HDD with 3 partions can any access and copy file of 2 partio

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HDD with 3 partions can any access and copy file of 2 partio

#1 Post by frevab » 02 Jan 2016, 03:45

Hi there. I can use some help.
I have an internal HDD which says need formatting but it was fine before. I have connect it now as a external drive and am running TestDisk for about a week now as it takes a lot of time to work on a 1TB disk and there are a lot of menu options in TestDisk that start intensive reading the this large disk.

The first time I ran TestDisk it came up with a partion list that was how I remembered the HDD to be partioned: 3 partions, the C partion with the OS, and then two other partions with data and media (I have connected this HDD now as an external HDD with the drive lettter G):

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Drive G: - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63

Partition Start End Size in sectors
> 1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 15138 53 41 243195287
2 P HPFS - NTFS 15138 62 29 27886 116 6 204800000
3 P HPFS - NTFS 27886 116 7 121600 254 63 1505524161
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Drive G: - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63
Current partition structure:
Partition Start End Size in sectors

Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 15138 53 41 243195287
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 15138 53 41 243195287
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
2 P HPFS - NTFS 15138 62 29 27886 116 6 204800000
2 P HPFS - NTFS 15138 62 29 27886 116 6 204800000
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
3 P HPFS - NTFS 27886 116 7 121600 254 63 1505524161
3 P HPFS - NTFS 27886 116 7 121600 254 63 1505524161
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Now when I do a new the result come back as:

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Drive G: - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63
Partition Start End Size in sectors
>* HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 48 25600000
P HPFS - NTFS 3485 205 49 15200 35 3 188190720


Structure: Ok. Use Up/Down Arrow keys to select partition.
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When press P to list in one of the two partitions, it comes up with a list of the files in that partition that I recognize as files and directories that were there before the problem started.
However, the first partition with the OS on it (and some files I need) does not appear any more.
The partition that started at 0 and ended at 15138 has now gone and the first partition it found starts at 1892.
What happened to the first primary partition????

I have copied all the files from the 2nd and 3rd partition successfully but want to recover some files that are on the primary partition like my Outlook files and CIEL files in a specific directory from my book keeping software.
Who do I go about it to find them?

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Re: HDD with 3 partions can any access and copy file of 2 pa

#2 Post by Fiona » 02 Jan 2016, 21:40

Can you run testdisk on your disk instead of your drive?
Under disk selection your disk would look like "Disk /dev/sda .
TestDisk 7.1WIP 32bit is recommended.

Fiona

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Re: HDD with 3 partions can any access and copy file of 2 pa

#3 Post by frevab » 03 Jan 2016, 00:05

Hi Fiona

I don't know How to do that. If I install the HDD in the PC I cannot run Windows. I can only access it as a an external drive. Or perhaps install the HDD in my PC and run TestDisk 7.1 as a dos version with a boot-disk?

Or do you mean copy TestDisk.exe onto the drive (partition that is accessible) and run TestDisk from there?

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Re: HDD with 3 partions can any access and copy file of 2 pa

#4 Post by Fiona » 03 Jan 2016, 08:55

You should use TestDisk 7.1WIP 32bit.
Have another try to select your disk under testdisk disk selection as Disk /dev/sd* (*=a, b, c) instead of Drive G:.
When testdisk hangs, please let me know.
In case, the next step would be to use a LiveCD like Knoppix.
Info will follow.
Under windows:
Have another try to run a diagnose on your USB port as far as possible and copy and paste the content of your testdisk.log into your next post.
You'll find it within your testdisk folder and you can open it using wordpad.

Fiona

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Re: HDD with 3 partions can any access and copy file of 2 pa

#5 Post by frevab » 05 Jan 2016, 23:40

Hi Fiona

Used TestDisk 7.1 WIN

This is the partition structure that I remember as being the correct one as I have partioned this HDD":
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63
Current partition structure:
Partition Start End Size in sectors

Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 15138 53 41 243195287
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 15138 53 41 243195287
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
2 P HPFS - NTFS 15138 62 29 27886 116 6 204800000
2 P HPFS - NTFS 15138 62 29 27886 116 6 204800000
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
3 P HPFS - NTFS 27886 116 7 121600 254 63 1505524161
3 P HPFS - NTFS 27886 116 7 121600 254 63 1505524161


Why does TestDisk come up with
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63
Partition Start End Size in sectors
>* HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 48 25600000
P HPFS - NTFS 3485 205 49 15200 35 3 188190720

I need to be able to recover some files on the partition #1 of the first list.
How can this be done?

