Critical problem: TestDisk is keep try to format in boot!

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Critical problem: TestDisk is keep try to format in boot!

#1 Post by AlmogBaku » 12 Sep 2013, 20:48

Hey,
First of all- thank for the great tool!

I had some strange problem which make my external ntfs HDD corrupted.
  • I tried to fix the HDD using TestDisk(by writing the tables again), but I can't succeed and it failed right after the boot.
  • I success to recover my files using TestDisk into another external HDD.
  • I tried to format the HDD by the ubuntu but it failed too.
  • I tried to format the HDD using TestDisk, but I can't succeed and I saw a black-screen-of-death for a half-hour.. than I just reboot my PC.
  • Than I finally format the HDD using GParted.
The thing is, after I succeed.. and everything went right.. It make my HDD corrupt again after reboot- with the same error as it used to show before the formating:

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HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed for '/dev/sdc': Invalid argument
end_request: critical target error, dev sdc, sector 1953951908
Buffer I/O on device sdc, logical block 244189951
end_request: critical target error, dev sdc, sector 1953951908
Buffer I/O on device sdc, logical block 244189951
Than the HDD is corrupted again..

I think maybe TestDisk is trying to format/fix it all over again every time.. and that's what destroy it.. is it possible?

I'll glad for some help!, thanks!

I'm using ubuntu 13.04 x64 over laptop dell inspiron n4050 8gb ddr3

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Re: Critical problem: TestDisk is keep try to format in boot

#2 Post by cgrenier » 19 Sep 2013, 07:32

As root, run "smartctl -a /dev/sdc" to check if your HD contains bad sectors.

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