Partition Read Error- PLEASE Help

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Partition Read Error- PLEASE Help

#1 Post by reneemax »

Wed Aug 13 23:11:11 2014
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 7.0-WIP, Data Recovery Utility, June 2014
Christophe GRENIER <>
OS: Windows 7 (7601) SP1
Compiler: GCC 4.7, Cygwin 1007.25
Compilation date: 2014-08-06T16:31:55
ext2fs lib: 1.42.8, 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)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=1000170586112
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=1000170586112
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=193273528320
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\D:)=288296534016
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\E:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\E:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\E:
Hard disk list

Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121597 255 63, sector size=512 - WD My Passport 0740, S/N:WXF1A81W1088, FW:1003

Partition table type default to Intel
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - WD My Passport 0740
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121597 255 63
Current partition structure:

Partition: Read error

I can not get pass the above screen

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Re: Partition Read Error- PLEASE Help

#2 Post by cgrenier »

Try to clone the disk using gnu ddrescue and try again TestDisk on the clone.

Note that if the disk head is damaged (does your disk make some unusual noise ?), you won't be able to clone it.