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Windows 7: 2 TB sata external HD usb broke off

10 Nov 2012   #31
Slartybart

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

The Testdisk image does not show your C:\ drive - unless your were past that step when you posted the screen
it does show dev/sdb and seems to know some information about it.

The Testdisk screen informs you to check your jumpers and see what BIOS knows about the drive.If you can provide how BIOS sees the drive that will help (I already asked for jumper info)

Bill
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10 Nov 2012   #32
injmalk

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

Well its connected through sata and there was no jumper before (hopefully that's why testdisk didnt work) but I put on a jumper on 7 and 8 (recommended setting which they say on the drive itself) which I think is slave. Do you guys think the jumper could be the issue? Running testdisk again now with the jumper on now. Thanks again everyone and Ill update you guys with the results.
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10 Nov 2012   #33
Slartybart

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

Could be the jumpers?

Pay close attention to Testdisk. Make sure the correct disk is selected and the size is reported as expected.

The drive is not affectted until you get to the WRITE - everything before is analyse and conjecture (is this what I expect? are the begins and end numbers correct, am I missing a partition....)

Testdisk can work though all of that if you understand what the screens are telling you - it always helps to know who the drive was partitioned. One part is easy - 5 parts with various primary and logical parts is more difficult.

If you post screen shots of each step you take, following the tutorial, I can provide some guidance.
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10 Nov 2012   #34
Slartybart

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

Please post another disk management shot and identify the drives
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10 Nov 2012   #35
Slartybart

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

oh yeah

DON'T WRITE in testdisk unless you are certain
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10 Nov 2012   #36
injmalk

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

2 TB sata external HD usb broke off-dsik-managment.png

its disk 1 the 2TB unallocated


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10 Nov 2012   #37
Slartybart

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

Thanks, just wanted to be certain.

Have you familiarized yourself with the tutorial I posted in post# 17?

Additional reading:Brush up and you shouldn't have any difficulties. some of the examples are probably more complex than your situation. If you have only one partition on that drive, fire up Testdisk and read while I look over the screen shots you post at each step in the tutorial.

When I see good information, I let you know that i think it's ok to proceed.

Bill
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10 Nov 2012   #38
injmalk

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

2 TB sata external HD usb broke off-teskdisk.png

this is what I have so far almost halfway through the scan (chose no log and intel for the one step)


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10 Nov 2012   #39
Slartybart

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

hmmm, fat12??? Invalid fat sector

ok, but what were the specs in step 1. Please post a screen for every step.

You can start Testdisk again - it was just reading. this time show me the screens - thanks.
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10 Nov 2012   #40
Slartybart

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

We're going to try Recover a FAT32 boot sector

Keep in mind that Testdisk can and will write to any disk you tell it to and whatever data you tell it to. With that caution out of the way, you can safely proceed as long as you DO NOT commit in writing. I'll probably say that a few times - it's important.

We needed that information anyway to know how to fix the drive, so no big deal. You might have to go through that sort of exercise during this procedure a number of times. Fix one thing, analyze, get data, fix the next.

I'll be back and forth reading the documentation because it's important to get it right.

TestDisk can fix corrupted FAT32 boot sectors. The quickest way is to restore the FAT32 boot sector from its backup. TestDisk checks the boot sector and the backup boot sector. If the boot sector and backup boot sector mismatch, you can:
  • restore the boot sector from the FAT32 backup boot sector if it's valid (Backup BS);
  • update the backup boot sector with the current FAT32 boot sector if it's valid (Org. BS).
Dump can used to display the sector content in both hexadecimal and ASCII.


If the boot sector has been overwritten, it's often the case for its backup also as they are very close to each other:
  • the primary boot sector is sector zero of the filesystem;
  • the backup FAT32 boot sector is usually located at sector 6.
Fortunately TestDisk can deal with this problem by creating a new boot sector from scratch.
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