Need a step by step guide

Using TestDisk to repair the filesystem
Post Reply
Message
Author
TiNGLE
Posts: 2
Joined: 06 Apr 2015, 01:41

Need a step by step guide

#1 Post by TiNGLE » 06 Apr 2015, 01:45

Hi guys,
let me tell you my problem:
due to a broken cable my 6TB WD HDD got screwed up. As far as I know one or more ntsc sectors are broken if I recall teh TesDisk messages correctly. All files are listed but I can only access some of them. I really have no idea about HDDs so I really need a guiding hand. What should I do?
Thanks in advance
Ti

Sponsored links

User avatar
cgrenier
Site Admin
Posts: 3555
Joined: 18 Feb 2012, 15:08
Location: Le Perreux Sur Marne, France
Contact:

Re: Need a step by step guide

#2 Post by cgrenier » 07 Apr 2015, 06:49

Please provide the testdisk.log file content, this way I will know the exact error message.

TiNGLE
Posts: 2
Joined: 06 Apr 2015, 01:41

Re: Need a step by step guide

#3 Post by TiNGLE » 07 Apr 2015, 09:42

chkdsk says "can't write second boot sector" when I do /f
When I run tesdisk --> create --> select the drive --> Intel --> Analyse --> "partition read error" --> quick search, then this pops up:
Image
and the log file is huge.
file system is GPT.
If I select "None" instead of "Intel" a partition is found an doesn't say "partition read error" as with "Intel". When I do quick search after that this shows up:
Image
As I've said, some of the files are playable just fine and seem 100% ok. The HDD has just 1 partition. How many bootsectors or "parts" does this hdd have? Seems at least one bootsector or part seems ok because of the files which are ok.
Thanks for helping me.

User avatar
cgrenier
Site Admin
Posts: 3555
Joined: 18 Feb 2012, 15:08
Location: Le Perreux Sur Marne, France
Contact:

Re: Need a step by step guide

#4 Post by cgrenier » 12 Apr 2015, 11:13

Do not search a partition inside a partition!
If possible, use the PhysicalDevice instead of the drive letter, use the Advanced menu of TestDisk instead of Analyze.
Choose Boot, RebuildBS, List. If you can see your files, choose Write and confirm.
If you still have read error messages, you need to clone your disk to a new empty one using ddrescue.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests