Harddisk seems too small? (Screenshots & log attached)

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Harddisk seems too small? (Screenshots & log attached)

#1 Post by Bighead » 20 Dec 2017, 22:41

dssssssssssssssHello! Awesome recovery program!

I lost all of my partitions somehow. (Tried to boot into USB stick with GP(arted to do some partitioning. While it was loading, I got impatient and restarted the laptop. On the second attempt, I successfully booted into GParted on USB and found my hard drive EMPTY.)

Without USB boot stick, on boot, the screen says, "No bootable media found. Please connect a working drive." or something similar.

Now, I'm using Fedora on USB to mess around with TestDisk to recover my partitions. I noticed the message "The harddisk (1000 GB / 931 GiB) seems too small! (< 1247 GB / 1161 GiB)", and I think this is the source of my main problem of not being able to successfully recover my working partitions.

What I also noticed while choosing the partitions to recover (Delete, Primary, *Boot, Logical), was that my main drive (C:) can't be switched to P or L unless couple of other partitions (AOMEI) are switched to D, but before my partitions went missing, they used to coexist without a problem.

Here, I attach a couple of screenshots and a log file for you experts to point me to the right direction in this journey of partition recovery.



Log: http://dumptext.com/SQRilT11/raw/

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Re: Harddisk seems too small? (Screenshots & log attached)

#2 Post by cgrenier » 21 Dec 2017, 17:09

HTS541010A9E680 is a 1 TB disk

EFI GPT may be the correct partition table type, not PC Intel.
Try to recover the following partitions:

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  P HPFS - NTFS              0  32 33    63 188 61    1021952 [Recovery]
     NTFS, blocksize=4096, 523 MB / 499 MiB
  P FAT32                   63 188 62    76 124 48     204800 [EFI System Partition] [NO NAME]
     FAT32, blocksize=1024, 104 MB / 100 MiB
  P HPFS - NTFS             78 134 57 65270 245 63 1047316480
     NTFS, blocksize=4096, 536 GB / 499 GiB
  P  HPFS - NTFS          65270 246  1 65334 147 29    1021952 [Recovery]
     NTFS, blocksize=4096, 523 MB / 499 MiB
  P  FAT32 LBA            65334 147 30 65347  83 16     204800 [NO NAME]
     FAT32, blocksize=1024, 104 MB / 100 MiB
Do NOT set the partition Recovery as *(bootable).

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