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Windows 7: Win 7, WD blue 500 GB HD, can no longer boot

26 Jan 2017   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

If you create a simple Volume ALL data on it will be deleted. DON'T DO IT.

If You haven't asked Jumanji for help, I'll do it.


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26 Jan 2017   #12
murmur104

Win 7 Professional
 
 

I am not surprised that my thoughts would not solve anything; would have been too easy.


I have in parallel to the Seagate HD installed the WD 500 GB HD that hat failed first (I have labelled it Disk 2). The disk 2 is not an unallocated HD (see attached file); however, the drive “I:” is not accessible and the system proposed formatting it, which I have not done.


Drive “H:” shows in Explorer that it contains all program files; I do assume that drive “I:” would have been the drive containing my Data as with drives C: and D: respectively. As I store the Outlook files in drive D (and I), I would need accessing D (and I).


I will now contact Jumanji. If my problem ever gets solved, I will let you know.


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27 Jan 2017   #13
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Last one first. In the last screenshot Disk1 Drive I: shows RAW. It is connected internally. Keep it so.

Now go to post #6 in this thread WD Elements being read as RAW // Contents readable through app and use the TestDisk procedure outlined there.

In the second screenshot do not select your 1TB system disk. Select your 500GB disk. ( That should be the second one in the list)

Proceed upto the fifth screen. Post a screenshot of the fifth screen. ( It may show many partitions)

After taking the screenshot Close TestDisk by clicking on the X (top right) in the Menu bar. You can run it again if need be after I examine the screenshot.

( Do not try to play with TestDisk on your own. You may be tempted to but desist. Do only as instructed and instructed thus far.)

Note: If you are in Germany, please set the time zone correctly so that I need not calculate
It must be around 0645 now)
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27 Jan 2017   #14
murmur104

Win 7 Professional
 
 

First of all, I would like to thank for your support. Also, I am German, however, my country of residence is Thailand. This moves our working schedules a lot closer.


I have executed the TestDisk procedure. Screen 5 looks different from that in the reference post. I have continued the test as shown in the attached image.


The result looks not so promising and it is documented in the attached image.


The Disk Management still shows Drive I: as RAW.


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Win 7, WD blue 500 GB HD, can no longer boot-td-partition.png Win 7, WD blue 500 GB HD, can no longer boot-td-partition-result.png 
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27 Jan 2017   #15
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I only wanted you to go upto screen 5. You went upto screen 6 . Not to worry.

Now Repeat again upto screen 5.( I already told you that it may show many partitions) Highlight the third partition shown (by using up/down arrow key of course)

[Boot] is highlighted. We don't want it. Move the highlight to [List] using the left/Right arrow key and then press enter.

See whether it lists your files. Post a screenshot and then quit TestDisk as before.

{ I haven't dealt with a RAID 0 drive so far. So I am not sure whether the Head Cylinder mismatch is of any consequence. Let us see. }
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27 Jan 2017   #16
murmur104

Win 7 Professional
 
 

I forgot to mention that on startup last time, Windows did a check on the file system (images attached).
I have re-run TestDisk as you have described. The results are documented with the attached files.
The directory is correct and so are the folders containing my files.
This means that the 3rd Partition represents my files = Drive D in the previous installation.
These files I do have always backed up on an external HD. The only file I would be interested is the Outlook.pst file.
I have also looked at the 2nd Partition and this confirms that this partition represents my Drive C in the previous installation.
I am interested in running windows from my old WD 500 GB HDs. This is because my E-Mail provider does not support my problem that is installing my E-Mail account on a new PC. Currently, I do not know what the problem is: the password or settings concerning the ports. The password should not be the problem, as I had documented the password change in 2014, when the server of the E-Mail provider was attacked by “Heartbleed”.
I do assume that once I got Win 7 running from the WD 500GB HD, I can figure out what the actual problem is. For retrieving the password as stored, I can use the program “mailpv.exe”. I have tested it on other PCs and it really works quickly and correctly. And from the account settings I can retrieve all correct settings.


