 2013, 23:36

Re: Windows 7 Can't Read Drive

#2 Post by tf8252 »

This is what structure looks like in TestDisk