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

10 Jan 2017   #1
Toni73

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
hard disk MBR and NTFS on NAS turn into GPT and Raw

Hello,
My Hard disk turn into GPT and Raw after put in my NAS (Network-Attached Storage).


It started after I put my disk of 1T (MBR – NTFS, win7) with information on a NAS (Buffalo LinkStation 441D) that I bought and try to install it without success. Suddenly it became Basic GPT and Raw at same time. I imagine that the NAS work in linux and when I try to install the disk it start the process and became incomplete. Now I have a disk in Basic GPT with 5 Raw partitions with the possibility of copy just one single partition in Minitool Partition Wizard, but it gives an error when I try to copy it.

I would like to revert the situation but I don’t know how to start since I can’t even copy the partition to another disk.
Here some Print Screen images to understand better.

All my information from the last 10 years is there. Can someone help me or point me to a direction.


Best regards,




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10 Jan 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Ask Jumanji for help. He is the disk guru. https://www.sevenforums.com/members/jumanji.html
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11 Jan 2017   #3
Toni73

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Obrigado. Um abraço de Portugal.
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11 Jan 2017   #4
Toni73

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can't seem to send a message to Jumanji. I don't find the email link or send a message trough PM
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11 Jan 2017   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Bem-vindo meu amigo, achoque jumanji e ele vai estar lá. Jumanji estará de volta em uma hora adter Café.
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11 Jan 2017   #6
Toni73

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello again,
It seems to be that I install a NAS system inside the partition windows with documents, and went wrong during install.


I used another disk that I had to simulate the some trouble. I pass it in Minitool partition wizard - recover partition, and now I have the previous GPT partitions on the disk and also a Ext2 that was found and another of the same lost and a few lost partitions in NTFS mode with small amount. I suppose that belongs to previous formats of the disk. I'm not sure. I don´t have the print screen just now but I will include it in this post later.
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11 Jan 2017   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hmm... honestly I do not know Portuguese and much less about NAS. Notwithstanding, I have to learn quite a bit from you to first understand how it all happened.

1. You bought the Buffalo NAS with a 4TB HDD inside. Did it come formatted or did you format it? If you formatted it how did you format it? ( I see that you haven't put any data into it yet)

2. Can you format a HDD inside with the NAS without connecting it to your PC?

3. You inserted the 1 TB HDD into the NAS bay. Where and how was it connected before?

Now please do this.

1. Plug out the NAS from your Desktop and keep it aside.

2. Also remove all other devices from the USB ports. Nothing plugged into the USB ports except any USB Mouse and Keyboard.

3. Directly connect your 1TB HDD to the motherboard on your Desktop. Also let me know how many partitions you had in that 1TB HDD.

4.Disconnect all other secondary drives on your Desktop. You should have only the system drive and this 1TB HDD.

Post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management. Also post the screenshot of Partition Wizard - the very first screen that appears as soon as you launch Partition Wizard.
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11 Jan 2017   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I am not taking cognisance of your post #6 because I do not understand it.

Go through my post #7 and do accordingly.
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11 Jan 2017   #9
Toni73

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Jumanji, thanks for reply.

1. You bought the Buffalo NAS with a 4TB HDD inside. Did it come formatted or did you format it?
-This NAS doesn´t came with Hard Drives. So I put my owns inside. The truth is that I put all my Drives (3) inside and all information is gone. All the disks became GPT. I didn't know that the disks should've been empty. I follow the instructions in the quick setup guide at - Buffalo download page.


If you formatted it how did you format it? ( I see that you haven't put any data into it yet)

-The first picture is from the Windows Disk Management


The problem is in Disco 0. Disco 1 is the system, and the Disco 3 I rename it to NAS 1 4T, is a drive that I bought to make backup of disco 0.

2. Can you format a HDD inside with the NAS without connecting it to your PC?

-YES (instructions setup guide).

3. You inserted the 1 TB HDD into the NAS bay. Where and how was it connected before?

-It was connected in a windows 7 desktop PC.

Now please do this.

For now I'm not in the desktop PC, but what you ask is already in the pictures above.

1. Plug out the NAS from your Desktop and keep it aside.
-It's not the NAS it's Disco 3. I couldn't connect the NAS because it install in a incorrect way because was with documents inside.

2. Also remove all other devices from the USB ports. Nothing plugged into the USB ports except any USB Mouse and Keyboard.
-NOT IN PC right now.

3. Directly connect your 1TB HDD to the motherboard on your Desktop. Also let me know how many partitions you had in that 1TB HDD.
-Since I had 3 drives and two of them are exactly the same I can´t tell you if i had in this one that is plugged one single partition or two.

4.Disconnect all other secondary drives on your Desktop. You should have only the system drive and this 1TB HDD.
-NOT IN PC right now.

Post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management.
Windows Disk Management - picture above.

Also post the screenshot of Partition Wizard - the very first screen that appears as soon as you launch Partition Wizard.
-Yellow partition highlighted is Disco 0 in Windows Disk Management screenshot.




Also like I said I made a simulation with other disk and it became the some as disco 0 in this screenshot. With a bunch of different partitions. Partition I: in Minitool screenshot is the single one that became highlighted to copy, but without success as you can see in next screenshot.



For now on I will use the simulation disk as test to repair and keep the others aside.

Apreciate any help.
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11 Jan 2017   #10
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

From what I have read about this Buffalo NAS, it appears to me that you should only put two or four identical drives (Total capacity 16TB) with no data and set it up. While setting up it may format the drives and make it ready to populate all your data which you may want to serve/backup. If you put drives with data and try to set it up it may erase all data in it. And this is what seems to have happened in your case. This is from what I have read on Amazon user reviews. Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Buffalo LinkStation 441 0 TB 4-Bay NAS for Home/Home Office (LS441DE).

So what do you want to do now?

I can only check each drive (where it has been erased by the NAS) on your Desktop( System drive + One drive that has been erased by your NAS) and see whether any data is recoverable.

Please don't ask me to refer to your old screenshots. I always start from scratch to avoid all confusion. Provide fresh screenshots as per the procedure outlined in my post #7

Upload screenshots to SevenForum servers.
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