Query on Lost partition on Windows Vista with RAID 1

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Query on Lost partition on Windows Vista with RAID 1

#1 Post by Thornybird » 27 Nov 2013, 14:47

Hi,

I have an older Dell Precision which has two drives runner RAID 1 Mirror. Windows Vista.

It 'had' two partitions, C: boot and D: Work folders

The D: partition has become unrecognisable

I ran quick find first, found the two RAID drives (RAID 1) at 290GB which is correct for my C: drive. I selected each drive in turn to run quick find, and no partition was found.

I went back to select the first RAID drive listed and currently running a deep analysis.

My question is how to proceed with a RAID 1 set up. Hopefully when the testdisk has finished it will have found the lost partition, but I'm not clear from the documentation how to to recover with my set up.

Many thanks in advance

Theresa

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Re: Query on Lost partition on Windows Vista with RAID 1

#2 Post by Fiona » 27 Nov 2013, 17:41

Would it be possible to copy and paste the content of your testdisk.log into your next post from your last diagnose?
It provides all information about your current situation and I could better support you!

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Re: Query on Lost partition on Windows Vista with RAID 1

#3 Post by Thornybird » 27 Nov 2013, 19:07

]Hi Fiona,

it has got stuck at 40%. Here is the screen shot. It's been like that for last 2 hours. I've just tried clicking Enter to Abort but nothing is responding

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Re: Query on Lost partition on Windows Vista with RAID 1

#4 Post by Fiona » 27 Nov 2013, 20:58

Looks like that it hangs?
You can press enter to stop it.
Your partition should be listed.
Can you press p to have a try to list your data?
Otherwise in your testdisk folder there should be a file called testdisk.log.
Can you open it using a wordprocessor like wordpad and copy paste the content of your testdisk.log into your next post?

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Re: Query on Lost partition on Windows Vista with RAID 1

#5 Post by Thornybird » 27 Nov 2013, 21:53

Hi Fiona,

I've tried pressing Enter many times, nothing has changed since my last post I've tried Task Manager to end it, but it doesn't respond. Which is the best way to force quit?

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Re: Query on Lost partition on Windows Vista with RAID 1

#6 Post by Fiona » 27 Nov 2013, 21:56

If it hangs, restart your computer.

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Re: Query on Lost partition on Windows Vista with RAID 1

#7 Post by Thornybird » 27 Nov 2013, 22:20

So frustrating, want shut down, have to hit the power button

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Re: Query on Lost partition on Windows Vista with RAID 1

#8 Post by Thornybird » 27 Nov 2013, 23:00

OK, here is the test disk.log file



Wed Nov 27 12:48:54 2013
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows Vista (6002) SP2
Compiler: GCC 4.7, Cygwin 1007.17
Compilation date: 2013-07-30T14:08:52
ext2fs lib: 1.42.2, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20120504
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=320072933376
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=319999180800
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdg)=2000398934016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=320072933376
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=319999180800
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive2) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive2) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive2
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive3) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive3) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive3
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive4) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive4) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive4
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive5) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive5) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive5
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive6)=2000398934016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=319997083648
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\D:)=319997083648
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\E:)=5230495744
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\F:)=2048
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\G:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\G:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\H:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\H:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\I:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\I:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\J:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\J:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\K:)=2000397883392
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 320 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38913 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD32 00KS-75PFB0, FW:21.0
Disk /dev/sdb - 319 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38904 255 63, sector size=512 - Dell VIRTUAL DISK, FW:1028
Disk /dev/sdg - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63, sector size=512 - Seagate Expansion Desk, S/N:NA4LC2P3, FW:0319
Drive E: - 5230 MB / 4988 MiB - CHS 1247 64 32, sector size=2048 - HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8164B, FW:0D08
Drive F: - 2048 B - CHS 1 64 32, sector size=2048 - PHILIPS DVD+-RW DVD8801, FW:4D28

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sdb - 319 GB / 298 GiB - Dell VIRTUAL DISK
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdb - 319 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38904 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
NTFS at 0/32/33
Current partition structure:
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 38904 57 1 624994304 [RAID1]

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdb - 319 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38904 255 63
NTFS at 0/32/33
filesystem size 624994304
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 786432
mftmirr_lcn 39062143
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 38904 57 1 624994304 [RAID1]
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 319 GB / 298 GiB
file_pread(5,2,buffer,624998400(38904/89/34)) ReadFile Incorrect function.

file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998400(38904/89/34)) ReadFile Incorrect function.

file_pread(5,2,buffer,624998462(38904/90/33)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998462(38904/90/33)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,2,buffer,624998463(38904/90/34)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,2,buffer,624998525(38904/91/33)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998525(38904/91/33)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998400(38904/89/34)) ReadFile Incorrect function.

