In over my head! Hitachi 500GB Deskstar

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In over my head! Hitachi 500GB Deskstar

#1 Post by pilotwerrie » 29 Oct 2015, 14:01

Good day all!

I have a Hitachi Deskstar drive I haven't used in a while and now I need some files on it.

When I plugged it in Windows (7) gave the error message: E:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable. And it then asks me if I want to format ... Which I don't!

I googled a bit and found this software and forum! Youtube Tutorials were not very helpful either ...

However I am a bit unsure on what exactly I should do - I just feel a little out of my depth on this level of hardware technicality! And I certainly don't want to damage my drive any further!

I believe my problem is with the partition tables being damaged? correct?

How can I fix this? I also get an error message in Testdisk about cylinder and heads mismatch?? I attached a photo of drive showing info relating to it.

I can use some advice please ... I also dont know why it is listed as a seagate drive??
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Logfile:
Thu Oct 29 14:10:45 2015
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 7.0-WIP, Data Recovery Utility, March 2015
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows 7 (7601) SP1
Compiler: GCC 4.7, Cygwin 1007.25
Compilation date: 2015-03-02T17:26:57
ext2fs lib: 1.42.8, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20120504
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=320072933376
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=500106779648
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=320072933376
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=500106779648
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=319965626368
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\D:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\D:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\D:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\E:)=500105249280
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 320 GB / 298 GiB - CHS 38913 255 63, sector size=512 - Hitachi HTS725032A9A364, S/N:3131333032304350334b34304b475a4835444b54, FW:PC3OCH0A
Disk /dev/sdb - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512 - Seagate Expansion Desk, S/N:2HC015KJ, FW:0319

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sdb - 500 GB / 465 GiB - Seagate Expansion Desk
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdb - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=16 sector=63
NTFS at 0/1/1
heads/cylinder 16 (NTFS) != 255 (HD)
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=2
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=2
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=2
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=2
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=2
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=1
Current partition structure:
Warning: number of heads/cylinder mismatches 16 (NTFS) != 255 (HD)
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 60801 0 63 976768065
$MFTMirr location mismatch or first 4 records are fragmented. Run chkdsk.
Failed to load $MFTMirr: Input/output error.
Failed to startup volume: Input/output error.
$MFTMirr location mismatch or first 4 records are fragmented. Run chkdsk.
Failed to load $MFTMirr: Input/output error.
$MFTMirr location mismatch or first 4 records are fragmented. Run chkdsk.
Failed to load $MFTMirr: Input/output error.
Failed to startup volume: Input/output error.
$MFTMirr location mismatch or first 4 records are fragmented. Run chkdsk.
Failed to load $MFTMirr: Input/output error.

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