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Windows 7: How to recover ntfs partition

08 Jan 2014   #41
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Good going. Good that you were able to correct the sector count with Linux.Good that you were able to recover some data also. But tell us whether the 1GB limitation kicked in. How many GBs of data were you able to recover?

You may rerun Partition Recovery Wizard again and make sure that the correct partition table is written after the sector count correction..

Regarding Bootice MBR writing, initially your hard disk will show as "Unknown MBR".( This actually is the factory condition.) After you write the Windows MBR, close bootice and rerun Bootice..Now it should show as Windows MBR. You can easily make out the difference by viewing sector 0 before and after that operation.

As long as Windows shows your drive as RAW, you may not be able to run Checkdisk - that is as far as I know.


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08 Jan 2014   #42
Gerrit

Windows 7 x64, Ubuntu 12.04.3 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You better do #38 first.
Sure, that post wasnt there when I clicked on "Reply"
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08 Jan 2014   #43
Gerrit

Windows 7 x64, Ubuntu 12.04.3 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Good going. Good that you were able to correct the sector count with Linux.Good that you were able to recover some data also. But tell us whether the 1GB limitation kicked in. How many GBs of data were you able to recover?

You may rerun Partition Recovery Wizard again and make sure that the correct partition table is written after the sector count correction..

Regarding Bootice MBR writing, initially your hard disk will show as "Unknown MBR".( This actually is the factory condition.) After you write the Windows MBR, close bootice and rerun Bootice..Now it should show as Windows MBR. You can easily make out the difference by viewing sector 0 before and after that operation.
Yes, after I had run Bootice it showed "Windows NT 5.x MBR" and 6.x respectively. But the drive was still inaccessible so I wrote the backup to the drive.
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08 Jan 2014   #44
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gerrit View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Good going. Good that you were able to correct the sector count with Linux.Good that you were able to recover some data also. But tell us whether the 1GB limitation kicked in. How many GBs of data were you able to recover?

You may rerun Partition Recovery Wizard again and make sure that the correct partition table is written after the sector count correction..

Regarding Bootice MBR writing, initially your hard disk will show as "Unknown MBR".( This actually is the factory condition.) After you write the Windows MBR, close bootice and rerun Bootice..Now it should show as Windows MBR. You can easily make out the difference by viewing sector 0 before and after that operation.
Yes, after I had run Bootice it showed "Windows NT 5.x MBR" and 6.x respectively. But the drive was still inaccessible so I wrote the backup to the drive.
It NOT a MBR problem. Partition table is fine.

NTFS Boot Sector (sector 0 of file system) was wrong (the sector count was too large). Luckily there's a backup NTFS Boot Sector near end of file system. ntfsfix did copy the backup to sector 0.

It seems $MFT has problems as well. Or maybe its mirror $MFTmirr. I hope chkdsk will run on this RAW drive called G. Even better I hope it can fix the problem.
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08 Jan 2014   #45
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Let us hope that checkdisk will run.
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08 Jan 2014   #46
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Let us hope that checkdisk will run.
I have more tricks than that ;-)
NTFS boot sector corrupt (but fixed), MFT corrupt ... how the hack can that happen! I think it's not a hardware problem. And if it is hardware problem many other sectors will also have problem.
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08 Jan 2014   #47
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

It is definitely not a hardware problem. And that is why I have been wondering why you have been and are insisting on a surface test. Anything that I have missed?
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08 Jan 2014   #48
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
It is definitely not a hardware problem. And that is why I have been wondering why you have been and are insisting on a surface test. Anything that I have missed?
I thought it could be a hardware problem and want to have proof. It thought that at the time we didn't know that there was a bad NTFS boot sector and a corrupt MFT.
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08 Jan 2014   #49
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Worth having a look at it with Partition guru now.

Data recovery, partition management and disk utilities - PartitionGuru Free
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08 Jan 2014   #50
Gerrit

Windows 7 x64, Ubuntu 12.04.3 64bit
 
 

Surface test did not find any errors.

Checkdisk found some errors including the damaged MFT and repaired it in the first run, second run did not found anything else.

AND drive is mounting You guys are great! Thanks a lot for your help!


I got one question left: I have another problem with another drive (I know, I'm stupid, but this is not my year yet). But that one contains linux partitions as well. Link to forum with my problem description. If you know a little bit about unix as well and could help me with that or can name me a person or forum that can, I would love you til the end of my life



Checkdisk output of first run:

Code:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is My Book.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
  50960 file records processed.
File verification completed.
  92 large file records processed.
  0 bad file records processed.
  0 EA records processed.
  0 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
42 percent complete. (29268 of 62422 index entries processed)
Deleted invalid filename README!!!!!!!!FIRST!"!!!!!!!! (29525) in directory 1408
3.
File 29525 has been orphaned since all its filenames were invalid
Windows will recover the file in the orphan recovery phase.
Correcting minor file name errors in file 29525.
68 percent complete. (53073 of 62422 index entries processed)
Deleting index entry README!!!!!!!!FIRST!"!!!!!!!! in index $I30 of file 14083.
  62422 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is scanning unindexed files for reconnect to their original directory.
  1 unindexed files scanned.
CHKDSK is recovering remaining unindexed files.
  1 unindexed files recovered.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
  50960 file SDs/SIDs processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
  5732 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
  1212072 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal verification completed.
Correcting errors in the Master File Table (MFT) mirror.
Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

 976762551 KB total disk space.
 381482208 KB in 30521 files.
     16356 KB in 5734 indexes.
         0 KB in bad sectors.
    148995 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
 595114992 KB available on disk.

      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
 244190637 total allocation units on disk.
 148778748 allocation units available on disk.
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