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Win 7, WD blue 500 GB HD, can no longer boot-checking-file-system-01.jpg   Win 7, WD blue 500 GB HD, can no longer boot-checking-file-system-02.jpg  
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Win 7, WD blue 500 GB HD, can no longer boot-td-partition-list.png Win 7, WD blue 500 GB HD, can no longer boot-td-partition-directory-folders.png Win 7, WD blue 500 GB HD, can no longer boot-td-partition-directory-folders-02.png 
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27 Jan 2017   #17
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I think you are putting the screenshots in the reverse order . Always put the screenshots in the order taken for clarity. Anyone else seeing that will get confused. Even I had to reorient myself..

Now tell me whether you are interested in recovering the data in the current disk on which we have run TestDisk. Atleast copy the important files to another external drive/flash drive (which should be connected before you start TestDisk for it to recognise that drive). Check the files' integrity and let me know if it is OK. Then we shall proceed with steps to restore this drive - which may or may not succeed. That is the name of the game - data recovery..

Is this the drive from which you want to run Windows? ( Your other 500 GB drive which shows fully unallocated is a difficult proposition. Let us get done with this first before we look into that. Don't change horses in midstream.)

You said there was a check disk run once. After check disk completed, did you reboot and check whether your RAW partition is still RAW?
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27 Jan 2017   #18
murmur104

Win 7 Professional
 
 

Except for the outlook.pst, I have copies of all other files. Therefore, let’s do this job next.
During the last TestDisk session, I have looked at a number of files and they seemed to be ok and worth trying to copy.

The last TestDisk session I have done on the drive from which I would like to run Windows.

Every time I start the PC in the configuration Seagate HD and WD 500 GB HD, the check disk is running. Thereafter, the I-drive is still RAW.
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27 Jan 2017   #19
murmur104

Win 7 Professional
 
 

I have started with the next job.


First I have recovered the “Outlook 1.pst” file and the “Outlook 1.log”. This job was uneventful; therefore I did not upload images for this process.


Then I have tried to recover from Drive H the “Documents and Settings” folder with all files in it. This did not work. Copying the folder was always marked in green with “Done! ok. 0 failed”. However, after selecting the destination I could not see the folder “Documents and Settings” in Drive D, which is the Seagate HD, or in Drive J, which is the Kingston Flash Drive. The uploaded images do not show the copying green marks “Done! Ok. 0 failed”, only the selection processes.


On Saturday, I will try copying the “Documents and Settings” folder again. Do I actually gain anything from viewing that folder? Are any relevant data stored there?


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Win 7, WD blue 500 GB HD, can no longer boot-td-2-hpfs-ntfs-01.png Win 7, WD blue 500 GB HD, can no longer boot-td-2-hpfs-ntfs-02-directory.png Win 7, WD blue 500 GB HD, can no longer boot-td-2-hpfs-ntfs-03-directory-documents-settings.png Win 7, WD blue 500 GB HD, can no longer boot-td-2-hpfs-ntfs-04-directory-documents-settings.png Win 7, WD blue 500 GB HD, can no longer boot-td-2-hpfs-ntfs-05-directory-documents-settings.png Win 7, WD blue 500 GB HD, can no longer boot-td-2-hpfs-ntfs-06-directory-documents-settings.png Win 7, WD blue 500 GB HD, can no longer boot-td-2-hpfs-ntfs-07-directory-documents-settings.png 
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27 Jan 2017   #20
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

For copying the files follow the procedure outlined in my post #28 in this thread My external hard drive suddenly became unllocated:

Please take your time, read it and redo your copying. Go slow. As I said do not do things on your own. If you run fast, I cannot catch up and you may also err.. After each post please wait for my response before proceeding further.

Now tell me your drive H seems to be absolutely OK. It is not RAW. Are you not able to access it in Windows Explorer? Have you tried booting into Windows from that drive?

I shall wait for your response tomorrow. Off now.
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