TestDisk sits on "Please Wait" for an hour

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TestDisk sits on "Please Wait" for an hour

#1 Post by facethewolf »

I have been trying to recover a Dell Laptop drive by connecting it via USB 3.0 adapter to a good desktop. When I connect it, diskmanager eventually registers it as a disk. The main partition is RAW. and there's a chunk of unpartitioned space just as big as the Raw partition. SOmehow I doubt that. I run testdisk and get past the "create new log." And then the program sits on "Please Wait" for a long time. In the meantime, I can't even surf the internet on that computer.
Is this normal? I have closed the exe a few times thinking I'm doing something wrong. Should I just wait it out? How long should I wait? What is it doing? What should I do afterwards?
Thank you very much for your time.
Sincerely, Sean
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Re: TestDisk sits on "Please Wait" for an hour

#2 Post by cgrenier »

Connect the disk directly via SATA. If the problem is still here, check the disk SMART status (use the manufacturer disk utility or google for one)