Rebuild BS - faster using sata than usb?

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Re: Rebuild BS - faster using sata than usb?

#11 Post by Shin » 14 May 2015, 17:59


Before I try using testdisk one last time, im just curious if the 'create image' function in testdisk is similar to that achieved by cloning the partition using Knoppix. If they are essentially the same, then there's no point for me to try cloning the partition using Knoppix if testdisk fails. Fyi when i had finished creating an image of my partition using testdisk, i encountered the 'image created successfully but read errors have occurred' message.

I had also tried using photorec to recover the files from the partition previously but had to abort it, not only because the 'time remaining' was not indicative of the actual time remaining (it fluctuates!), it keeps increasing until i had to and did not provide me with any clear indication how long it would take as i had (and still have) only limited space to copy any recovered files to. In addition, i realized many of the files recovered were duplicated or even triplicated! Anyone has any idea why is this so? Thanks


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Re: Rebuild BS - faster using sata than usb?

#12 Post by Shin » 15 May 2015, 03:15


I opened image.dd using testdisk:

Partition table type: None
Rebuild BS
'Can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged'

Alternatively if i select 'Repair MFT' instead of 'Rebuild BS', it gives me a 'MFT and MFT mirror are bad. Failed to repair them' message.

Any idea what has gone wrong? Appreciate any replies. Thanks.


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