ntfs recovery help needed

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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Joined: 24 Jul 2012, 23:14

ntfs recovery help needed

#1 Post by tadax »

quick intro to my issue starts with me deciding to change an artist name for some flac files using foobar2000 and of course it hitches about halfway and became unresponsive so then I end the foobar.exe process with task manager and afterwards folders that i had open on that drive become unresponsive as well so I had to kill explorer.exe and restart it and thats when the hard drive disappears from windows, so I restart my machine and it still doesn't show up(not even in bios settings) so after that i unplug and swap it to a different sata port and it comes up in bios again but of course win 7 wont start. once again i remove and unplug it from the mobo windows is now able to boot up and then i plug the harddrive in my sata to usb dock and i am greeted with the "crc error" did sum googlin drive inaccessible in windows so i boot up rip linux try a go at recovering using test disk and letting run through the night and it didnt find my partition using quick scan but this scan was run without changing the disk geometry .

Hard Drive info

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[Model #- WDC WD5000AKS
             Firmware # - 12.01C01
             CHS- 969021 16 63
Info above from wd diagnostics tool
 LBA- 976773168 printed on hard drive label

TestDisk shows the drive as >Disk /dev/sdd - 500 GB / 465 GiB - WDC WD5000AAKS-00TMA0
i selected intel> analyse>yes to vista question>quick scan for the overnight scanned that pulled up nothing
Test Disk Showed Geometry as CHS 60801 255 63
*test disk did give a read error every sector that was scanned

changed geometry head count to 16 and the cylinders updated to 96021 tried quick scan analyze for a few mins 
still couldnt find partition

so i decided to try photorec but when i direct it to problem hard drive its not showing the correct directory
*[b]From Photorec[/b]*
[code]Disk /dev/sdd - 500 GB / 465 GiB (RO) - WDC WD5000AAKS-00TMA0

     Partition                  Start        End    Size in sectors
>   P Unknown                  0   0  1 60801  80 63  976773168
*incorrect directory*

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PhotoRec 6.14-WIP, Data Recovery Utility, May 2012

Please select a destination to save the recovered files.
Do not choose to write the files to the same partition they were stored on.
Keys: Arrow keys to select another directory
      C when the destination is correct
      Q to quit
Directory /root
>drwxr-x---     0     0       460 24-Jul-2012 18:04 .
 drwxrwxrwt     0     0       240 24-Jul-2012 17:43 ..
 drwxr-xr-x     0     0         3  7-Oct-2011 00:45 Desktop
 drwxr-xr-x     0     0        40 24-Jul-2012 17:43 Documents
 drwxr-xr-x     0     0        40 24-Jul-2012 17:43 Downloads
 drwxr-xr-x     0     0        40 24-Jul-2012 17:43 Music
 drwxr-xr-x     0     0        40 24-Jul-2012 17:53 Network_Settings
 drwxr-xr-x     0     0        40 24-Jul-2012 17:43 Pictures
 drwxr-xr-x     0     0        40 24-Jul-2012 17:43 Public
 drwxr-xr-x     0     0        40 24-Jul-2012 17:43 Templates
 drwxr-xr-x     0     0        40 24-Jul-2012 17:43 Videos
 drwxr-xr-x     0     0        99 21-Mar-2011 02:37 clamav
 drwxr-xr-x     0     0         3 23-May-2012 19:55 pyNeighborhood
 lrwxrwxrwx     0     0         6  6-Aug-2011 01:26 Media
 -rw-r--r--     0     0     40960 24-Jul-2012 17:59 photorec.ses
 -rw-r--r--     0     0       804 23-Jan-2011 14:10 readme.txt
 -rw-r--r--     0     0   1144583 24-Jul-2012 18:50 testdisk.log
this drive is not the boot drive but is has all my data on it and i cant afford to send it recovery company for 900 dollars
plz help what do i do next