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Windows 7: RAW Drive

08 Jan 2010   #11
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Which bootable app. are you using that includes Testdisk?
I'm just running testdisk in Windows atm, The results of which i'll post in a min. I'm worried if i reboot it'll all be lost forever with no hope of recovery.

EDIT: testdisk has finished scanning. It didn't even find the other partition. And when i selected list files (P), an error came about stating that the files could not be read because the file system is damaged.

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08 Jan 2010   #12
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

UPDATE (again): I just attempted booting into Ubuntu again. I got a GRUB 15 error and it refused to boot. I'm now convinced GRUB is the cause of this.
I've just fired up the EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard and it has correctly listed my HDD having 2 partitions, both NTFS. Though the Ubuntu drive as having an unknown FS???? Something has gone badly wrong here.
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08 Jan 2010   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

As you are in windows - give PW a go - run the partition Recovery only on the windows HD. Click Disk 1 and then partition Recovery in the left pane.

It might offer to recover the partition before it became RAW.
It's worth a go - a scan won't do any harm.

BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.

Try PW first - then, if necessary, see what Easeus will get back .

I don't think Easeus supports ext4 - which is why it says unknown. Nothing to worry about. That won't affect anything you want to do to the ntfs partitions.
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08 Jan 2010   #14
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This is frightening, I will follow this thread.

I would like to know how this happened. I am getting into Ubuntu and have not encountered anything like this.

Let us know how it happened rsvr85. I don't want it to happen to me.

SIW will take good care of you.
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08 Jan 2010   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I assume rsvr did a partitioning /formatting operation during the install - recent versions of GParted have been causing havoc with ntfs.

Older versions are fine. It's not clear to me how it could have happened as he presumably wasn't working on the ntfs partitions.
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08 Jan 2010   #16
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
This is frightening, I will follow this thread.

I would like to know how this happened. I am getting into Ubuntu and have not encountered anything like this.

Let us know how it happened rsvr85. I don't want it to happen to me.

SIW will take good care of you.
I'm very suprised by Ubuntu with Karmic. They've released a 'stable' OS with a beta BootLoader and just take a look through the release notes. Possible corruption of large files with ext4 filesystem, wth??
9.10 Release Notes | Ubuntu

It's not as if they haven't known EXT4 is a bad apple for a while;
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/rele...%20filesystems
Not very impressive at all really. Roll on Lucid.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I assume rsvr did a partitioning /formatting operation during the install - recent versions of GParted have been causing havoc with ntfs.

Older versions are fine. It's not clear to me how it could have happened as he presumably wasn't working on the ntfs partitions.
I didn't partition before the installation but i did format and that was with the built in Ubuntu tools not GParted. you're correct in saying i wasn't working on the NTFS drive, infact i disabled in the BIOS, so how it got touched is a mystery.
I'm still scratching my head over this one.

67% complete on PW btw

EDIT: PW didn't bring up anything. On to EASEUS.
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08 Jan 2010   #17
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

EASEUS looks a little better. A quick scan revealed nothing but upon a full scan, so far, it's at least found a NTFS Boot Record and it's constantly finding files. Must be promising!!

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It's 00:12 here now so i'm off to bed whilst it's scanning. I'll update you guys tomorrow.

Thanks for all the help so far, it really is appreciated


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09 Jan 2010   #18
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 


EASEUS did the trick!!! Every single file recovered in it's original state (ACL's and all).
Now for the laborious process of restoration!.....i think i have enough space

You've no idea how happy this has made me today, i was expecting it to fail. Just like the other 6 products i tried.

Thanks to Nate & Si, you were a big help

(Nate, I think this was probably a glitch in the Ubuntu installation. After reading through the release notes i'd advise using EXT3 or JFS FS, and unplugging anything you consider important before any more installations. It's unlikely to happen to you (and EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard has got your back if it does) but better to be safe than sorry, that's my lesson of the week!! )

Thanks again
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10 Mar 2010   #19
redstepchild

Windows 7
 
 

I'm hosed as well. windows 7 and external hard drive says RAW. My hard drive in FreeAgent Go 120.

I am using the Easeus recovery manager program. I found a 20% off coupon code CHEN-W79N-PWDS

I am following these instructions
Raw disk or partition recovery - recover data from raw disk(s) or partitions.

This is BS... There is something with Windows 7 because I am seeing TONS of forum posts all over about this issue.
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10 Mar 2010   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi redstepchild,


Did you try Partition Wizard partition recovery?

Free from:

http://www.partitionwizard.com/products.html

Boot cd iso at the bottom of the page. Or get the installer and install as well.

Boot the cd, click Disk1 ( or whichever disk it is ) at the top of the main screen.

Then select Partition Recovery in the Left pane.

A quick scan of the affected partition\drive should do it.

If it finds the original, tick ALL the partitions you want to keep, then APPLY.




If anyone else wants Easeus Data Recovery Wizard 5 - it's FREE here:

Free_Easeus_Data_Recovery_Wizard

Keep us posted how you get on - good luck.
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