What I found

Using TestDisk to repair the filesystem
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akinbacon
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What I found

#1 Post by akinbacon » 23 Nov 2014, 16:04

Hello,
I have a 500g WD external hard drive that went RAW. I ran Testdisk and this is what I found:

TestDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org

Disk /dev/sdb - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 7600 255 63
Current partition structure:
Partition Start End Size in sectors

Invalid FAT boot sector
1 * FAT16 >32M 0 4 5 7600 33 49 122095872
1 * FAT16 >32M 0 4 5 7600 33 49 122095872

I terrified of writing anything to the disk. Can anyone decipher what this means?

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prakash
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Re: What I found

#2 Post by prakash » 14 Jun 2015, 03:45

I am facing the same problem. I have run testdisk on ubuntu.
here what my screen shows.

TestDisk 6.13, Data Recovery Utility, November 2011
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org

Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60797 255 63
Current partition structure:
Partition Start End Size in sectors

Invalid FAT boot sector
1 P FAT16 >32M 0 32 33 60797 27 30 976703488
1 P FAT16 >32M 0 32 33 60797 27 30 976703488
No partition is bootable



*=Primary bootable P=Primary L=Logical E=Extended D=Deleted
>[Quick Search] [ Backup ]
Try to locate partition.


please help..

akinbacon
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Re: What I found

#3 Post by akinbacon » 18 Jun 2015, 20:52

Yeah well good luck finding any help/advice/suggestions......Not a very good forum at all....

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Re: What I found

#4 Post by Fiona » 19 Jun 2015, 07:01

Looks like your partition in your partition table is not correct.
Normally the size of a FAT16-partition is 2 GB.
In your case, running Quick Search and if nothing would be found running Deeper Search also can help.
Please copy and paste the conent of your testdisk.log again.
As long as you don't use the menu Write, nothing will be changed.
It's exactly what I prefer, because it's intended as a diagnose only.
If partitions are found, please mark them and press p to have a try to list your files.

Fiona

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