TestDisks problems on Windows 7

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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TestDisks problems on Windows 7

#1 Post by Edua » 01 Jul 2012, 18:38

I have the following problem: a wrong ghost image was put on a laptop harddisk, causing partitions with not-backupped files to be lost...

So I let TestDisk do a deep search, and it found the two partitions.

When I put one of the partitions to "L" (logical), and then write, it seems like the partition is back. However, I can only see this partition from within Ghost (file browse), not from for instance Volkov Commander or Mini Windows XP/7. How can I make this partition really visible?

Secondly, when I did a second deep search, selecting both lost partitions, I got an error message and went immediately back to the main menu (after 3 hours of deep searching...). I did it again, and then saw that the previously "L" partition was now back as "D" (deleted). How can that be?

Thanks for your help!

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Re: TestDisks problems on Windows 7

#2 Post by Fiona » 03 Jul 2012, 19:36

Would it be possible that you have to add a drive letter using your disk managemant console?
Did you check Ownership?
Might be possible that your boot sector or file system is damaged.
You shouldn't change anything to a damaged file ystem, because it can increase damage.
You can diagnose your boot sector.
Infos like you can test it;
http://forum.cgsecurity.org/phpBB3/part ... h-t14.html

Please let me know


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