Partition table lost on hdd laptop

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Partition table lost on hdd laptop

#1 Post by adrii90 » 18 Dec 2017, 19:08

Hi everyone,

I came here because don't know what else more do. First at all, I'm from spain and my English it's no so god.

Everything began when i wanted to switch on my laptop and this one didn't do anything, only my screen in black. The computer is a lenovo u410 and the HDD is 1000GB from samsung.

As far as I know, I lost the partition table. I had only one partition and w10 installed on it. I want to recover some data but don't know how.

I bought a new sdd and installed ubuntu to use testdisk, but it's so slowly. It takes a week analyzing the hdd and only 5% analyzed.

I tried this a few times and also photorec (even slower), but with a log file and I had to stop it cause the file size filled the new disk (only 250GB).

The matter is, there is something that I can do if I stop the analysis or I have to wait? Because, if the maths aren't wrong, I'll need around 5 months to finish it.

It's really necessary analyze completely the disk to fix it?

In one of the times, I saw the old folders and files and also remember to recover the boot sector, but I think that did something wrong or not like it should be (it was when there wasn't free space on the laptop) cause still have the problem.

For information, now I don't have any logs that can show you, but if it was necessary I'll do screenshots or start again with log file.


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Re: Partition table lost on hdd laptop

#2 Post by cgrenier » 19 Dec 2017, 21:01

Looks like all read operation fails, it's why the log file grows so much.
There is a hardware problem. You should contact a data recovery company.

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