TestDisk hid my local disk. HELP!

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TestDisk hid my local disk. HELP!

#1 Post by INeedHelp » 02 Dec 2015, 19:46

I'm not sure which forum I should post this on, so sorry if I'm wrong...

Anyway, here's what happened:

While I was moving files from my phone to my laptop, my laptop hanged then some files were not moved -no matter what I do (undo, paste, etc.), the files were just gone.

I looked up how to retrieve them then I saw that testdisk might help. I followed the instructions on a site (which is basically almost the same as the other sites') which is to analyse then write (I wrote on the only partition that is labeled as P -all others were labeled as D and I didn't have the choice to have a "Deeper Search.") then testdisk said that for it to take effect, I need to reboot -which I did (reboot = restart, right?)

However, what happened afterwards was that my local disk (I'm using an Asus transformer (t100a), so it's the local disk on the keyboard part) was gone. I couldn't find it (on where it's supposed to be and on search).

The only place I could find it (and its contents) is on Testdisk. I copied most of its content to some usbs (I don't have a hard drive and I've only got usbs and mscards to contain the files (which is not enough)) to have a back-up before doing anything else.

I checked the site and it suggested to use the "boot" then "backup bs" but when I clicked "boot" there's no "backup bs" choice (probably because both sectors are (status:) OK). I don't want to risk anything by choosing "rebuild bs" (I'm not sure if it's needed) so I tried "repair MFT."

It just says that it failed to repair MFT. (And I read on the instructions on cgsecurity.org regarding on repairing MFT that I could use (or at least do something about it using) CHKDSK. However, when I try to open CHKDSK, it automatically closes...).

What should I do??? If you know something about it, please help :) Thank you :)

Notes:
1. I realized it a bit late: I chose Intel partition type rather than EFI type which was suggested by testdisk itself. (But I tried to boot it in EFI, it's still a failure). Could that be the reason?

2. My laptop's OS is Windows 8 (which isn't one of the listed compatible OS for testdisk), could that also be a reason?

3. BTW, I'm using another laptop for posting this (an older one). I'm afraid connecting the other one on the internet or doing basically anything else might affect it. I haven't turned that laptop off (for more than 24 hours since the reboot).

Please help >_< The remaining files there isn't really important (just some movies and stuffs) but still... Besides, I need that local disk because the local disk of the tablet side is almost full and I'm primarily using that laptop for my assignments and projects :(

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Re: TestDisk hid my local disk. HELP!

#2 Post by Fiona » 04 Dec 2015, 08:09

Copying your data to another healthy disk would be the best solution.
RepairMFT is only intended when chkdsk doesn't work or stops.
It can modify your file system.
Can you copy and paste the content of your testdisk.log into your next post?

Fiona

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Re: TestDisk hid my local disk. HELP!

#3 Post by INeedHelp » 06 Dec 2015, 15:50

Fiona wrote:Copying your data to another healthy disk would be the best solution.
RepairMFT is only intended when chkdsk doesn't work or stops.
It can modify your file system.
Can you copy and paste the content of your testdisk.log into your next post?

Fiona
I can't upload it as is (or as docx/txt)... Is there any other way to upload it? Or I'll just copy-paste it here?
Last edited by INeedHelp on 08 Dec 2015, 18:51, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: TestDisk hid my local disk. HELP!

#4 Post by INeedHelp » 08 Dec 2015, 18:47

Fiona wrote:Copying your data to another healthy disk would be the best solution.
RepairMFT is only intended when chkdsk doesn't work or stops.
It can modify your file system.
Can you copy and paste the content of your testdisk.log into your next post?

Fiona
Anyway, here's the first part of the log (the next part seems to be a list of the contents... btw, this might be incomplete/wrong because I copied the .log file after I copied some of my files (using testdisk) to my usbs/sd cards and hdd (yay, good thing it's almost xmas):

Sun Dec 6 00:17:20 2015
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 7.1-WIP, Data Recovery Utility, September 2015
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows 8 (9200)
Compiler: GCC 4.9, Cygwin32 2002.0
Compilation date: 2015-11-26T14:10:31
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)=31272730624
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdc)=7553777664
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdd)=1000204885504
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=31272730624
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive2)=7553777664
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive3)=1000204885504
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=30298586624
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\D:)=1000203836928
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 31 GB / 29 GiB - CHS 3802 255 63, sector size=512 - VID:90 HBG4e, S/N:05a79e1c, FW:8.2
Disk /dev/sdb - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512 - HGST HTS 545050A7E680, S/N:M262H1J3C55AMT
Disk /dev/sdc - 7553 MB / 7203 MiB - CHS 918 255 63, sector size=512 - USB DISK 2.0, S/N:0E7600004010, FW:PMAP
Disk /dev/sdd - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63, sector size=512 - Seagate BUP Slim RD, S/N:NA7LXM7N, FW:0302

Partition table type (auto): EFI GPT
Disk /dev/sdb - 500 GB / 465 GiB - HGST HTS 545050A7E680
Partition table type: EFI GPT

Interface Advanced
hdr_size=92
hdr_lba_self=1
hdr_lba_alt=976773167 (expected 976773167)
hdr_lba_start=34
hdr_lba_end=976773134
hdr_lba_table=2
hdr_entries=128
hdr_entsz=128
1 P MS Data 2048 976773119 976771072 [Basic data partition]
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 500 GB / 465 GiB

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Re: TestDisk hid my local disk. HELP!

