Disk Management saying "Disk not initialized"

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Disk Management saying "Disk not initialized"

#1 Post by Slava » 23 Feb 2016, 13:18

Hello everybody here. My issue is as follows:


My laptop has 2 drives: a 120Gb SSD with Windows 7-64 on it and a 1Tb HDD with all data.

Windows Disk Management shows 1Tb HDD as unallocated and suggests initializing. I haven't performed this operation yet because I'm highly afraid this might affect data integrity and hinder the recovery somehow.

Using DMDE software wasn't successful - the scanning wouldn't start at all. Same thing with some other recovery tools.

Then I tried Testdisk. Below is what I get after hitting "Analyse" button:
http://i.imgur.com/zAHOsEU.png

Anyway, if I proceed and press "Quick Search", scanning takes about 10 hours and finally shows me this:
http://i.imgur.com/wj2uxL7.png

I have read instructions and this is not how it is supposed to look like, as I know. I don't like these Partition: Read Error, The harddisk seems too small and The following partition can't be recovered messages and I don't know what to do from here since I'm quite a newb with all this stuff, though I'm trying to be careful.


Is it possible that my drive is protected/locked somehow? I appreciate any help with this, this data is quite important for me and formatting the drive is not an option.

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Re: Disk Management saying "Disk not initialized"

#2 Post by cgrenier » 24 Feb 2016, 08:28

As administrator, run TestDisk, Advanced, Boot, RebuildBS, List. If you can see your files, choose Write, confirm, Quit and restart your computer.
If it doesn't work, please post the testdisk.log file content.

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Re: Disk Management saying "Disk not initialized"

#3 Post by Slava » 26 Feb 2016, 15:22

cgrenier wrote:As administrator, run TestDisk, Advanced, Boot, RebuildBS, List. If you can see your files, choose Write, confirm, Quit and restart your computer.
Can it somehow affect data on the drive? Really don't want to lose it.

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Re: Disk Management saying "Disk not initialized"

#4 Post by Slava » 29 Feb 2016, 03:17

cgrenier wrote:As administrator, run TestDisk, Advanced, Boot, RebuildBS, List. If you can see your files, choose Write, confirm, Quit and restart your computer.
If it doesn't work, please post the testdisk.log file content.
I ran TestDisk and chose my HDD. Without pressing "Analyse" I pressed "Advanced" right away and this is what I received:
http://i.imgur.com/Wr9axMm.png

Should I analyse the HDD first and then press "Advanced"?


Log file:
TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows 7 (7601) SP1
Compiler: GCC 4.9, MinGW 3.11
Compilation date: Apr 18 2015 13:02:07
ext2fs lib: none, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: none, ewf lib: 20120504, curses lib: pdcurses build 3401
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=1000204886016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=120034123776
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive2) GetFileSize err Неверная функция.


filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive2) SetFilePointer err Неверная функция.


Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive2
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=120031543296
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\E:) GetFileSize err Неверная функция.


filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\E:) SetFilePointer err Неверная функция.


Warning: can't get size for \\.\E:
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\F:) GetFileSize err Неверная функция.


filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\F:) SetFilePointer err Неверная функция.


Warning: can't get size for \\.\F:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\G:)=76546048
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\I:) GetFileSize err Неверная функция.


filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\I:) SetFilePointer err Неверная функция.


Warning: can't get size for \\.\I:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\J:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\J:
Hard disk list
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive0 - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63, sector size=512
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive1 - 120 GB / 111 GiB - CHS 14593 255 63, sector size=512
Drive C: - 120 GB / 111 GiB - CHS 14593 255 63, sector size=512
Drive G: - 76 MB / 73 MiB - CHS 18 64 32, sector size=2048

Partition table type default to Intel
Disk \\.\PhysicalDrive0 - 1000 GB / 931 GiB
Partition table type: Intel

Interface Advanced

TestDisk exited normally.

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Re: Disk Management saying "Disk not initialized"

#5 Post by Slava » 01 Mar 2016, 14:25

cgrenier wrote:As administrator, run TestDisk, Advanced, Boot, RebuildBS, List. If you can see your files, choose Write, confirm, Quit and restart your computer.
If it doesn't work, please post the testdisk.log file content.
I tried as described above but no success. Is it possible to do something about this issue?

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