Help with restoring USB drive

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boobab
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Help with restoring USB drive

#1 Post by boobab » 23 Apr 2015, 19:29

Hi forum. Here is the thing. I was installing Lubuntu while fogetting to unplug my USB disk. I didn't perform install on this disk, just lubuntu install program possibly probed all disks I have and hanged probing my USB drive. I then exited. Now my USB disk cannot be mounted. Here is what I got when I try to mount it:

Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/digger/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdc1" "/media/digger/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive"' exited with non-zero exit status 13: ntfs_attr_pread_i: ntfs_pread failed: Input/output error
Failed to read of MFT, mft=17625 count=1 br=-1: Input/output error
Inode is corrupt (5): Input/output error
Index root attribute missing in directory inode 5: Input/output error
Failed to mount '/dev/sdc1': Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very
important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate
it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g.
/dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation
for more details.

I scanned the disk with TestDisk and it says that structure is ok. Now I am not sure what are my next steps. Please advise. Thank you

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Re: Help with restoring USB drive

#2 Post by Fiona » 23 Apr 2015, 20:07

Can you run a diagnose using TestDisk / Analyse / Quick and if nothing would be found, Deeper Search too?

Fiona

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Re: Help with restoring USB drive

#3 Post by boobab » 23 Apr 2015, 20:11

I did quick analyse and it says structure is ok. I'll do deeper Search and report back. Thanks

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Re: Help with restoring USB drive

#4 Post by Fiona » 23 Apr 2015, 20:17

Structure Ok has no significance.
Can you copy and paste the content of your testdisk.log into your next post?
You'll find it within your testdisk folder.

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Re: Help with restoring USB drive

#5 Post by boobab » 23 Apr 2015, 20:27

Right now I run deep search. It appears it'll take very long. Right now I run TestDisk with no logging. But when I finish deep search and decide to run TestDisk with logging, where are this program's folder is located? I am running Lubuntu.

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Re: Help with restoring USB drive

#6 Post by Fiona » 24 Apr 2015, 06:11

I'm not as much a Linux tech savvy.
If you don´t find your logfile, you can upload a schreen shot instead of.
But it's only important if a partition is found and you should have a try to list your files.
At least a screen shot from Analyse about your current partition structure (partition table) and Quick Search would help.
If nothing would be found Deeper Search also.

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Re: Help with restoring USB drive

#7 Post by boobab » 24 Apr 2015, 12:12

Here is what I got after deep search:

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

Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63

The harddisk (2000 GB / 1863 GiB) seems too small! (< 2809 GB / 2616 GiB)
Check the harddisk size: HD jumpers settings, BIOS detection...

The following partition can't be recovered:
Partition Start End Size in sectors
> FAT16 >32M 164717 32 58 341591 84 56 2841468020

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Re: Help with restoring USB drive

#8 Post by boobab » 24 Apr 2015, 12:59

Here is a screenshot. As you can see, we can see the directory, however I don't know how to list files. If I press Enter on a directory, it does nothing.
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Re: Help with restoring USB drive

#9 Post by boobab » 24 Apr 2015, 23:37

Fiona, please don't leave me alone. I'd be greatful if others chime in.

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Re: Help with restoring USB drive

#10 Post by boobab » 29 Apr 2015, 04:47

Here is another screenshot
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