Samsung Recovery Solution broke D: Partition Data, windows 7

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Turson
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Samsung Recovery Solution broke D: Partition Data, windows 7

#1 Post by Turson » 20 Aug 2015, 18:24

Hi TestDisk forum.
Nice to meet you.

My issue: by mistake, I booted through F4 key: Samsung Recovery Solution (Windows Recovery), and this broke my Partition D:\ hard drive data in NTFS. Awful software! :?
Netbook Samsung, OS: windows 7 sp1 32-bit.
Hard Disk Drive 2.5": Hitachi HTS543232A7A384

Windows displays the lost partition (before D:), as Uncategorised Letter, without options, and marked as Partition Recovery: 226GB. Currently, Partition OEM.
Image

GParted Live displays:
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Flag: DIAG, removing this, the trouble remains.

I had to create another User Account Windows, because the former account left the system slow to starting system and exploring files. And warning: "...\Desktop refers to a location that is not available."

The info displays by GParted about this lost partition D: is:
Size: 226.33 GiB
First Sector: 115.957.169
Last Sector: 590.596.095
All sectors: 474.638.927

TestDisk 7.0 displays this after Deep Search (It doesn't match the sizes displayed by GParted):
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However, through TestDisk just clicking on "Analise" or "Advanced", these display the right size of the lost partition. Being labeled "Diag", TestDisk displays the lost partition with the name "4 P Compaq Diagnostics", it's that!:
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TestDisk Log (after Quick Search):

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Thu Aug 20 14:28:53 2015
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows 7 (7601) SP1
Compiler: GCC 4.8, Cygwin 1007.34
Compilation date: 2015-04-18T13:01:55
ext2fs lib: 1.42.8, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20120504, curses lib: ncurses 5.9
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=320072933376
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=320072933376
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=59255939584
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 320 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38913 255 63, sector size=512
Drive C: - 59 GB / 55 GiB - CHS 7204 255 63, sector size=512

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sda - 320 GB / 298 GiB
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sda - 320 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38913 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
NTFS at 0/32/33
NTFS at 12/223/20
check_part_i386 3 type 27: no test
check_part_i386 4 type 12: no test
Current partition structure:
 1 * HPFS - NTFS              0  32 33    12 223 19     204800
 2 P HPFS - NTFS             12 223 20  7216 254 63  115734257
 3 P Windows RE(store)    36762 231 14 38913   5  4   34541568
 4 P Compaq Diagnostics    7217 254 63 36762 231 13  474638927
$MFT has invalid magic.
ntfs_mft_load(): Failed.
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error.
Failed to startup volume: Input/output error.
$MFT has invalid magic.
ntfs_mft_load(): Failed.
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error.
$MFT has invalid magic.
ntfs_mft_load(): Failed.
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error.
Failed to startup volume: Input/output error.
$MFT has invalid magic.
ntfs_mft_load(): Failed.
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error.
$MFT has invalid magic.
ntfs_mft_load(): Failed.
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error.
Failed to startup volume: Input/output error.
$MFT has invalid magic.
ntfs_mft_load(): Failed.
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error.
$MFT has invalid magic.
ntfs_mft_load(): Failed.
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error.
Failed to startup volume: Input/output error.
$MFT has invalid magic.
ntfs_mft_load(): Failed.
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error.
$MFT has invalid magic.
ntfs_mft_load(): Failed.
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error.
Failed to startup volume: Input/output error.
$MFT has invalid magic.
ntfs_mft_load(): Failed.
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error.
$MFT has invalid magic.
ntfs_mft_load(): Failed.
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error.
Failed to startup volume: Input/output error.
$MFT has invalid magic.
ntfs_mft_load(): Failed.
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error.

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Haskkiz
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Re: Samsung Recovery Solution broke D: Partition Data, windo

#2 Post by Haskkiz » 10 Nov 2015, 03:14

Samsung Recovery Solution 5 on my computer also makes drive image backups, I just did one last week. So I assume that V5 will too, but on Windows 7 onwards, Windows can do that OK beyond the original factory setup.
Last edited by Haskkiz on 19 Jul 2016, 09:26, edited 3 times in total.

Turson
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Re: Samsung Recovery Solution broke D: Partition Data, windo

#3 Post by Turson » 02 Mar 2016, 00:27

Hi again TestDisk forum.

Excuse me, some suggestion?
I have not made changes on Netbook, since that time.
I doubt if 'Restore Points' work to Fix D: partition. Perhaps, those no longer exist.
Last edited by Turson on 06 May 2016, 01:32, edited 1 time in total.

Turson
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Re: Samsung Recovery Solution broke D: Partition Data, windows 7

#4 Post by Turson » 06 May 2016, 01:26

Hi TestDisk forum, and mister cgrenier.

Please, any suggestions, so be it, use another application.
But, I have given information about my issue.

Or, Should I then discard recovery partition software, and choose a good and free File (Images) Recovery??
:?

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