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Windows 7: hard disk MBR and NTFS on NAS turn into GPT and Raw

14 Jan 2017   #31
Toni73

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello Jumanji,

I pass the software GetDataBack for NTFS as you can see and I suppose that is missing the MFT to mount the partition again.

The search didn't find any data.

Results GetDataBack for NTFS
hard disk MBR and NTFS on NAS turn into GPT and Raw-results-getdataback-ntfs-all-partition-2-1t.png


More Results:

Results GetdataBack for NTFS All Partition Boot Record 1 1T
hard disk MBR and NTFS on NAS turn into GPT and Raw-results-getdataback-ntfs-all-partition-boot-record-1-1t.png

Results GetdataBack for NTFS All Partition Root Directory 1 1T
hard disk MBR and NTFS on NAS turn into GPT and Raw-results-getdataback-ntfs-all-partition-root-directory-1-1t.png

Results GetdataBack for NTFS All Partition Table 1 1T
hard disk MBR and NTFS on NAS turn into GPT and Raw-results-getdataback-ntfs-all-partition-table-1-1t.png


What do you say?

I'm still in a good way to recover the entire Partition?

I'm anxious, with low expectations, to recover the entire partition. Anxious to make myself the test, but I will put it at ease (PAUSE), awaiting for instructions.

Thanks,




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15 Jan 2017   #32
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Please download, install and run GetDataback Simple Data Recovery Software Products - Runtime Software Products

hard disk MBR and NTFS on NAS turn into GPT and Raw-15-01-2017-12-44-10.jpg

It will scan for drives and will show the disks found.

Click on the disk from which you want to recover data.

After a scan, a screen will appear showing all partitions found.

Click on the partition from which you want to recover the data.

A screen will appear showing all the folders/files found.

By default a Level 1 Search is made. You can click on the Level button and choose Level 2, 3 or 4.

If Level 1 is unsuccessful, do a Level 2. If Level 2 is unsuccessful do a Level 3. If Level 3 is unsuccessful do a Level 4.

This is the normal process.

If at anytime you get an error message and it does not proceed further, take a screenshot and post it.

If Getdataback Simple does not find any data or gives out any error message, that is the end of the story as far as I am concerned by experience.

You may then try PhotoRec and check whether it can rebuild the files abinitio without reference to the File System.

Guide to using PhotoRec recovery software.

If your data has been cleanwiped by writing zeroes or 1s to the drive, even PhotoRec will not be able to rebuild. ( It can rebuild data even after formatting but not a 0/1 wipe and then a format.)

If your Buffalo NAS had made a zero wipe before formatting it as a GPT drive, there is absolutely no chance.


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15 Jan 2017   #33
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Toni, I might have missed the answer, however, did you make any backups of your data folders and files before you got involved in the NAS project?
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15 Jan 2017   #34
Toni73

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No I did not. I took the Drives from the PC desktop since motherboard was giving problems and put directed in the NAS. The NAS did the work of transferring the firmware inside the Drives, but I might have made the process more than once.

Thanks,
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15 Jan 2017   #35
Toni73

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Jumanji it didn't give any error whatsoever.

It did show two EXT partitions and one NTFS.

I still believe that my data is there.
Otherwise if formatting in NAS was cleaning the drive to 0 or/and 1 it didn't show the NTFS Particion or even another EXT.

What do you think?

Now I'm going to pass he PhotoRec.
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15 Jan 2017   #36
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Why don't you post a screenshot of Partitions shown?
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15 Jan 2017   #37
Toni73

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Results GetDataBack Simple Level 4 2 1TB
hard disk MBR and NTFS on NAS turn into GPT and Raw-results-getdataback-simple-level-4-2-1tb.png

Results GetDataBack Simple INFO 2 1TB
hard disk MBR and NTFS on NAS turn into GPT and Raw-results-getdataback-simple-info-2-1tb.png

Look that the NTFS partition is with 932Gb at 99%.

What does this mean?


I was wondering if using Testdisk to recreate the boot to correct the MFT would result.

Do you saw that exists Testdisk 7.1?


After using the PhotoRec it didn't show nothing regarding my files when pass in the H partition.

hard disk MBR and NTFS on NAS turn into GPT and Raw-result-photorec-h-partition.png

I'm going to pass the Photorec in the whole disk.


What about others software like "If both MFT and MFTMirr are damaged and thus cannot be repaired using TestDisk, you might want to try commercial software like Zero Assumption Recovery, GetDataBack for NTFS or Restorer 2000"

Thanks,


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17 Jan 2017   #38
Toni73

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello Jumangi,

I'd like to know if I try to correct the boot using Testdisk to recover the boot Backup on the end of the disk, it will write or not to the disk on the top of the possible data that I might have.

What about if I try to recover the MFT backup from the disk?

Thanks,
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17 Jan 2017   #39
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

On a GPT drive the last 32 sectors in the HDD carry the backup of the GPT Header and GPT Partition Table/s. What is in Sector 2048 is the volume boot record of the first partition. Its backup lies within that partition but very difficult to manually find it.

Now to answer your question, yes TestDisk can find that and tell you whether the volume boot record on the first sector of that partition and its backup embedded in that partition is ok. But for that it has to find the partitions first. For that the MBR partition table should be present in sector 0 and your drive should have turned RAW because of a corrupted volume boot record and/or MFT.

In any case you can try. Follow the procedure outlined in post #6 here WD Elements being read as RAW // Contents readable through app

If you get to the fifth screen where [Boot] is highlighted press enter. You can see the status of the bootsector and backup boot sector. If the Main bootsector is bad but backup bootsector is OK, you can write the backup to the main bootsector. If both bootsectors are bad, you can rebuild the Boot Sector. You can also find the status of the MFT and try repair. But in almost all the cases where we had tried MFT Repair, TestDisk failed. That is when we advise GetDataback and GetDataback was invariably successful in showing the files. (Hmmmm... Christopher Grenier , the author of TestDisk seems to know that TestDisk will fail to repair MFT in most cases and that is why he goes on to suggest commercial software like Zero Assumption Recovery, Getdataback and Restorer)
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18 Jan 2017   #40
Toni73

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello Jumanji, resume for the tree drives:

1 1T - When I pass the software Partition wizard I did saw the NTFS partition, but afterwards it did a physical error and I'm going to send this drive to Professional recover. The data is still in there but with the physical error I believe that I can't recover any data using any software, unless you tell me otherwise, and point me to another direction.

2 1T - This second drive did find the NTFS partitions but it appears empty. I've remember that is possible that this drive is really empty, because before the crash of the windows system I suppose that I divided my data between drive 1 and 3. I'm going to hold this one and later I might send it to recover, if I didn't find the data that I need in the first drive that goes to Professional Recover.

3 2T - Regarding the third Drive since I saw all the files included in that disk I would like for you to help me to use maybe testdisk to recover the directories in order or even the drive it self.

Screenshots 3 2T:

Partition Wizard
hard disk MBR and NTFS on NAS turn into GPT and Raw-minitool-partition-wizard-3-2t.png

Partition Recovery
hard disk MBR and NTFS on NAS turn into GPT and Raw-partition-recovery-3-2t.png

Results GetDataBack Simple Level 1
hard disk MBR and NTFS on NAS turn into GPT and Raw-results-getdataback-simple-level-1-3-2tb.png

It's a shame that this disk almost has multimedia files.

Thanks,


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