Log attached.



Mon Jan 4 14:38:23 2016
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 7.1-WIP, Data Recovery Utility, December 2015
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows Vista (6002) SP2
Compiler: GCC 4.9, Cygwin32 2002.0
Compilation date: 2016-01-03T14:34:19
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)=1000204886016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=1000204886016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=1000204886016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=1000204886016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=85904792064
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\D:)=648015872
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\E:)=161067400704
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\F:)=753229983744
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\G:)=1000204886016
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0, S/N:2020202057202d444357334331464b4334524450, FW:01.01A01
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63, sector size=4096 - WDC WD10 EZRX-00L4HB0, S/N:152D20337A0C
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive1 - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63, sector size=4096 - WDC WD10 EZRX-00L4HB0, S/N:152D20337A0C
Drive D: - 648 MB / 617 MiB - CHS 154 64 32, sector size=2048 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H21N, FW:1.01
Drive G: - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63, sector size=4096 - WDC WD10 EZRX-00L4HB0, S/N:152D20337A0C

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - WDC WD10 EZRX-00L4HB0
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=1
Current partition structure:
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 15138 53 41 243195287
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 15138 53 41 243195287
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
2 P HPFS - NTFS 15138 62 29 27886 116 6 204800000
2 P HPFS - NTFS 15138 62 29 27886 116 6 204800000
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
3 P HPFS - NTFS 27886 116 7 121600 254 63 1505524161
3 P HPFS - NTFS 27886 116 7 121600 254 63 1505524161

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63
Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 512 (NTFS) != 4096 (HD)
NTFS at 1892/71/36
Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 512 (NTFS) != 4096 (HD)
filesystem size 204800000
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 786432
mftmirr_lcn 12799999
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 48 25600000
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 104 GB / 97 GiB
NTFS at 3485/205/49
Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 512 (NTFS) != 4096 (HD)
filesystem size 1505524161
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 786432
mftmirr_lcn 89599999
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
HPFS - NTFS 3485 205 49 15200 31 56 188190520
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 770 GB / 717 GiB
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190719(15200/43/11)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190720(15200/43/12)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190656(15200/42/11)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190672(15200/42/27)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190688(15200/42/43)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190704(15200/42/59)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190720(15200/43/12)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190721(15200/43/13)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190722(15200/43/14)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,2,buffer,244190727(15200/43/19)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,2,buffer,244190729(15200/43/21)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,3,buffer,244190735(15200/43/27)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190976(15200/47/16)) lseek err Invalid argument

Results
* HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 48 25600000
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 104 GB / 97 GiB
P HPFS - NTFS 3485 205 49 15200 35 3 188190720
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 770 GB / 717 GiB


dir_partition inode=5
* HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 48 25600000
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 104 GB / 97 GiB
Directory /
5 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 2-Dec-2015 02:38 .
5 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 2-Dec-2015 02:38 ..
37 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 17-Feb-2015 22:47 $RECYCLE.BIN
541371 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 3-Aug-2015 04:12 195550-6570-l
42 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 26-Sep-2015 01:12 Apps
86 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 15-Aug-2014 03:05 Data
108 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 14-Aug-2014 01:50 Free
5351 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 9-Jul-2015 03:01 Kleim.nl Neostrada installatie
37960 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 28-Nov-2015 19:18 Nieuwe map
16750 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 15-Aug-2014 03:06 On line documentatie
297662 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 28-Jan-2015 03:32 Prestashop modules
35 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 13-Aug-2014 01:37 System Volume Information
288599 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 16-Mar-2015 02:59 backup Deco
37955 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 29-Oct-2015 08:54 backup klei.nl
163323 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 30-Oct-2015 00:48 backup swienym.nl
503335 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 20-Mar-2015 11:44 backup siwear-stock.com
82 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 28-Jan-2015 04:08 simenym
17167 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 15-Aug-2014 03:25 wgc
21097 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 24-Aug-2014 02:59 www.swienym.nl
323808 -r--r--r-- 0 0 743063 14-Oct-2014 03:05 Grootboek Swi totenmet 01-10-2014.docx
37952 -r--r--r-- 0 0 2646935 19-Aug-2014 03:51 Silvercrest_stroommeter_66149_FR_NL_DE.pdf
37952 -r--r--r-- 0 0 26 19-Aug-2014 03:51 Silvercrest_stroommeter_66149_FR_NL_DE.pdf:Zone.Identifier
Can't open backup.log file: No such file or directory
interface_load

interface_write()
1 * HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 48 25600000
2 P HPFS - NTFS 3485 205 49 15200 35 3 188190720
$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.