file_pread(5,14,buffer,624998401(38904/89/35)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,3,buffer,624998415(38904/89/49)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,3,buffer,624998462(38904/90/33)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,624998478(38904/90/49)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,11,buffer,624998525(38904/91/33)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,2,buffer,625000447(38904/122/2)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998418(38904/89/52)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998465(38904/90/36)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998486(38904/90/57)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998536(38904/91/44)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,625000449(38904/122/4)) lseek err Invalid argument

Results
* HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 38904 57 1 624994304 [RAID1]
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 319 GB / 298 GiB

interface_write()
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 38904 57 1 624994304 [RAID1]
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition
Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sdb - 319 GB / 298 GiB - Dell VIRTUAL DISK
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdb - 319 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38904 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
NTFS at 0/32/33
Current partition structure:
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 38904 57 1 624994304 [RAID1]

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdb - 319 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38904 255 63
NTFS at 0/32/33
filesystem size 624994304
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 786432
mftmirr_lcn 39062143
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 38904 57 1 624994304 [RAID1]
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 319 GB / 298 GiB
file_pread(5,2,buffer,624998400(38904/89/34)) ReadFile Incorrect function.

file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998400(38904/89/34)) ReadFile Incorrect function.

file_pread(5,2,buffer,624998462(38904/90/33)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998462(38904/90/33)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,2,buffer,624998463(38904/90/34)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,2,buffer,624998525(38904/91/33)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998525(38904/91/33)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998400(38904/89/34)) ReadFile Incorrect function.

file_pread(5,14,buffer,624998401(38904/89/35)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,3,buffer,624998415(38904/89/49)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,3,buffer,624998462(38904/90/33)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,624998478(38904/90/49)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,11,buffer,624998525(38904/91/33)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,2,buffer,625000447(38904/122/2)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998418(38904/89/52)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998465(38904/90/36)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998486(38904/90/57)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,624998536(38904/91/44)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,625000449(38904/122/4)) lseek err Invalid argument

Results
* HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 38904 57 1 624994304 [RAID1]
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 319 GB / 298 GiB

interface_write()
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 38904 57 1 624994304 [RAID1]
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition
Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sda - 320 GB / 298 GiB - WDC WD32 00KS-75PFB0
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sda - 320 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38913 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
NTFS at 0/32/33
Current partition structure:
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 38904 57 1 624994304

search_part()
Disk /dev/sda - 320 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38913 255 63
NTFS at 0/32/33
filesystem size 624994304
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 786432
mftmirr_lcn 39062143
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 38904 57 1 624994304
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 319 GB / 298 GiB
file_pread(4,2,buffer,625143808(38913/102/38)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,1,buffer,625143808(38913/102/38)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,1,buffer,625143807(38913/102/37)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,14,buffer,625143809(38913/102/39)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,3,buffer,625143823(38913/102/53)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,3,buffer,625143870(38913/103/37)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,8,buffer,625143886(38913/103/53)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,11,buffer,625143933(38913/104/37)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,2,buffer,625145855(38913/135/6)) lseek err Invalid argument

Results
* HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 38904 57 1 624994304
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 319 GB / 298 GiB

interface_write()
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 38904 57 1 624994304

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Re: Query on Lost partition on Windows Vista with RAID 1

#9 Post by Fiona » 28 Nov 2013, 08:28

Your virtual disk uses the whole space.
Except at the end of the disk, there are about 100 MB as unallocated/free space.
It looks like that your free space as a work-partition doesn't fit.
Raid1 is only a mirror.
Would it be possible that it was using your first physically disk also?
If you're not sure, could you repeat a diagnose on your physically disk?
Is this one here;
Disk /dev/sda - 320 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38913 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD32 00KS-75PFB0, FW:21.0

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Re: Query on Lost partition on Windows Vista with RAID 1

#10 Post by Thornybird » 28 Nov 2013, 10:09

I am confused by your response. If I explain how I've been using this PC for the last 7 years.
I have a C drive which displays as 298GB in size with about 80MG free
The D drive also displays as 298GB with around 40-50GB free (in any case a different figure from the C drive)
So each drive appears (in Explorer) to have the same capacity but with different amounts free.
Recently the free capacity on the C drive has been getting too small so I have been removing lots of files and getting to the 80GB free.
When I created the partition when I first got the machine, the second partition was labelled D - this is what I assumed is the virtual disk

So I am unclear what to think of your first comment, the virtual disk uses the whole space. I see and can use the C drive, the D drive is displayed but I cannot access it.

I thought I was using both disks together as a RAID 1 - that's how it was set up with Dell

I will do screen grabs as I do what you suggest.

What lead up to this, is the night before, a USB stick was inserted into one of the usb ports, it didn't come up with the usual Windows box asking if you want to look at the contents, it made the noise that a usb connection was made. I went into Explorer to look for it, but it wasn't listed.

I powered down - had to force quit it. Then the next morning - no D drive access.

Thanks again

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