1TB Samsung suddenly messed up

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1TB Samsung suddenly messed up

#1 Post by senlim »

My 1 TB samsung HDD which is probably 2yr old suddenly stopped working. Win 7 OS.
It's partitioned into two: 60GB for boot and rest for storage.
The testdisk log file timestamp doesn't seem to be up to date and I can't attach a ".log" file.
I did deeper scan which took all night.
Therefore I have uploaded some pictures to dropbox.
I think I'm at the point where I think I can change the partition type, so now I require help (because otherwise if I "Enter: to continue" without doing anything I may have to redo the deeper scan).

Can anyone help?

Dropbox links:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/727 ... _25pct.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/727 ... 100pct.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/727 ... 00pct2.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/727 ... 00pct3.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/727 ... 00pct4.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/727 ... 00pct5.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/727 ... 00pct6.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/727 ... 00pct7.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/727 ... stdisk.log

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Re: 1TB Samsung suddenly messed up

#2 Post by cgrenier »

Use 'p' to list the content of each partition. Once you know which partitions to recover, use the arrow keys to switch the partition to P(rimary), L(ogical) or *(bootable). On next screen, choose Write and confirm.