Rescue of my recordings?

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Rescue of my recordings?

#1 Post by hhougaard » 19 Feb 2014, 13:11

It seems as if my first post disappeared so here goes again.

My hard disc recorder crashed last weekend (I cannot turn it on anymore) so I am trying to rescue the recordings on the hard drive. My plan is to move the recordings to my PC and from there back to my new hard disc recorder via an external hard drive.

I have moved the hard drive to my PC and I can see the drive in Disk Management but it is reported as Not initialised/Not allocated.

I therefore tried to analyze the hard drive by using TestDisk but I am not familiar with the tool. Can anybody help me analysing the log-file that was created? I have posted it below.

Thanks.
hhougaard


*** LOGFILE ***

Sat Feb 15 16:40:29 2014
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows XP SP3
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)=164696555520
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdc)=640135028736
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=164696555520
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive2)=640135028736
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=52427902464
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\D:)=640132383744
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\E:)=157283804160
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 164 GB / 153 GiB - CHS 20023 255 63, sector size=512 - Hitachi HDS721616PLAT80, FW:P22OA84A
Disk /dev/sdb - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512 - SAMSUNG HD501LJ, FW:CR10
Disk /dev/sdc - 640 GB / 596 GiB - CHS 77825 255 63, sector size=512 - SAMSUNG HD642JJ, FW:1AA0

Partition table type default to Intel
Disk /dev/sda - 164 GB / 153 GiB - Hitachi HDS721616PLAT80
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sda - 164 GB / 153 GiB - CHS 20023 255 63
Current partition structure:

Partition sector doesn't have the endmark 0xAA55

search_part()
Disk /dev/sda - 164 GB / 153 GiB - CHS 20023 255 63
file_pread(4,2,buffer,321673216(20023/59/5)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,1,buffer,321673216(20023/59/5)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,1,buffer,321673215(20023/59/4)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,14,buffer,321673217(20023/59/6)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,3,buffer,321673231(20023/59/20)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,3,buffer,321673278(20023/60/4)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,8,buffer,321673294(20023/60/20)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,11,buffer,321673341(20023/61/4)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,2,buffer,321675263(20023/91/36)) lseek err Invalid argument

Results

interface_write()

No partition found or selected for recovery
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
Store new MBR code
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition

Interface Advanced
New options :
Dump : No
Align partition: Yes
Expert mode : No
Partition table type default to Intel
Disk /dev/sda - 164 GB / 153 GiB - Hitachi HDS721616PLAT80
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sda - 164 GB / 153 GiB - CHS 20023 255 63
Current partition structure:

Partition sector doesn't have the endmark 0xAA55

search_part()
Disk /dev/sda - 164 GB / 153 GiB - CHS 20023 255 63
file_pread(4,2,buffer,321673216(20023/59/5)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,1,buffer,321673216(20023/59/5)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,1,buffer,321673215(20023/59/4)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,14,buffer,321673217(20023/59/6)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,3,buffer,321673231(20023/59/20)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,3,buffer,321673278(20023/60/4)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,8,buffer,321673294(20023/60/20)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,11,buffer,321673341(20023/61/4)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,2,buffer,321675263(20023/91/36)) lseek err Invalid argument

Results

interface_write()

No partition found or selected for recovery

search_part()
Disk /dev/sda - 164 GB / 153 GiB - CHS 20023 255 63
file_pread(4,2,buffer,321673216(20023/59/5)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,1,buffer,321673216(20023/59/5)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,1,buffer,321673215(20023/59/4)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,14,buffer,321673217(20023/59/6)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,3,buffer,321673231(20023/59/20)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,3,buffer,321673278(20023/60/4)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,8,buffer,321673294(20023/60/20)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,11,buffer,321673341(20023/61/4)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(4,2,buffer,321675263(20023/91/36)) lseek err Invalid argument

Results

interface_write()

No partition found or selected for recovery
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
Store new MBR code
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition
Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sdb - 500 GB / 465 GiB - SAMSUNG HD501LJ
Partition table type: Intel
Partition table type default to Intel
Disk /dev/sda - 164 GB / 153 GiB - Hitachi HDS721616PLAT80
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sda - 164 GB / 153 GiB - CHS 20023 255 63
Current partition structure:

Partition sector doesn't have the endmark 0xAA55
SIGHUP detected! TestDisk has been killed.

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Re: Rescue of my recordings?

#2 Post by hhougaard » 15 May 2014, 21:36

No comments or ideas at all?

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Re: Rescue of my recordings?

#3 Post by cgrenier » 16 May 2014, 07:20

More information will help. Can you post
- the brand/model of your recorder
- the partition table type use by your recorder (ie PC/Intel, GPT, proprietary...)
- the filesystem type (FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, ext4...)
- the file type (.mov, .mp4, .wav...)

hhougaard
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Re: Rescue of my recordings?

#4 Post by hhougaard » 19 May 2014, 19:11

I'll try for sure but I may not be able to provide that many answers.

The recorder though is a Panasonic DMR-EX77.

However, I cannot find any information regarding partition tables, filsystems or file types in the manual. From the TestDisk logfile stated in my initial post the table type is stated to be intel. If using SD cards with the recorder these have to be either FAT12, FAT16 or FAT32 formats according to the manual so maybe FAT32 is a good guess.

Not much extra info I'm afraid but maybe enough to help you help me?

Regards

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