Point me in the right direction pls. Topic is solved

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
Message
Author
knight1to1
Posts: 3
Joined: 30 Jun 2012, 19:18

Point me in the right direction pls.

#1 Postby knight1to1 » 30 Jun 2012, 19:41

Newbie here. If someone would be so kind as to point me in the right direction- situation as follows.

Win 7 32bit system. External SATA 750Gb drive- with ALL my media. Attempted to move the HD as an internal HD-hooked it up and my computer would not recognize the drive-I clicked the prompt ( sorry I forget what I did it was 6 months ago) and the drive failed to initialize ( as best I can recall that is what it said) I moved the drive back to the external and now it does not recognize there either...

I have run diagnostic programs and I can "see" all my data- but it will not access it. I can not afford the cost of the pay programs and I have just benched the HD until now. I found this wonderful software- but I lack the knowledge base to confidently execute the deed...

I have run testdisk-6.13 nov 2011 Below are the results. I just don't know what to do now to restore the partition so I can move the drive from the external to internal- or if I have to- I'll keep it as an external- I just need access to my data.... any help would be greatly appreciated.

TestDisk 6.13, Data Recovery Utility, November 2011
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org

Disk /dev/sdh - 750 GB / 698 GiB - CHS 91202 255 63
Partition Start End Size in sectors
>* HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 91199 254 63 1465127937

Structure: Ok. Use Up/Down Arrow keys to select partition.
Use Left/Right Arrow keys to CHANGE partition characteristics:
*=Primary bootable P=Primary L=Logical E=Extended D=Deleted
Keys A: add partition, L: load backup, T: change type, P: list files,
Enter: to continue

Sponsored links

User avatar
Fiona
Posts: 2839
Joined: 18 Feb 2012, 17:19
Location: Ludwigsburg/Stuttgart - Germany

Re: Point me in the right direction pls.

#2 Postby Fiona » 01 Jul 2012, 11:58

Before I suggest something, I'd need a little bit more infos.
Could you copy and paste the content from your testdisk log?.
You'll find your testdisk.log in your testdisk folder.
I'd need infos from Analyse and Quick Search.
It's important to compare the values from your found partition and your partition table.
I'll only fix something if something is not correct.
If your partition is found like here;
>* HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 91199 254 63 1465127937
Please press p to have a try to list your files.
Please let me know, did you see your files or an error message?

Fiona

knight1to1
Posts: 3
Joined: 30 Jun 2012, 19:18

Re: Point me in the right direction pls.

#3 Postby knight1to1 » 02 Jul 2012, 03:55

thank you for your response Fiona. The info I postedNo bootable partition was found, I did the quick search- pressed P as you suggested and YES I SEE MY FILES ! ! ! Sorry if I jumped the gun- but seeing my files is a good thing right? Please let me know if you need anything else to help me with this... I do way better with hardware than software.

here is the log file:

Sun Jul 1 19:44:07 2012
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.13, Data Recovery Utility, November 2011
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows 7 (7600)
Compiler: GCC 4.3, Cygwin 1007.7
Compilation date: 2011-11-15T08:36:54
ext2fs lib: 1.41.8, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20100226
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=203928109056
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=163928604672
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdc)=160041885696
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdh)=750156374016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=203928109056
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=163928604672
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive2)=160041885696
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive3) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive3) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive3
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive4) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive4) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive4
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive5) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive5) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive5
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive6) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive6) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive6
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive7)=750156374016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=203873288704
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\D:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\D:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\D:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\E:)=163913347584
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\F:)=159986811904
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\H:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\H:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\I:)=0
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:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\K:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\K:
file_pread(4,1,buffer,398299544(24792/254/63)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(5,1,buffer,320175449(19929/254/63)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,1,buffer,312592769(19457/254/63)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(7,1,buffer,1465160129(91201/254/63)) lseek err Invalid argument
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 203 GB / 189 GiB - CHS 24792 255 63, sector size=512 - Maxtor 6L200P0, S/N:344c513239464732202020202020202020202020, FW:BAJ41G20
Disk /dev/sdb - 163 GB / 152 GiB - CHS 19929 255 63, sector size=512 - Maxtor 6Y160P0, S/N:34594e344b434557202020202020202020202020, FW:YAR41BW0
Disk /dev/sdc - 160 GB / 149 GiB - CHS 19457 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD1600JB-00REA0, S/N:2020202057202d4443574e41484d373637353634, FW:20.00K20
Disk /dev/sdh - 750 GB / 698 GiB - CHS 91201 255 63, sector size=512 - ST375064 0AS

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sdh - 750 GB / 698 GiB - ST375064 0AS
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdh - 750 GB / 698 GiB - CHS 91201 255 63
Current partition structure:
No partition is bootable

User avatar
Fiona
Posts: 2839
Joined: 18 Feb 2012, 17:19
Location: Ludwigsburg/Stuttgart - Germany

Re: Point me in the right direction pls.  Topic is solved

#4 Postby Fiona » 02 Jul 2012, 06:43

Thanks for your infos, I don't like hardware as much. ;)
The info I postedNo bootable partition was found

Only an active primary partition is bootable, If a partition is only primary or a logical partition, you can receive this message also.
Now we got why no partition was bootable.
In your partition table is no partition, that's why there is nothing to boot.
But it looks like that your partition was found.
Disk /dev/sdh - 750 GB / 698 GiB - CHS 91202 255 63
Partition Start End Size in sectors
>* HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 91199 254 63 1465127937

Your partition is primary and active.
Each disk can contain one active partition.
To repair your partition table, if you see your partition is listed like here;
>* HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 91199 254 63 1465127937
you should easily press enter and confirm at Write with enter and y (for yes).
Please close TestDisk using Quit and restart your PC that changes take effect.

Fiona


Return to “Partition Recovery”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests