Hard Drive not responding to Testdisk

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Hard Drive not responding to Testdisk

#1 Post by tingu »

Hi. When I launch TestDisk it hangs up with Please Wait... it has been a while and also my hard disk activity light is not blinking any more. Diskpart also hangs up on start.
It was responding yesterday to both programs, I changed the Volume Primary settings in TestDisk and now my C: drive is E:. The current C: drive is a Sony volume on the VAIO, there were 3 volumes listed in Testdisk last night.
Should I continue to wait for TestDisk to respond? or is there an alternative? Please Help!!!!
Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Hard Drive not responding to Testdisk

#2 Post by Fiona »

You should only wait few minutes.
If it takes too long, something is probably wrong?
Do you still have your testdisk.log file from your diagnose?
If yes, can you copy and paste the content of your testdisk.log into your next post?
Such behavior often indicates that either your file system is faulty or some sectors are bad?
But it's only a diagnose/guess!
Could you run crystaldiskinfo to check your disk?
http://crystalmark.info/software/Crysta ... dex-e.html
Also, check, how your disk ist listed in your disk management console and device manager like name, size would be important.

Also antivirus or another backgroundprocess can prevent that testdisk gets data from OS.
It's advisable to disable antivirus and backgroundprocesses using msconfig during diagnose of testdisk.