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Windows 7: 2 TB sata external HD usb broke off

04 Nov 2012   #21
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Yeah John, dunno Partition wizard, but certainly worth a try - might pick up information on a problem drive.

Lots of learning takes place on SF. I find new stuff all the time and many issues make me burrow deep into the recesses of my mind for old data. It's great to find utilities that replace command line processes. As John Cleese once stated "My bwain hurts!


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06 Nov 2012   #22
injmalk

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

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Yep you guys were right I was probably running the wrong program. This is what came up though when I ran testdisk


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06 Nov 2012   #23
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Humm don't know what Bill and stormy think as these are FAT files and I am not sure how to go about that if anything.

If you like you can try making a Ubuntu boot disk then boot to it DON'T install just run follow my pics you just need to burrow down a bit.

You will need a burning app - PowerISO - Create, Burn, Mount, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive, DAA File to make the bootable disk from -

Desktop | Ubuntu - skip the pay asks and download the Windows installer.

I use Power ISO to make the disk and you will find this disk comes in very handy in a crash.


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06 Nov 2012   #24
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Yeah, I don't know about the Testdisk output. It seems to think you have a 4gb drive, at least that's what I read in your screen shot.

So far
PartWiz - 128 mb hidden
Revuva - no part to search
TestDisk - part too small

I'll see what I can find on the TestDisk site re: documentation on the msg.

But don't wait on me, continue on the current path.

John: Is the plan to recover data using Ubantu?
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06 Nov 2012   #25
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes Bill have done a quite few times this way especially when the login pw has been lost or not known. Several fixes I have don for workmates have involved the kids forgetting the pw so this is like slipping in through the back door.

Most times you can recover data such as pics musics docs etc and on the odd occasion the stuff is linked to an odd file system so I have never bothered really as I found unraveling them ends up in a load of machine type language..

But for the main part it is good to be able to access what is sometimes a lost cause, unless you might know of a way using the registry I think I read somewhere that that is an option but you need to be in first eh?
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07 Nov 2012   #26
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Not aware of any registry mod to correct disk issues.

There are a few low level copy utilities that can copy the entire disk. I have to assume that the copy of the disk is usable, not just another problem disk =:>

See if SF, Download.com, or Softpedia have anything to recommend.

If you read the comments in the Testdisk tut, there are refs to other utilities UBCD and ?????

I don't have any recs myself.... it's been a very long time since I've used these types of utilities. The good news is that you should be able to find decent recovery software that doesn't cost anything. Just be careful of the demos and trials that only report what they find.

Bill
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07 Nov 2012   #27
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well Bill stoleaway still has that Ubuntu option if all else fails - there isn't anything to lose eh?
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10 Nov 2012   #28
injmalk

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

The Ubuntu method didnt work the OS didnt recognize the device. Any other ideas?
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10 Nov 2012   #29
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum unusual as the Ubuntu has never let me down.

I don't know if I mentioned SIW before it scours the machine for stuff and well nothing to lose injalk and Speccy - it isn't so thorough as SIW but hey any port in a storm. If you go to hardware and / or devices in SIW after it has fired up it opens up to a cast of thousands.

SIW - Download

Speccy - System Information - Free Download


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10 Nov 2012   #30
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

You opened the case of an ext USB HD and connected it to a sata port - correct?

How is the drive jumpered and how is it cabled?

(1) mfr Specs?? ST31000524AS
(2) mfr Specs?? WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0
(3) mfr Specs?? HP Photosmart 6510 USB Device

Is the issue with #2? Google says the first two drives are internal, and the third is a printer. Since you took the drive out of the USB case, that's probably correct, just want to double check.

Anyway, I'm confused - probably because I'm catching up. Please check that I have the specs for the correct drives and also unravel the mystery for me. Once I'm sure of things I'll be better help.

I took another look at the Testdisk image posted. jumanji made a most excellent suggestion on the thread I was working on with an ext HD issue.

"Disconnect all drives except your boot drive and fire up Testdisk. Then connect the problem drive" I suppose that includes disconnecting the printer in this case since it appears to have storage of it's own.

Please use the disk management image here to identify all drives in the lower pane (disk 0, disk 1, disk 2). If things have changed, please post a new image.




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Bill
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