#5 Post by INeedHelp » 12 Dec 2015, 20:41

bump :/

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Re: TestDisk hid my local disk. HELP!

#6 Post by Fiona » 13 Dec 2015, 12:55

At the menu Advanced, you should select Boot and press enter.
If the menu "List" is available, please have a try to list your data.
Please copy and paste the content again.

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Re: TestDisk hid my local disk. HELP!

#7 Post by INeedHelp » 14 Dec 2015, 17:11

Mon Dec 14 23:56:43 2015
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 7.1-WIP, Data Recovery Utility, September 2015
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows 8 (9200)
Compiler: GCC 4.9, Cygwin32 2002.0
Compilation date: 2015-11-26T14:10:31
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)=31272730624
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=31272730624
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=500107862016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=30298586624
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 31 GB / 29 GiB - CHS 3802 255 63, sector size=512 - VID:90 HBG4e, S/N:05a79e1c, FW:8.2
Disk /dev/sdb - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512 - HGST HTS 545050A7E680, S/N:M262H1J3C55AMT

Partition table type (auto): EFI GPT
Disk /dev/sdb - 500 GB / 465 GiB - HGST HTS 545050A7E680
Partition table type: EFI GPT

Interface Advanced
hdr_size=92
hdr_lba_self=1
hdr_lba_alt=976773167 (expected 976773167)
hdr_lba_start=34
hdr_lba_end=976773134
hdr_lba_table=2
hdr_entries=128
hdr_entsz=128
1 P MS Data 2048 976773119 976771072 [Basic data partition]
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 500 GB / 465 GiB

ntfs_boot_sector
1 P MS Data 2048 976773119 976771072 [Basic data partition]
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 500 GB / 465 GiB
NTFS at 0/32/33
NTFS at 0/32/33
filesystem size 976771072
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 786432
mftmirr_lcn 2
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
Boot sector
Status: OK

Backup boot sector
Status: OK

Sectors are identical.

A valid NTFS Boot sector must be present in order to access
any data; even if the partition is not bootable.

Directory /
5 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 1-Dec-2015 10:29 .
5 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 1-Dec-2015 10:29 ..
38 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 10-Jun-2014 20:04 $RECYCLE.BIN
1126 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 19-Apr-2015 07:56 AutoCAD
7939 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 23-Feb-2015 23:53 Config.Msi
88 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 26-Jul-2015 13:22 RandomGame
35 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 20-Mar-2014 19:06 System Volume Information
61 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 13-Nov-2015 02:19 animes
701 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 24-Aug-2015 09:29 college
15657 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 24-Jul-2015 18:56 from asus webstorage
14407 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 4-Oct-2015 01:08 from didi coworker
2168 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 1-Dec-2015 12:58 pix and vids
2492 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 24-Aug-2015 09:31 songs
676 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 23-Feb-2015 23:56 study
13397 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 23-Jul-2015 02:22 tv series
5702 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 13-Sep-2015 23:20 wee

ntfs_boot_sector
1 P MS Data 2048 976773119 976771072 [Basic data partition]
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 500 GB / 465 GiB
NTFS at 0/32/33
NTFS at 0/32/33
filesystem size 976771072
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 786432
mftmirr_lcn 2
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
Boot sector
Status: OK

Backup boot sector
Status: OK

Sectors are identical.

A valid NTFS Boot sector must be present in order to access
any data; even if the partition is not bootable.

TestDisk exited normally.

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Re: TestDisk hid my local disk. HELP!

#8 Post by INeedHelp » 24 Dec 2015, 17:14

bump

I forgot to add: it said "partition not bootable" (or something close to that) when I analysed it.


(Merry Christmas, btw ^_^)

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Re: TestDisk hid my local disk. HELP!

#9 Post by Fiona » 24 Dec 2015, 18:50

Do you boot from this partition?
Boot sector and its backup are OK.
When you can't access your files, your file system might be faulty?
In case you can run chkdsk driveletter: /r to have a try to erepair your file system
Did you already copy/backup your files?
Before you run chkdsk, I recommend to copy your files first!

Merry Christmas

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Re: TestDisk hid my local disk. HELP!

#10 Post by INeedHelp » 27 Dec 2015, 08:07

it says "cannot open volume for direct acces"

I put "D" as the drive letter (which is what it really is...). But when I tried "wmic LOGICALDISK LIST BRIEF" to check if I'm correct with the letters (or simply to list the drives), it just shows C: (which is the drive for the tablet side -which is working, not the keyboard side -which is not working).

What should I do next?

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