partition NTFS RECOVERY ..Signature is missing?

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partition NTFS RECOVERY ..Signature is missing?

#1 Post by sixwerenine » 24 Jul 2015, 12:00

showing unallocated space for windows partion that was partially formatted from a recover cd
Looking to recover NTFS partition or access files if possible
if not can i format that partition with out ruining the current Disk structure

Thank you for assistance.
logfile follows

Thu Jul 16 20:03:53 2015
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Linux, kernel 3.13.0-37-generic (#64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:30:01 UTC 2014) i686
Compiler: GCC 4.8
Compilation date: 2013-10-29T01:29:29
ext2fs lib: 1.42.9, ntfs lib: libntfs-3g, reiserfs lib: none, ewf lib: none
/dev/sda: LBA, LBA48, DCO support
/dev/sda: size 976773168 sectors
/dev/sda: user_max 976773168 sectors
/dev/sda: dco 976773168 sectors
Warning: can't get size for Disk /dev/mapper/control - 0 B - 1 sectors, sector size=512
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD5000AAKS-65A7B0, S/N:WD-WMASY1668882, FW:01.03B01

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - WDC WD5000AAKS-65A7B0
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
Current partition structure:
1 P Linux 37419 112 6 58845 155 62 344211456
2 * Linux Swap 58845 188 32 59366 128 26 8366080
3 P Linux 59366 128 27 60801 15 14 23046144
NTFS signature is missing.
NTFS signature is missing.
NTFS signature is missing.
NTFS signature is missing.

search_part()
Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
HPFS - NTFS 19123 1 1 38895 254 63 317653182

block_group_nr 125

recover_EXT2: "e2fsck -b 4096000 -B 4096 device" may be needed
recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=125/1313, s_mnt_count=0/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 43026432
recover_EXT2: part_size 344211456
Linux 37419 112 6 58845 155 62 344211456
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Backup superblock, 176 GB / 164 GiB
Linux Swap 58845 188 32 59366 128 10 8366064
SWAP2 version 1, pagesize=4096, 4283 MB / 4084 MiB

recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=0/87, s_mnt_count=133/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 2880768
recover_EXT2: part_size 23046144
Linux 59366 128 27 60801 15 14 23046144
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 11 GB / 10 GiB
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2

Results
HPFS - NTFS 19123 1 1 38895 254 63 317653182
Linux 37419 112 6 58845 155 62 344211456
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Backup superblock, 176 GB / 164 GiB
* Linux Swap 58845 188 32 59366 128 26 8366080
SWAP2 version 1, pagesize=4096, 4283 MB / 4085 MiB
P Linux 59366 128 27 60801 15 14 23046144
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 11 GB / 10 GiB
Not an exFAT boot sector.

HPFS - NTFS 19123 1 1 38895 254 63 317653182
Can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged.


dir_partition inode=2
Linux 37419 112 6 58845 155 62 344211456
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Backup superblock, 176 GB / 164 GiB
Directory /
2 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 4-Jan-2015 05:23 .
2 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 4-Jan-2015 05:23 ..
11 drwx------ 0 0 16384 15-Mar-2013 14:38 lost+found
4718593 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 12288 14-Jul-2015 21:48 etc
9961473 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 4-Mar-2015 19:07 media
7602177 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 4-Jan-2015 07:33 bin
5505025 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 4-Jan-2015 07:46 boot
6946817 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 13-Feb-2013 15:10 dev
7077889 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 9-Mar-2015 06:12 home
10485761 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 4-Jan-2015 07:36 lib
4849665 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 4-Jan-2015 05:08 lib64
1572865 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 19-Apr-2012 02:32 mnt
7208961 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 13-Feb-2013 15:07 opt
2883585 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 19-Apr-2012 02:32 proc
10616833 drwx------ 0 0 4096 1-Feb-2014 07:04 root
6815745 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 13-Feb-2013 15:10 run
3014657 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 12288 4-Jan-2015 07:39 sbin
X8781825 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 0 4-Jan-2015 05:23 selinux
8126465 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 13-Feb-2013 15:07 srv
1703937 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 14-Apr-2012 02:26 sys
6684673 drwxrwxrwt 0 0 4096 14-Jul-2015 21:48 tmp
3145729 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 13-Feb-2013 15:07 usr
4325377 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 4-Jan-2015 07:45 var
16 lrwxrwxrwx 0 0 29 31-Dec-2014 19:49 vmlinuz
6298 lrwxrwxrwx 0 0 33 31-Dec-2014 19:49 initrd.img
7340033 drwxr-xr-x 0 0 4096 15-Mar-2013 14:43 cdrom
12 -rw-rw---- 0 0 577404928 1-Jun-2013 11:20 sda5
2767 lrwxrwxrwx 0 0 33 29-Dec-2014 02:34 initrd.img.old
14 lrwxrwxrwx 0 0 30 29-Dec-2014 02:34 vmlinuz.old
X 14 lrwxrwxrwx 0 0 30 29-Dec-2014 02:34 vmlinuz.9448
Not an exFAT boot sector.

