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TestDisk help

Posted: 05 May 2015, 13:24
by karisbt
I'm having some trouble using TestDisk - any help would be much appreciated. My WD My Passport external hard drive is on the blink and asks me to format as soon as I plug in. It is also showing as RAW. I am following the Step by Step guide to use TestDisk and go through the stages selecting my drive G, choosing auto-selected NONE for partition, ANALYSE, then Quick Search. When I press p to list files my first attachment is what is comes up with, then it says 'Write isn't available because the partition type 'None' has been selected, so I try a deeper search. The deeper search is extremely slow, and after leaving overnight was only around 50 cylinders in, is that normal?
Thanks for your time.

Re: TestDisk help

Posted: 05 May 2015, 13:30
by Fiona
Would it be possible to select your disk instead of your drive and repeat your diagnose?
Your selected drive is a partition only and doesn*t contain any partition table.
That's why Write is not available.


Re: TestDisk help

Posted: 05 May 2015, 13:58
by karisbt
Thanks Fiona.
So I selected disk as per below.
Then Intel, then Analyse and it came up with Partition sector doesn't have the endmark 0xAA55.
Should I proceed to Quick Search from here or is something wrong?