Stuck after selecting drive

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Stuck after selecting drive

#1 Post by ntre »


I think I accidentally borked my partition table when I tried to erase one of the two partitions my external drive had. I ran testdisk but it gets stuck on the selection screen after I select the drive in question.

The inbuilt drive works fine in testdisk. Any suggestions?

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Re: Stuck after selecting drive

#2 Post by cgrenier »

It's probably a hardware problem (ie. HD stuck heads to platter). The best is to to contact a data recovery company.