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Windows 7: Partition Table Corrupted on External USB drive

1 Week Ago   #11

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Have you tried scanning with diskgenius?

First try Tools>check partition table.

If that doesn't find an error, try scanning the whole disk - scans every sector, so it takes a while.

You need to discard anything it finds that you are certain is not correct. Then to apply the changes ( i.e. the info you have saved ) You go to the disk menu at the top > save partition table

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1 Week Ago   #12

64 bit Win 7 Ultimate

DiskGenius seems to make progress.
So I can see the correct directory structure and can expand the various legs. But as soon as I click on a directory the program freezes (not responding).
It also freezes if I select the drive (J:) or indeed anything to do with the HDD except expand the directory structure.
Actually it has not frozen - according to task manager its reading data but slowly (100MB/s) so about 1.5 hour to read the disk. But then what will it do?!

so DiskGenius read the entire disk (well 500Gb - Why no progress bar?) and is now stuck. CPU changes between 12 and 13% and the memory usage changes so maybe it is doing something. But what and for how long?

Should I abandon this and go for partition repair (which will presumably scan the disc again) or what?

Update: And the cycle repeated 3 more times overnight. So I killed closed down Disk Genius.
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