No partition table showing

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No partition table showing

#1 Postby jaialihurtado » 16 May 2012, 15:36

Hi -
I have a 1.5 tb seagate external hard drive that went RAW on me and I ran a scan with TestDisk and it came up with no partitions (see attachment). What should I do?
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Re: No partition table showing

#2 Postby Fiona » 16 May 2012, 16:10

Would it be possible to upload another screen from Analyse (current partition structur).
It's your partition table and necessary to exclude that anything is wrong.
If your partition is OK and appears as RAW so it looks like that either your boot sector or file system is damaged.
Infos will follow.

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Re: No partition table showing

#3 Postby jaialihurtado » 16 May 2012, 17:31

Hmm...is this what you wanted? The last time I went to disk management it just showed one partition and that the disk was RAW, now it came up with this option box and I don't want to lose anything... Thanks so much!
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Re: No partition table showing

#4 Postby Fiona » 16 May 2012, 17:55

Requested photo has been from TestDisk and Analyse.
But your Photo from your disk management console is even better.
Because you have no partition at all.
Your space is unallocated and not initialized.
The first thing to do would be to initialize your disk using your disk management console.
Windows writes a 4 byte signatur to your MBR.
Then windows can handle your disk and Testdisk also, because TestDisk gets the infos from your windows.
In TestDisk, confirm at create a log, select your affected disk, choose partition table type Intel (if not already predefined), confirm at Analyse with Enter and upload a screen.
I would need another Screen from Quick Search and if no partition is found from Deep Search also.
If a partition is found, please mark it and press p to list your files.
Please let me know, did you see your files or an error message.

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Re: No partition table showing

#5 Postby jaialihurtado » 16 May 2012, 19:24

OK, I tried to initialize it and it came up with this error. Thanks.
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Re: No partition table showing

#6 Postby jaialihurtado » 22 May 2012, 13:38

Is there anything I can do with this or do I have to bring it to a professional? I have a lot of stuff that I really want to get back - is that going to be possible? Thanks.

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Re: No partition table showing

#7 Postby Fiona » 22 May 2012, 14:52

Would it be possible to use Crystal Disk Info?
http://crystalmark.info/software/Crysta ... dex-e.html
Also a test using the diagnose tool from the manufacturer could help.
In TestDisk you can try to use Delete to clear the partition table, in case if there is any error.
Currently there is no MBR or partition table, so you can't do anything wrong.
If you get your disk initialized, then windows and testdisk can handle it.
Initializing only writes a 4 byte signatur to the MBR.
After initializing you can use Testdisk or Datenrecovery software to have a try to recover your data.

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Re: No partition table showing

#8 Postby jaialihurtado » 22 May 2012, 15:27

OK, I'll try that. Thanks so much!

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Re: No partition table showing

#9 Postby Fiona » 23 May 2012, 14:56

Please let me know the status of your disk.
Also if you get your disk initialized to have a diagnose to recover data.

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Re: No partition table showing

#10 Postby sv1ktor » 15 Aug 2012, 03:45

Hi Fiona,
am new to the testdisk forum and this is my 1st time using testdisk
I have the exact issue as above, test disk shows no partition, I went to disk mgt as u had suggested to the user above and the drive doesn't show.
where do I go from here?
Ive attached images of what it looks like incase u need to see them
No partition
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Disk management
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thanks for your help in advance


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