Problems with my external hard drive

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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Anasus
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Re: Problems with my external hard drive

#11 Post by Anasus » 09 Jun 2015, 10:43

Sorry! I dind't understand.

I do want to recover all my files. Maybe I didn't explain myself well, because I'm Spanish and I don't know technnical English well.

I do what you said, but my problems are with the hard drive that you connect with usb.

I'll post the results again. Thanks!

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Re: Problems with my external hard drive

#12 Post by Fiona » 09 Jun 2015, 11:07

do what you said, but my problems are with the hard drive that you connect with usb.
In TestDisk, you can select your affected disk to run a diagnose on it.
It doesn't matter if it's an internal or an external USB-Disk.

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Re: Problems with my external hard drive

#13 Post by Anasus » 09 Jun 2015, 11:11

This is what I get:

TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org

Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
Current partition structure:
Partition Start End Size in sectors

check_FAT: Incorrect number of sectors per FAT
Invalid FAT boot sector
1 * FAT32 LBA 0 1 2 60800 254 63 976768001
1 * FAT32 LBA 0 1 2 60800 254 63 976768001


*=Primary bootable P=Primary L=Logical E=Extended D=Deleted
>[Quick Search] [ Backup ]
Try to locate partition

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Re: Problems with my external hard drive

#14 Post by Fiona » 09 Jun 2015, 11:20

check_FAT: Incorrect number of sectors per FAT
Invalid FAT boot sector
1 * FAT32 LBA 0 1 2 60800 254 63 976768001
Looks like that your boot sector is not OK and your FAT length doesn't match either.
To exclude any problems, can you run Quick Search?
If it hangs, please let me know.
Actually, it shouldn't tak as long.

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Re: Problems with my external hard drive

#15 Post by Anasus » 09 Jun 2015, 11:21

It's running, but it might take some time. I'll post it when it's finished :)

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Re: Problems with my external hard drive

#16 Post by Fiona » 09 Jun 2015, 11:37

Ok, it's only intended to find another correct FAT-partition.
Otherwise a boot sector diagnose will follow.
I'll write all instructions then.

Fiona

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Re: Problems with my external hard drive

#17 Post by TaJm » 09 Jun 2015, 11:49

To clarify TaJm has no desire to save any data, Anasus would like to save files if possible. I apologize for any confusion.

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Re: Problems with my external hard drive

#18 Post by Fiona » 09 Jun 2015, 12:09

@ TaJm
Thank's for mention it, that I've 1 topic including 2 cases!
In your case, you should check your disk using CrystalDiskInfo and if the status of your disk is good, you should consider to run chkdsk as described in my post above.
The portable version is directly executable and you'll see the status of your disk either Good, Caution or Bad.
Please let me know the status of your disk using crystaldiskinfo.
You can use the menu disk to select your affected disk.

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Re: Problems with my external hard drive

#19 Post by Anasus » 09 Jun 2015, 14:21

Hello again!

This is what said afther the quick search

TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org

Disk /dev/sdc - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
Partition Start End Size in sectors


Keys A: add partition, L: load backup, Enter: to continue

I really appreciate all your instructions ^^

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