BSOD even with Safe Boot so tried to fix....

Using TestDisk to repair the filesystem
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BSOD even with Safe Boot so tried to fix....

#1 Post by Karla » 17 Sep 2013, 05:21

Figured I really screwed something up because even though couldn't boot in WinXP, I was able to see files with the "P" after analyze but then after I did deep search it said drive appears too small and I did a rebuild BS and repair MFT using testdisk but now it does not show any files at all on the NTFS partition. I did choose to create a log but have no idea where the log is stored and since I can't use my computer at all, I don't know what to do next.

Wrote down most of what I saw on screen so hope this info can help someone help me fix my problem. I would be so greatful!

Dell computer has 2 drives:
Create a new log YES
>80 - 250GB / 232 GiB. ---->highlighted this one and entered
>81 - 320GB / 298 GiB

INTEL and entered

Disk 80 - 250GB / 232 GiB
CHS 30394 255 63 - sector size =512

ANALYZE
1 P Dell Utility. 0. 1. 1. 4. 254. 63. 80262
2 *HPFS-NTFS 5. 0. 1 30392. 254. 63 488183220

QUICK SEARCH
>* FAT16 > 32M. 0. 1. 1. 4. 254. 63. 80262 [Dell Utility]
>P HPFS-NTFS. 5. 0. 1 30392 254. 63. 488183220

FAT16, blocks=2048,41MB/39MiB
Clicked "P" and could see files and directories

Then highlighted NTFS
NTFS,bocksize =4096,249GB/232GB
Clicked "P" and could see files and directories

Then DEEPER SEARCH revealed..
FAT16 > 32MB 0. 1. 1. 4. 254. 63. 80262. [Dell Utility]
HPFS-NTFS 5 0. 1. 30392 254. 60. 488183217

Said The harddisk (250GB/232GB) seems too small! (<2155GB/2007GiB)
Check the harddisk size: HD jumper settings, BIOS detection...

CheckFAT: can't read FAT boot sector
Invalid boot sector
OD FAT16 > 32M. 141687. 107. 12. 262042. 124. 23. 1933504158
FAT16 > 32M. 141687. 107. 12. 262042. 124. 23. 1933504158

The following partition can't be recovered:
FAT16 > 32M. 141687. 107. 12. 262042. 124. 23. 1933504158

[CONTINUE]
989GB/921GB

After changing Dell Utility to P and NTFS to * and p for files
WRITE then QUIT

Disk 80 - 250GB / 232 GB - CHS 30394 255 63
1 P FAT16 > 32M. 0. 1. 1. 4. 254. 63. 80262
FAT: 16
Cluster_size: 4. 4
Reserved: 1. 1
Total. Sect: 80262. 80262
Fat_length: 79. 79
Dir entries: 512. 512
Extrapolated boot sector and current boot sector are different
WRITE
REBUILD BOOT
List and showed files

NOTE: then proceeded to do the same steps on the NTFS partition and think I should not have because now can't see files like previosly could. :-(

DISK8 80 - 250GB / 232GiB - CHS 30394 255. 63
2 * HPFS-NTFS 5. 0. 1. 30392. 254. 63. 488183220
Boot sector
Status: OK
Backup boot sector
Status: OK
Sectors are identical

REBUILD BS
Filesystem size: 488183220 488183217
Sectors_per_cluster: 8. 8
mft_lcn: 786432. 770020
mftmirr_lcn: 30511451. 19150805
Clusters_per_mft_record: -10. -10
Clusters_per_index_record: 1. 1

NOTE: I noticed the numbers were different, unlike the previos partition ???

REPAIR MFT
MFT and MFT mirror are bad. Failed to repair them.

NOTE: Tried to list files again but this time it says something like filesystem not present. I guess I screwed my system up worse than it was to start with as in I believe I was getting the Blue Screen with code 0x0000007B even when trying to boot in safe mode of WinXP. I was able to get into my recovery console and could see all my files but it would not allow me to copy these files to my new external USB HD so I could then reformat my internal drives and reinstall everything from scratch and then move data files back once I had a clean system.

Please help!! Hope I didn't ruin my filesystem beyond recovery and someone can help me get my MFT pointing to the files again. Thanks in advance for help!

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