Partition and file system lost when copying with Testdisk

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jervis
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Partition and file system lost when copying with Testdisk

#1 Postby jervis » 05 Jul 2012, 10:25

Hi,

I've got a Seagate FREEAGENT GO 0.2 FAMILY 500GB. I could not access the data in harddisk, but could see the drive volume (F:) under window XP.I downloaded testdisk tool to recover the data. I tried to use and follow the instructions step and step. I could see the primary partition(only one partition) and list the file directory, then testdisk provides the complete file system and copy file option. it is really cool!

When copying file, it started recovering some files(10%) to destination. Unfortunately, testdisk stopped copying for a long time and no response, but it shows quit. After quitting and re-launching, the disk is detected but no partition could be found!! although i tried quick search and deep search, it shows always : read error!! I couldn't see the partition and file system any more!!

Is it the disk partition and table destroyed due to copying crash?

Could testdisk expert help how to get back the partition and file system?

Thanks a lot!
Last edited by jervis on 16 Jul 2012, 02:42, edited 4 times in total.

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Re: Partition and file system loss when copying

#2 Postby himanov » 06 Jul 2012, 05:26

hi jervis,
i also have the issue. Read Error and after some time my HDD stop blinking. Is there any issue experts ???
Hard disk is Seagate 1Tb portable HDD with power supply.

jervis
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Re: Partition and file system lost when copying

#3 Postby jervis » 06 Jul 2012, 09:03

Hi,

Below is S. M. A. R. T info by CrystalDiskInfo:


----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CrystalDiskInfo 5.0.0 (C) 2008-2012 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

OS : Windows XP Professional SP3 [5.1 Build 2600] (x86)
Date : 2012/07/05 19:13:35

-- Controller Map ----------------------------------------------------------
- Ricoh SD/MMC Host Controller [ATA]
+ Intel(R) ICH9M/M-E 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 1 - 2928 [ATA]
+ Primary IDE Channel (0)
- Disk drive
+ Secondary IDE Channel (1)
- HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM DU10N
+ Intel(R) ICH9M/M-E 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 2 - 292D [ATA]
- Primary IDE Channel (0)
- Secondary IDE Channel (1)

-- Disk List ---------------------------------------------------------------
(1) ST9500325AS : 500.1 GB [1/X/X, sa1] (V=0BC2, P=2100) - st

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1) ST9500325AS
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Enclosure : Seagate FreeAgent Go USB Device (V=0BC2, P=2100, sa1) - st
Model : ST9500325AS
Firmware : 0001BSM1
Serial Number : 5VE018WV
Disk Size : 500.1 GB (8.4/137.4/500.1)
Buffer Size : 8192 KB
Queue Depth : 32
# of Sectors : 976773168
Rotation Rate : 5400 RPM
Interface : USB (Serial ATA)
Major Version : ATA8-ACS
Minor Version : ATA8-ACS version 4
Transfer Mode : SATA/150
Power On Hours : 143 hours
Power On Count : 117 count
Temparature : 24 C (75 F)
Health Status : Bad
Features : S.M.A.R.T., APM, 48bit LBA, NCQ
APM Level : 8080h [ON]
AAM Level : ----

-- S.M.A.R.T. --------------------------------------------------------------
ID Cur Wor Thr RawValues(6) Attribute Name
01 _79 _79 __6 000004D52BF4 Read Error Rate
03 _97 _97 __0 000000000000 Spin-Up Time
04 100 100 _20 0000000000EB Start/Stop Count
05 __2 __2 _36 0000000007E4 Reallocated Sectors Count
07 100 253 _30 0000000C2618 Seek Error Rate
09 100 100 __0 00000000008F Power-On Hours
0A 100 100 _97 000000000000 Spin Retry Count
0C 100 _37 _20 000000000075 Power Cycle Count
B8 100 100 _99 000000000000 End-to-End Error
BB __1 __1 __0 000000000B09 Reported Uncorrectable Errors
BC 100 _99 __0 000600060006 Command Timeout
BD 100 100 __0 000000000000 High Fly Writes
BE _76 _51 _45 000018180018 Airflow Temperature
BF 100 100 __0 000000000000 G-Sense Error Rate
C0 100 100 __0 00000000003A Power-off Retract Count
C1 100 100 __0 0000000003C4 Load/Unload Cycle Count
C2 _24 _49 __0 000D00000018 Temperature
C3 _40 _40 __0 000004D52BF4 Hardware ECC recovered
C5 100 100 __0 00000000001B Current Pending Sector Count
C6 100 100 __0 00000000001B Uncorrectable Sector Count
C7 200 200 __0 000000000000 UltraDMA CRC Error Count

