Cannot access HP Simplesave 1TB external HDD

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cescpistol
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Cannot access HP Simplesave 1TB external HDD

#1 Postby cescpistol » 27 Apr 2012, 08:55

I have an HP Simplesave 1TB external HDD. A couple of months ago, the adapter gave out, so I thought I should just get a new one. So I did, but when I plug it in it just lights up and does not read. I decided to take out the SATA drive and use a dock to connect it to my laptop. When I go to disk management, the drive appears unallocated. Used testdisk to do a quick search, then a deeper search but no partition was detected. I don't know the file system, so I just used the default.

I need the files in the hard drive, so I just can't give up on it. Neither can I simply have it repaired by someone else because the HDD contains sensitive information. I hope you guys can help.

Here's the log file:



Fri Apr 27 09:01:24 2012
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.14-WIP, Data Recovery Utility, April 2012
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows 7 (7601) SP1
Compiler: GCC 4.6, Cygwin 1007.9
Compilation date: 2012-04-21T15:07:46
ext2fs lib: 1.41.8, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20100226
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=1000204886016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=1000204886016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=481430601728
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\D:)=18358468608
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\E:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

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

Warning: can't get size for \\.\E:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\F:)=108027904
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512 - Hitachi HTS545050B9A, S/N:011142BP4N577MNC0BEM, FW:PB4O
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD10 EAVS-00M4B0, FW:0200

Partition table type default to Intel
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - WDC WD10 EAVS-00M4B0
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63
Current partition structure:

Partition sector doesn't have the endmark 0xAA55
Ask the user for vista mode
search_vista_part: 1

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63
file_pread(5,2,buffer,1953525760(121601/90/26)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,1953525760(121601/90/26)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,7,buffer,1953525761(121601/90/27)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,1953525768(121601/90/34)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,3,buffer,1953525776(121601/90/42)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,3,buffer,1953525823(121601/91/26)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,8,buffer,1953525839(121601/91/42)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,11,buffer,1953525886(121601/92/26)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,2,buffer,1953527808(121601/122/58)) lseek err Invalid argument

Results

interface_write()

No partition found or selected for recovery

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63
file_pread(5,2,buffer,1953525760(121601/90/26)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,1953525760(121601/90/26)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,1953525759(121601/90/25)) 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

TestDisk exited normally.

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macacox
Posts: 1
Joined: 01 Dec 2012, 15:13

Re: Cannot access HP Simplesave 1TB external HDD

#2 Postby macacox » 01 Dec 2012, 15:19

I'm having the exact same problem
Did you find a solution?

solitaryxsoul
Posts: 4
Joined: 17 Dec 2012, 16:02

Re: Cannot access HP Simplesave 1TB external HDD

#3 Postby solitaryxsoul » 20 Dec 2012, 23:22

Partition sector doesn't have the endmark 0xAA55

Check this link, it might help under The type of the file system is RAW - Recovery of a damaged FAT boot sector : http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Data_Recovery_Examples


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