HPFS - NTFS 19123 1 1 38895 254 63 317653182
Can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged.

interface_write()
1 * Linux Swap 58845 188 32 59366 128 26 8366080
2 P Linux 59366 128 27 60801 15 14 23046144
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition
New options :
Dump : No
Align partition: Yes
Expert mode : No

TestDisk exited normally.
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Re: partition NTFS RECOVERY ..Signature is missing?

#2 Post by Fiona » 27 Jul 2015, 05:40

I'll remove your second topic, next time it would be better to drop me a PM.

Can you run Deeper Search too?
Deeper Search looks additional for a backup of the boot sector and can find more partitions.
interface_write()
1 * Linux Swap 58845 188 32 59366 128 26 8366080
2 P Linux 59366 128 27 60801 15 14 23046144
simulate write!
Your Log file ends exactly at the Write menu, where the menu Deeper Search is available.

Fiona

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Re: partition NTFS RECOVERY ..Signature is missing?

#3 Post by sixwerenine » 27 Jul 2015, 08:47

Wonderful, good to hear.

Here's the Deeper Search
for some reason I did P for the HPFS NTFS

I chose not to "write" as it makes the system unbootable
It feels like we are so close to recovery but I am not grasping the sector, cylynder, FAT partition tables, boot loaders etc of disk management
I am interested and looking to learn more on my own
thank you for info





Sun Jul 26 23:04:59 2015
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Linux, kernel 3.13.0-37-generic (#64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:30:01 UTC 2014) i686
Compiler: GCC 4.8
Compilation date: 2013-10-29T01:29:29
ext2fs lib: 1.42.9, ntfs lib: libntfs-3g, reiserfs lib: none, ewf lib: none
/dev/sda: LBA, LBA48, DCO support
/dev/sda: size 976773168 sectors
/dev/sda: user_max 976773168 sectors
/dev/sda: dco 976773168 sectors
Warning: can't get size for Disk /dev/mapper/control - 0 B - 1 sectors, sector size=512
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD5000AAKS-65A7B0, S/N:WD-WMASY1668882, FW:01.03B01

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - WDC WD5000AAKS-65A7B0
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
Current partition structure:
1 P Linux 37419 112 6 58845 155 62 344211456
2 * Linux Swap 58845 188 32 59366 128 26 8366080
3 P Linux 59366 128 27 60801 15 14 23046144

search_part()
Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
HPFS - NTFS 19123 1 1 38895 254 63 317653182

block_group_nr 125

recover_EXT2: "e2fsck -b 4096000 -B 4096 device" may be needed
recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=125/1313, s_mnt_count=0/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 43026432
recover_EXT2: part_size 344211456
Linux 37419 112 6 58845 155 62 344211456
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Backup superblock, 176 GB / 164 GiB
Linux Swap 58845 188 32 59366 128 10 8366064
SWAP2 version 1, pagesize=4096, 4283 MB / 4084 MiB

recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=0/87, s_mnt_count=139/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 2880768
recover_EXT2: part_size 23046144
Linux 59366 128 27 60801 15 14 23046144
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 11 GB / 10 GiB
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2

Results
HPFS - NTFS 19123 1 1 38895 254 63 317653182
Linux 37419 112 6 58845 155 62 344211456
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Backup superblock, 176 GB / 164 GiB
* Linux Swap 58845 188 32 59366 128 26 8366080
SWAP2 version 1, pagesize=4096, 4283 MB / 4085 MiB
P Linux 59366 128 27 60801 15 14 23046144
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 11 GB / 10 GiB

interface_write()
1 P HPFS - NTFS 19123 1 1 38895 254 63 317653182
2 * Linux Swap 58845 188 32 59366 128 26 8366080
3 P Linux 59366 128 27 60801 15 14 23046144

search_part()
Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
HPFS - NTFS 19123 1 1 38895 254 63 317653182

recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=0/1313, s_mnt_count=71/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 43026432
recover_EXT2: part_size 344211456
Linux 37419 112 6 58845 155 62 344211456
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock, 176 GB / 164 GiB
Linux Swap 58845 188 32 59366 128 10 8366064
SWAP2 version 1, pagesize=4096, 4283 MB / 4084 MiB

recover_EXT2: s_block_group_nr=0/87, s_mnt_count=139/4294967295, s_blocks_per_group=32768, s_inodes_per_group=8192
recover_EXT2: s_blocksize=4096
recover_EXT2: s_blocks_count 2880768
recover_EXT2: part_size 23046144
Linux 59366 128 27 60801 15 14 23046144
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 11 GB / 10 GiB
Search for partition aborted
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2

Results
HPFS - NTFS 19123 1 1 38895 254 63 317653182
Linux 37419 112 6 58845 155 62 344211456
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock, 176 GB / 164 GiB
* Linux Swap 58845 188 32 59366 128 26 8366080
SWAP2 version 1, pagesize=4096, 4283 MB / 4085 MiB
P Linux 59366 128 27 60801 15 14 23046144
ext4 blocksize=4096 Large file Sparse superblock Recover, 11 GB / 10 GiB

interface_write()
1 P HPFS - NTFS 19123 1 1 38895 254 63 317653182
2 * Linux Swap 58845 188 32 59366 128 26 8366080
3 P Linux 59366 128 27 60801 15 14 23046144
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition

TestDisk exited normally.

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