I am trying to recover the partitions on an old hard drive. I use the option Deeper Search in TestDisk and at the end of the scan it looks like it finds three partitions but it quickly removes that screen, it just flashes before my eyes. So instead of presenting the found partitions, it shows another screen that says that the hard drive is too small.
But the funny thing is that this is normal for this hard drive, it really is small, since it comes from a very old PC. It's only 15 GB! Well of course it's small! It would be another thing if the drive was a 1750 GB drive and was reported as small, that would be alarming. But what is a small hard drive... that really must be relative to what you're comparing with.
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Disk /dev/sdd - 15 GB / 14 GiB - CHS 1871 255 63 The harddisk (15 GB / 14 GiB) seems too small! ((30 GB / 28 GiB)) Check the harddisk size_ HD jumpers settings, BIOS detection... The following partition can't be be recovered: Partition Start End Size in sectors > HPFS - NTFS 1870 254 63 3741 253 62 30057552 [ Continue ] NTFS, blocksize=4096, 15 GB / 14 GiB
Why is it saying the hard drive is too small? Does TestDisk support 15 GB drives or smaller?
Can I get TestDisk to pause at the screen that just flashes by?