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Windows 7: EXT HDD issue after scan disk, now prompts to format??

08 Jan 2013   #31
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BBedding View Post
I tried to rebuild the MBR and the software went through the motions but it has not changed.

I tried to recover the old partition and I can now see the old partition but not in my computer.

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Not sure what to do now?
Try to go back to this state. And recover that partition. Post screenshot


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08 Jan 2013   #32
BBedding

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I ran seatools for dos and set the drive to max and it now show up 803gb unallocated in disk management.
EXT HDD issue after scan disk, now prompts to format??-capture-1.png

I currently have mini power data recovery scanning for the lost partition.

Hopefully it works.


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08 Jan 2013   #33
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BBedding View Post
I ran seatools for dos and set the drive to max and it now show up 803gb unallocated in disk management.
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I currently have mini power data recovery scanning for the lost partition.

Hopefully it works.
I hope seatools didn't actually write on the paritition. Was the 1 disk one large partition containing all space? So not lost but has become smaller and RAW?
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08 Jan 2013   #34
Kaktussoft

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I think it was original 1 lare partition on that disk as you posted before

Strange it's a 128GB disk holding a 931.5GB partition
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08 Jan 2013   #35
BBedding

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The 128GB Raw was there prior to me using seatools and the 803gb appeared after.
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08 Jan 2013   #36
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BBedding View Post
The 128GB Raw was there prior to me using seatools and the 803gb appeared after.
But was it originally (before you had problems) a 931GB physical disk with 1 large partition containing all disk space?
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08 Jan 2013   #37
BBedding

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Correct it was the elements portion 931.5GB.
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08 Jan 2013   #38
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BBedding View Post
Correct it was the elements portion 931.5GB.
Then searching for lost partition is useless!! The partition isn't lost but corrupt start and end point. It's turned to type RAW because windows/partition wizard and so on don't understand the file system. Partition is useless now. Steps to do:
Of course APPLY the changes. Do you really want it to be a primary partition? Do you really want it ACTIVE? Is it a boot or OS partition?
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08 Jan 2013   #39
BBedding

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Kaktussoft your a legend !! Thankyou so much.
EXT HDD issue after scan disk, now prompts to format??-capture-1.png
The drive is back.!

Should I look at saving all my data elsewhere and getting rid of this drive?


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08 Jan 2013   #40
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BBedding View Post
Kaktussoft your a legend !! Thankyou so much.
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The drive is back.!

Should I look at saving all my data elsewhere and getting rid of this drive?
Partition was back in a few seconds (after deleting it) when doing the partition recovery .... was it?

Run seatools and check your drive for errors. If no errors... I don't know why it happened. If seatools doesn't find errors ... drive should be fine
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