Testdisk on broken NTFS HDD - hangs when Listing files

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Testdisk on broken NTFS HDD - hangs when Listing files

#1 Post by hddhelp150 » 10 Mar 2018, 21:42

I ran "ntfsfix" on my HDD and I got the following message:
Mounting volume... NTFS signature is missing.
Failed to startup volume: invalid argument
NTFS signature missing
Trying the alternate boot sector
Unrecoverable error
Volume is corrupt. You should run chkdsk.

Someone recommended testdisk so I downloaded testdisk-7.1-WIP. I analysed the drive and got the following partitions:
P MS Data [Storage]
D MS Data [ETC]
D MS Data []
D MS Data [Trackers]
[Storage] and [Trackers] are two partitions I know I had. I do not know about the unnamed one or [Trackers] partition. When I press "P" to list files, testdisk completely hangs and freezes up. Any suggestions on what I can do?

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Re: Testdisk on broken NTFS HDD - hangs when Listing files

#2 Post by cgrenier » 12 Mar 2018, 07:03

What is the result if you run under Windows "cmd" (right click run as administrator" and "chkdsk /f d:" (replace d: by te correct drive letter)

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