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63
Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 512 (NTFS) != 4096 (HD)
NTFS at 1892/71/36
Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 512 (NTFS) != 4096 (HD)
filesystem size 204800000
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 786432
mftmirr_lcn 12799999
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 48 25600000
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 104 GB / 97 GiB
NTFS at 3485/205/48
Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 512 (NTFS) != 4096 (HD)
filesystem size 204800000
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 786432
mftmirr_lcn 12799999
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 49 25600000
NTFS found using backup sector, blocksize=4096, 104 GB / 97 GiB
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190719(15200/43/11)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190720(15200/43/12)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190719(15200/43/11)) lseek err Invalid argument

Results
HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 48 25600000
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 104 GB / 97 GiB
HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 49 25600000
NTFS found using backup sector, blocksize=4096, 104 GB / 97 GiB


dir_partition inode=5
HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 48 25600000
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 104 GB / 97 GiB
Directory /
5 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 2-Dec-2015 02:38 .
5 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 2-Dec-2015 02:38 ..
37 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 17-Feb-2015 22:47 $RECYCLE.BIN
541371 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 3-Aug-2015 04:12 195550-6570-lp
42 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 26-Sep-2015 01:12 Apps
86 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 15-Aug-2014 03:05 Data
108 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 14-Aug-2014 01:50 Free
5351 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 9-Jul-2015 03:01 Klei.nl Neostrada installatie
37960 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 28-Nov-2015 19:18 Nieuwe map
16750 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 15-Aug-2014 03:06 On line documentatie
297662 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 28-Jan-2015 03:32 Prestashop modules
35 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 13-Aug-2014 01:37 System Volume Information
288599 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 16-Mar-2015 02:59 backup Deco
37955 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 29-Oct-2015 08:54 backup klei.nl
163323 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 30-Oct-2015 00:48 backup swienym.nl
503335 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 20-Mar-2015 11:44 backup siwear-stock.com
82 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 28-Jan-2015 04:08 swienym
17167 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 15-Aug-2014 03:25 wgc
21097 dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 24-Aug-2014 02:59 www.swienym.nl
323808 -r--r--r-- 0 0 743063 14-Oct-2014 03:05 Grootboek Swi totenmet 01-10-2014.docx
37952 -r--r--r-- 0 0 2646935 19-Aug-2014 03:51 Silvercrest_stroommeter_66149_FR_NL_DE.pdf
37952 -r--r--r-- 0 0 26 19-Aug-2014 03:51 Silvercrest_stroommeter_66149_FR_NL_DE.pdf:Zone.Identifier
Not an exFAT boot sector.

HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 49 25600000
NTFS found using backup sector, blocksize=4096, 104 GB / 97 GiB
Can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged.

interface_write()

No partition found or selected for recovery
Failed to startup volume: Invalid argument.
Failed to startup volume: Invalid argument.
Failed to startup volume: Invalid argument.
Error reading bootsector: Invalid argument.
Failed to startup volume: Invalid argument.
Error reading bootsector: Invalid argument.
simulate write!

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

Interface Advanced
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
file_pread(5,1,buffer,447995904(27886/116/7)) lseek err Invalid argument
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=1
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 15138 53 41 243195287
2 P HPFS - NTFS 15138 62 29 27886 116 6 204800000
3 P HPFS - NTFS 27886 116 7 121600 254 63 1505524161
Not an exFAT boot sector.

1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 15138 53 41 243195287
Can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged.
Not an exFAT boot sector.

1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 15138 53 41 243195287
Can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged.
Not an exFAT boot sector.

2 P HPFS - NTFS 15138 62 29 27886 116 6 204800000
Can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged.
Can't read exFAT boot sector.

3 P HPFS - NTFS 27886 116 7 121600 254 63 1505524161
Can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged.

Analyse Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=1
Current partition structure:
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 15138 53 41 243195287
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 15138 53 41 243195287
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
2 P HPFS - NTFS 15138 62 29 27886 116 6 204800000
2 P HPFS - NTFS 15138 62 29 27886 116 6 204800000
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
3 P HPFS - NTFS 27886 116 7 121600 254 63 1505524161
3 P HPFS - NTFS 27886 116 7 121600 254 63 1505524161