-- IDENTIFY_DEVICE ---------------------------------------------------------
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
000: 0C5A 3FFF C837 0010 0000 003F 003F 0000 0000 0000
010: 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 3556 3556 4530 3138 5756
020: 0000 4000 0004 3030 3031 4D31 4D31 5354 3935 3030
030: 3332 3541 5320 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020
040: 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 8010 0000 2F00
050: 4000 0200 0200 0007 3FFF 003F 003F FC10 00FB 0110
060: FFFF 0FFF 0000 0007 0003 0078 0078 0078 0078 0000
070: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0502 0502 0000 0048 0040
080: 01F0 0029 346B 7D09 6123 BC09 BC09 6123 407F 0044
090: 0044 8080 FFFE 0000 FE00 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
100: 6030 3A38 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 5000 C500
110: 122B 5B5B 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 401E
120: 401C 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0021 6030
130: 3A38 6030 3A38 2020 0002 0100 0100 5000 3C06 3C0A
140: 0000 003C 0000 0008 0000 001F 001F 0280 0000 0000
150: 0008 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 3C00 8000
160: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
170: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
180: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
190: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
200: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 103B 103B 0000 0000 0000
210: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 1518 0000 0000
220: 0000 0000 1010 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
230: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
240: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
250: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 B4A5

Could Fiona help us? :idea:

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Re: Partition and file system lost when copying

#4 Postby jervis » 06 Jul 2012, 11:17

Hi,

i tried photorec, it shows the attached msg.
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Could i proceed to search (start file recovery)?

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Re: Partition and file system lost when copying with Testdis

#5 Postby jervis » 13 Jul 2012, 07:24

dear Fiona,

Could you help me? :(

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Re: Partition and file system lost when copying with Testdis

#6 Postby jervis » 17 Jul 2012, 09:41

could someone help? :)

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Re: Partition and file system lost when copying with Testdis

#7 Postby Fiona » 17 Jul 2012, 12:04

Sry during the last couple of days my internet connection worked bad.
But now it's a lot better because technician from german telekom solved it temporarily.
Looks like your LBA (Logical Block Addressing) from your disk is bad?
TestDisk doesn't change anything to your disk.
When you tried to copy data and testdisk doesn't respond or hang will indicate that your file system is damanged or doesn't get recognized..
The first steps are;
Got to your device manager.
Check how your disk is listed.
Compare name, model.
Second step is check your disk management console.
Please upload a screen shot.
Use CrystalDiskInfo to check your current disk status;
http://crystalmark.info/software/Crysta ... ex-e.html/

As far as possible don't stress your disk anymore and don't change anything where you're not 100 % sure.

Fiona

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Re: Partition and file system lost when copying with Testdis

#8 Postby jervis » 17 Jul 2012, 12:43

Hi Fiona,
Thank you so much for looking into my case. :)

In fact, I recovered ~10% data by using testdisk. it was really surprising testdisk quit in middle of copying, and then the partition and file directory are gone. :(

i followed your instructions and got two screenshots (device manager.jpg, disk managemetn.jpg) which show no issue on disk.
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Below is S. M. A. R. T info by CrystalDiskInfo which shows bad status of disk: :(


----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CrystalDiskInfo 5.0.0 (C) 2008-2012 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

OS : Windows XP Professional SP3 [5.1 Build 2600] (x86)
Date : 2012/07/05 19:13:35

-- Controller Map ----------------------------------------------------------
- Ricoh SD/MMC Host Controller [ATA]
+ Intel(R) ICH9M/M-E 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 1 - 2928 [ATA]
+ Primary IDE Channel (0)
- Disk drive
+ Secondary IDE Channel (1)
- HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM DU10N
+ Intel(R) ICH9M/M-E 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 2 - 292D [ATA]
- Primary IDE Channel (0)
- Secondary IDE Channel (1)

-- Disk List ---------------------------------------------------------------
(1) ST9500325AS : 500.1 GB [1/X/X, sa1] (V=0BC2, P=2100) - st

