My computer completely ****ed itself a few days ago and after narrowing down the problem I've been using test disk to try and repair some partitions.
After having to restart the scanning a few times (very annoying) I finally got to the part where you assign the boot, Primary, Logical thing with the partitions before you repair.
It isn't as straightforward as I would like though as there are six partitions on the drive (Dell....)
Now I really don't want to screw this up so I need help in figuring out which is which.
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TestDisk 6.14-WIP, Data Recovery Utility, April 2012
Christophe GRENIER <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Disk /dev/sda - 250 GB / 232 GiB - CHS 30401 255 63
Partition Start End Size in sectors
>* Dell Utility 0 1 1 10 254 63 176652 [DellUtility]
D FAT32 LBA 11 0 1 4188 254 63 67119570 [NO NAME]
D HPFS - NTFS 11 23 13 1316 129 29 20971520 [RECOVERY]
P HPFS - NTFS 1316 129 30 30074 207 21 462002176 [OS]
D HPFS - NTFS 19382 96 43 19382 226 44 8192 [Boot]
D FAT32 LBA 30074 239 54 30401 42 41 5240832 [MEDIADIRECT]
I was able to change the DellUtility partition type to its proper one, but have absoulutely no idea how to assign the others. I already messed around with them so the things listed are not the defaults given.
"OS" partition is the C drive of our PC and "Recovery" is the D Drive, those two are listed when you open Computer in windows.
I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1720 and running Windows Vista if that helps.
Any help is greatly appreciated!