Data recovered, but disc doesn't show up in windows

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Data recovered, but disc doesn't show up in windows

#1 Post by Hypersomnia » 25 Apr 2014, 22:46

I recovered the data, at least i think i have because the raid0 array with the data doesn't shows up in Windows.

Let me start with the problem and what I did to fix it .
I have a RAID0 array containing 2X 1TB samsung HD103SJ and one of the disks fel out of the raid config
This array contained my Windows partition (80GB) and a 2nd parition for everything else.
SO i reinstalled windows on a other disk; removed and redid the Raid0 array exactly and ran Testdisk
all files showed up again :_)
Just in case i copyed the most important files to a external disc.
Afterwarts I recovered it like this:
TestDisk 7.0-WIP, Data Recovery Utility, April 2014
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org

Disk /dev/sda - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
Partition Start End Size in sectors
* HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 12 223 19 204800
P HPFS - NTFS 12 223 20 10456 20 60 167770112
> HPFS - NTFS 10456 1 1 243200 254 63 3739048362



Structure: Ok. Use Up/Down Arrow keys to select partition.
Use Left/Right Arrow keys to CHANGE partition characteristics:
*=Primary bootable P=Primary L=Logical E=Extended D=Deleted
Keys A: add partition, L: load backup, T: change type, P: list files,
Enter: to continue
did i do something wrong with the * P ? Or is it something else?

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Re: Data recovered, but disc doesn't show up in windows

#2 Post by cgrenier » 27 Apr 2014, 10:32

Set the last partition as P(rimary). On next screen, choose Write, confirm, Quit
Restart your computer.
You may have to use Windows Disk Manager to assign a drive letter to each partition.

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Re: Data recovered, but disc doesn't show up in windows

#3 Post by Hypersomnia » 27 Apr 2014, 14:05

if I change the last partition also to primary the programm says the STRUCTURE: BAD. What do i need to do about that?
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Re: Data recovered, but disc doesn't show up in windows

#4 Post by Hypersomnia » 27 Apr 2014, 14:31

This is the situation in my disk atm
'Schijf 0" is the disk in question
there are 3 partitions, 1:reserved by system; 2: Windows 7 64bit; 3: Software
I can get only 2 out of 3
the folowing combinations work:
- reserved by system(*) & windows 7 64 bit partition(P)
- reserved by system(*) & Software(P)
I can not set windows 7 64 bit and Software partition as primary. Even if i set win 7 partition as primary bootable the software partition can't be set to something else

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