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Windows 7: Hard drive installed, shows in Drive Mngmnt, in Bios, but not in Comp.

04 Jul 2014   #61
Slartybart

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
Bill, i don't think WD can he of any help here.
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2. Plugging a MBR disk to a MAC machine won't cause it to be automatically partitioned as a GPT disk.
With respect,

We don't know if WD can or cannot help.
We don't know what software was on the Mac.
Our investigation to date has found that for a small percentage of customers that have the WD Drive Manager, WD Raid Manager and/or WD SmartWare software applications installed on their Mac, there can be cases of a repartition and reformat of their Direct Attached Storage (DAS) devices without customer acknowledgement which can result in data loss.
Why rule out a resource with intimate knowledge of the device and issue?


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04 Jul 2014   #62
Slartybart

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

I'd like to see if there is any data that can be recovered.

So far, it has been established that Paragon identified the partitions as HFS, but we haven't seen any data (I might have missed that)

A deep scan with test disk, might determine if there is data to be recovered. I don't see any reason (yet) to assume the data is lost.

Since Paragon can at least identify the partition.

Continue with Anshad's suggestion for the Paragon HFS+ driver.

There is also the Paragon NTFS->HFS / HFS->NTFS data loss converter
Paragon NTFS ? HFS converter | How to Convert NTFS to HFS and vice versa! | Converter software for Windows 7 / 8 / xp !

I don not know this utility, so more investigation is required before using it.
It might be a hail mary, last ditch effort. You're not at that point yet.

Continue with the steps already suggested, then any new suggestions, then if all else fails, the conversion might be successful.

First - is there data that can be read.



Bill
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04 Jul 2014   #63
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
I'd like to see if there is any data that can be recovered..............A deep scan with test disk, might determine if there is data to be recovered. I don't see any reason (yet) to assume the data is lost.

Since Paragon can at least identify the partition.

Continue with Anshad's suggestion for the Paragon HFS+ driver.

There is also the Paragon NTFS->HFS / HFS->NTFS data loss converter
Paragon NTFS ? HFS converter | How to Convert NTFS to HFS and vice versa! | Converter software for Windows 7 / 8 / xp !

I don not know this utility, so more investigation is required before using it.
It might be a hail mary, last ditch effort. You're not at that point yet.

Continue with the steps already suggested, then any new suggestions, then if all else fails, the conversion might be successful.

First - is there data that can be read.



Bill
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I agree with Slartybart a partition recovery effort should now be made once the OP completes the pending trial with Paragon HFS for Windows .

Indeed Slarty brought this issue why not TestDisk in a PM and that indeed kicked a fresh thinking.

The data now lays submerged in an unwanted format whether deliberately done or took place accidentally.

Provided that data has not been overwritten in the new format, there is a good chance for recovery.

Now TestDisk can identify both HFS and NTFS. PW can identify only NTFS and not HFS (thanks to Anshad Edavana for confirming this by experimentation)

So instead of TestDisk , why not try the Quick/Deep scan in Partition Recovery Wizard of PW?

By virtue of its being blind to HFS, PW is going to find only the NTFS partitions, and if it succeeds we may be able to rewrite the NTFS partition table and with the additional "Rebuild MBR", the drive can be restored to its original NTFS state.

Is there any hole in this strategy?
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04 Jul 2014   #64
gregrocker

 

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05 Jul 2014   #65
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
Why rule out a resource with intimate knowledge of the device and issue?
Yes, that is still a possibility -my mistake. As you all suggested, scanning for lost NTFS using PW will worth a try.
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05 Jul 2014   #66
Slartybart

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
..... Now TestDisk can identify both HFS and NTFS. PW can identify only NTFS and not HFS (thanks to Anshad Edavana for confirming this by experimentation)
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Is there any hole in this strategy?
The only thing I can add is that PW sees the 2nd part as type other.

It sounds like a good place to start, see what PW turns up and use Testdisk as a fallback.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
Yes, that is still a possibility -my mistake. As you all suggested, scanning for lost NTFS using PW will worth a try.
No worries, my thoughts on this is if WD has a tool or methodology - use it. They might not publicize the tool because the situation is, well, embarrassing for them.

If WD tells DH there's no hope.... we don't give up that easily .

Bill
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