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1) ST9500325AS
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Enclosure : Seagate FreeAgent Go USB Device (V=0BC2, P=2100, sa1) - st
Model : ST9500325AS
Firmware : 0001BSM1
Serial Number : 5VE018WV
Disk Size : 500.1 GB (8.4/137.4/500.1)
Buffer Size : 8192 KB
Queue Depth : 32
# of Sectors : 976773168
Rotation Rate : 5400 RPM
Interface : USB (Serial ATA)
Major Version : ATA8-ACS
Minor Version : ATA8-ACS version 4
Transfer Mode : SATA/150
Power On Hours : 143 hours
Power On Count : 117 count
Temparature : 24 C (75 F)
Health Status : Bad
Features : S.M.A.R.T., APM, 48bit LBA, NCQ
APM Level : 8080h [ON]
AAM Level : ----

-- S.M.A.R.T. --------------------------------------------------------------
ID Cur Wor Thr RawValues(6) Attribute Name
01 _79 _79 __6 000004D52BF4 Read Error Rate
03 _97 _97 __0 000000000000 Spin-Up Time
04 100 100 _20 0000000000EB Start/Stop Count
05 __2 __2 _36 0000000007E4 Reallocated Sectors Count
07 100 253 _30 0000000C2618 Seek Error Rate
09 100 100 __0 00000000008F Power-On Hours
0A 100 100 _97 000000000000 Spin Retry Count
0C 100 _37 _20 000000000075 Power Cycle Count
B8 100 100 _99 000000000000 End-to-End Error
BB __1 __1 __0 000000000B09 Reported Uncorrectable Errors
BC 100 _99 __0 000600060006 Command Timeout
BD 100 100 __0 000000000000 High Fly Writes
BE _76 _51 _45 000018180018 Airflow Temperature
BF 100 100 __0 000000000000 G-Sense Error Rate
C0 100 100 __0 00000000003A Power-off Retract Count
C1 100 100 __0 0000000003C4 Load/Unload Cycle Count
C2 _24 _49 __0 000D00000018 Temperature
C3 _40 _40 __0 000004D52BF4 Hardware ECC recovered
C5 100 100 __0 00000000001B Current Pending Sector Count
C6 100 100 __0 00000000001B Uncorrectable Sector Count
C7 200 200 __0 000000000000 UltraDMA CRC Error Count

-- IDENTIFY_DEVICE ---------------------------------------------------------
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
000: 0C5A 3FFF C837 0010 0000 003F 003F 0000 0000 0000
010: 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 3556 3556 4530 3138 5756
020: 0000 4000 0004 3030 3031 4D31 4D31 5354 3935 3030
030: 3332 3541 5320 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020
040: 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 8010 0000 2F00
050: 4000 0200 0200 0007 3FFF 003F 003F FC10 00FB 0110
060: FFFF 0FFF 0000 0007 0003 0078 0078 0078 0078 0000
070: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0502 0502 0000 0048 0040
080: 01F0 0029 346B 7D09 6123 BC09 BC09 6123 407F 0044
090: 0044 8080 FFFE 0000 FE00 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
100: 6030 3A38 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 5000 C500
110: 122B 5B5B 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 401E
120: 401C 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0021 6030
130: 3A38 6030 3A38 2020 0002 0100 0100 5000 3C06 3C0A
140: 0000 003C 0000 0008 0000 001F 001F 0280 0000 0000
150: 0008 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 3C00 8000
160: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
170: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
180: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
190: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
200: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 103B 103B 0000 0000 0000
210: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 1518 0000 0000
220: 0000 0000 1010 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
230: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
240: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
250: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 B4A5

could you check if anything caused corruption during copying? any solution?

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Re: Partition and file system lost when copying with Testdis

#9 Postby jervis » 18 Jul 2012, 14:47

Hi Fiona , any idea?

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Re: Partition and file system lost when copying with Testdis

#10 Postby Fiona » 18 Jul 2012, 19:16

From Crystal Disk Info it's better to upload a screen shot.
YWould it be possible to diagnose your boot sector?
Run a revbuild BS and afterwards list your files and have another try to copy them.
If it hangs again please let me know.
In this case it would be advisable to clone your disk!

Procedur might be just like in this case;
partitions-disappear-after-quick-search-t14.html

Fiona


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