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Windows 7: Corrupt but working NTFS partitions, Ubuntu doesn't show them at all

05 Feb 2013   #1
quailstorm

Windows 7 64-bit, Vista 64-bit, XP SP3, Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit
 
 
Corrupt but working NTFS partitions, Ubuntu doesn't show them at all

Hello guys!

I don't want to write down everything again, you can read my story here: Ubuntu forums
But it looks like that the problem is not Ubuntu related.
Image that show partition magic. In the background, drive e:\ ; h:\ ; i:\ are on the 500GB WD HDD. Yes I installed the software from there.
I ran CHKDSK on Win7, and XP. Nothing happened. They both run on the damaged HDD. I don't think trying vista will be an instant success.
What can I do now? I would like to keep my data, and use them on ubuntu.

If something is not clear, please post a comment, I am really scared about my data. They are important. I was really surprised when Partition wizard came up with this...


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05 Feb 2013   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi and welcome to the ForumAs you say in the Ubuntu forum Quote: " All 3 installed types of windows knows what's on the HDD"
if you can still access your data make a backup before trying anything else.
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05 Feb 2013   #3
quailstorm

Windows 7 64-bit, Vista 64-bit, XP SP3, Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit
 
 

Currently, I don't have space, but I can lend a HDD if I can't do anything else. Then I will repartition this HDD, and restore the data.
What do you think about testdisk utility?
Also EASEUS partition manager show the partitions, and I was able to edit the drive label for XP...
But if I'm right, partition magic is based on parted.
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05 Feb 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

You must assign a drive letter to access the data on any partition which doesn't have it. Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

I would put a different OS on each HD, installing with all other HD's unplugged. Then boot via the BIOS. If you must mix the OS's then use Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums

Run Partition Wizard Partition surface test followed by Partition Wizard Check File System on each HD to learn its condition. If questionable, use the HD maker's extended HD Diagnostic CD scan.
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05 Feb 2013   #5
quailstorm

Windows 7 64-bit, Vista 64-bit, XP SP3, Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit
 
 

Sorry, but this wasn't helpful. Windows recognizes everything, linux doesn't.
I can't plug in so many HDD's...
CHKDSK /b contains surface test, HDD sentinel shows 100/100. I bought this HDD personally, and had never problems with it.
The current issue is related with GRUB2, and windows repair disc. But I don't know why... With Ubuntu 12.04 it worked well...
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05 Feb 2013   #6
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by quailstorm View Post
Currently, I don't have space, but I can lend a HDD if I can't do anything else. Then I will repartition this HDD, and restore the data.
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First off I would re iterate all that Gregrocker says above. I have to say that for someone advanced enough to need and or use four different operating systems not to have a reliable back up system in place in quite remarkable. Beg, borrow or steal an external HD soonest and get cracking with backing up your data. Worry about partitioning and formatting your HD later. Act now while you can still access the data files!

Also in your first post you said Quote: "But it looks like that the problem is not Ubuntu related." But now you say the problem is with GRUB2. I'm confused
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05 Feb 2013   #7
quailstorm

Windows 7 64-bit, Vista 64-bit, XP SP3, Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit
 
 

I still don't believe in bad sectors, so I have the only chance to borrow a HDD from a friend, copy data, repartition, and copy back.
I ran surface test with CHKDSK... And in partition wizard, surface test is the only option. Because it's unable to locate those 3 partitions.
A question: Is this surface test corrects errors? I think it's just a test.
Physical damage has absolutely no chance.
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05 Feb 2013   #8
gregrocker

 

It's hard to understand your cryptic descriptions. If you have missing partitions then run Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.
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05 Feb 2013   #9
quailstorm

Windows 7 64-bit, Vista 64-bit, XP SP3, Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit
 
 

That was a really great idea, thanks! I hope it will help.

Cryptic? Look, I hate linux, but I need it. It's really odd for me, and uncomfortable. On my phone(Nokia N900 Maemo 5), I'm a master of using it, but on PC, I'm an asshole...
XP is needed for GSM service drivers boxes phone flashing, etc... Also for old games.
7 is for daily usage as well as ubuntu. Ubuntu is used to partitioning too.
Vista is only installed because I wanted to see how FPScreator X10 works. I had the space, I've never used vista before because of the user opinions, but it impressed me. It's fast and good. Ok, I started with SP2.

Currenly the partitions seem to be recovering. Win7 and BOOTMGR are also found.
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05 Feb 2013   #10
quailstorm

Windows 7 64-bit, Vista 64-bit, XP SP3, Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It's hard to understand your cryptic descriptions. If you have missing partitions then run Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.
Success!

Thank you for helping. I wouldn't have never try it out. Because I would like to do it with EASEUS, but it saw the partitions(and this method can be started just on unallocated space you know)...(my logic is painful sometimes) All systems are working, and all data are kept.
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