Partition drive is not accessible!!

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Partition drive is not accessible!!

#1 Postby unknownmaster80 » 05 May 2012, 17:25

As written above, my external (WD) harddisk drive cannot be accessed. At first it ask me to format my drive but i clicked no. then i used testdisk to write to the table. and then i restarted my computer. but then now it says drive is not accessible? How???!!! NEED HELP!!!

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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#2 Postby Fiona » 05 May 2012, 17:33

Probably your boot sector?
Can be repaired like in this thtread;
partitions-disappear-after-quick-search-t14.html
But I've no idea about your current partition table.
Would it be possible to give me some infos from TestDisk and Analyse about your current partition structur (partition table)?

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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#3 Postby unknownmaster80 » 05 May 2012, 17:44

You mean this?
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When i clicked quick search it shows this.
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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#4 Postby Fiona » 05 May 2012, 17:53

At least your partition table looks ok.
Do you have no access to all three partitions?
At your second screen, where your partition are listed green, if you check a partition and press p, do you see your data or an error message?
I don't see any faulty boot sector either, because if a boot sector would be faulty, TestDisk wouldn't list that partition after Quick Search.
Please let me know did you see your data and another screen from your disk management console would be appreciated also!
Sometimes it was necessary to add a drive letter in the disk management console and some other user experienced problems about ownership.

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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#5 Postby unknownmaster80 » 05 May 2012, 18:09

Only 1 partition is faulty. I only do not have access to 'others' but can access inside my 'main' and 'school'
'Main' is J: drive, 'others' is K: drive and school is L: drive.
what do you mean green list?
this is what happens when i press p
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this is what happens when i clicked onto 'others'/K: drive actually it can't be accessed. but i do not know why it ask for formatting. :X
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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#6 Postby unknownmaster80 » 05 May 2012, 18:11

It loaded for awhile more and this error message showed
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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#7 Postby Fiona » 05 May 2012, 20:46

If you check your partition "others" in testdisk, and press p, did you see your data or an error message.
If you're able to list your data in TestDisk you should copy them to another intact drive/partition.
At the bottom of the screen you'll find the commands.
Standard path is your testdisk folder.
I don't recommend to copy the entire disk.
Recycler and System volume information are system folders and can cause trouble.
Everything else can be copied.

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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#8 Postby unknownmaster80 » 06 May 2012, 06:50

This is what i get when i go press p in 'others' K: drive. I can't see my info in the drive. But other drives can see.
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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#9 Postby Fiona » 06 May 2012, 08:18

Unfortunately it looks like that your file system from your K:-drive (others) is damaged.
CRC-error (Cyclic Redundancy Check) means that the checksum is not valid and indicates a damaged file system.
Windows doesn't display the label "others" but only local disk.
A safe solution would be datarecovery software.
But you can teste to have a rebuild of your boot sector as a diagnose.
As long as you don't confirm at Write as long you're not going to change anything.
It's only intended to have another try to list your data and copy them to another intact disk or partition.
It's the same procedure as described in my link above.
partitions-disappear-after-quick-search-t14.html
In the menu Advanced you must select your partition "other" to diagnose it.
Run rebuild BS as explained in the other topic.
Don't use Write or Repair MFT.
Have another try to list your data.
If you still would have an empty partition, the next step would be datarecovery software.
Information will follow.

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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#10 Postby unknownmaster80 » 06 May 2012, 08:54

Hi, You said to Rebuild BS. but after that this page shows up. so am i suppose to list or dump it?
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