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63
Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 512 (NTFS) != 4096 (HD)
NTFS at 1892/71/36
Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 512 (NTFS) != 4096 (HD)
filesystem size 204800000
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 786432
mftmirr_lcn 12799999
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 48 25600000
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 104 GB / 97 GiB
NTFS at 3485/205/49
Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 512 (NTFS) != 4096 (HD)
filesystem size 1505524161
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 786432
mftmirr_lcn 89599999
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
HPFS - NTFS 3485 205 49 15200 31 56 188190520
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 770 GB / 717 GiB
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190719(15200/43/11)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190720(15200/43/12)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190656(15200/42/11)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190672(15200/42/27)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190688(15200/42/43)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190704(15200/42/59)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190720(15200/43/12)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190721(15200/43/13)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190722(15200/43/14)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,2,buffer,244190727(15200/43/19)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,2,buffer,244190729(15200/43/21)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,3,buffer,244190735(15200/43/27)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,244190976(15200/47/16)) lseek err Invalid argument

Results
* HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 48 25600000
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 104 GB / 97 GiB
P HPFS - NTFS 3485 205 49 15200 35 3 188190720
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 770 GB / 717 GiB

interface_write()
1 * HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 48 25600000
2 P HPFS - NTFS 3485 205 49 15200 35 3 188190720
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition
Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive1 - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - WDC WD10 EZRX-00L4HB0
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive1 - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=1
Current partition structure:
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 15138 53 41 243195287
1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 15138 53 41 243195287
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
2 P HPFS - NTFS 15138 62 29 27886 116 6 204800000
2 P HPFS - NTFS 15138 62 29 27886 116 6 204800000
Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
3 P HPFS - NTFS 27886 116 7 121600 254 63 1505524161
3 P HPFS - NTFS 27886 116 7 121600 254 63 1505524161

search_part()
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive1 - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 15200 255 63
Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 512 (NTFS) != 4096 (HD)
NTFS at 1892/71/36
Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 512 (NTFS) != 4096 (HD)
filesystem size 204800000
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 786432
mftmirr_lcn 12799999
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 48 25600000
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 104 GB / 97 GiB
NTFS at 3485/205/49
Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 512 (NTFS) != 4096 (HD)
filesystem size 1505524161
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 786432
mftmirr_lcn 89599999
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
HPFS - NTFS 3485 205 49 15200 31 56 188190520
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 770 GB / 717 GiB

Results
* HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 48 25600000
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 104 GB / 97 GiB
P HPFS - NTFS 3485 205 49 15200 35 3 188190720
NTFS, blocksize=4096, 770 GB / 717 GiB

interface_write()
1 * HPFS - NTFS 1892 71 36 3485 205 48 25600000
2 P HPFS - NTFS 3485 205 49 15200 35 3 188190720
simulate write!

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

TestDisk exited normally.

frevab
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Joined: 21 Dec 2015, 00:38

Re: HDD with 3 partions can any access and copy file of 2 pa

#6 Post by frevab » 24 Jan 2016, 02:41

Just to inform this forum that I managed to recover the files I wanted to recover from the HD. As described in my initial post the HD in my PC wanted to be formatted where it was working fine before. The only thing I did was disconnect the IDE cable and plug another HDD to the IDE kabel to uprade the Windows OS on my daughters PC. When I swapped the HD back again (after shutting the PC off before ofcourse) it came up with this formatting question making it impossible to access anymore.

I tries the TestDisk and PhotoRec to recover files. the HDD in question had 3 partitions. One partition was the primary with the Windows o/s, the other 2 partitions were just for data. However some software had stored their files on the partition (like MS Outlook and some special software).
With TestDisk I could access and copy files from the other 2 partitions but TestDisk could not let me access the files on the primary partition.

After many weeks (TestDisk took a lot of time every time I ran it) I googled the next step of rebuilding the MBR and found the following website: http://html5.litten.com/how-to-fix-exte ... ecame-raw/
As stated on this webpage "A RAW filesystem simply means that it is a filesystem that is not recognized by Windows" The article suggested to access the disk using Linux o/s. So I put the HDD back in the PC (was recovering it as an external HDD on another computer) and downloaded and booted the PC with the PartedMagic Linux Boot CD. Without to much hassle I could access the C partition. I am not very familiar with Linux so could not mount a USB back-up disk to copy the files to, so I copied the files from the C partition to another partition on the same HDD of which I knew TestDisk can access it and then copied the files using TestDisk in the Windows world to another HDD.

The webpage explains everything in clear plain English.

I just want to share my experience with solving the problem I had with the HDD that said "disk not formatted. Do you want to format it"

I thank everyone who replied to my posy for their help.

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