Hi, I am trying to recover an external 250GB hard drive that I placed in external enclosure, originally from a laptop.
It suddently went RAW yesterday, and overnight after 18 hrs I could only copy 2GB of data, which is very slow. So I cancelled recovery and tried to fix the drive. I am running testdisk from Desktop, trying to recover USB drive. At first attempt everything was OK and I thought it fixed it but then It only recovered the hidden partition (which was a hidden recovery partition for laptop) but the storage partition is still missing in Windows.
After few tries, now I am getting this:
before this I tried to change the small partition to L and large one to P, before that I tried to make them both P, neither method made the RAW available to Desktop.
It says Structure is Bad when I cycle L/P/*. But when I check BOOT from Advance, it says it matches..
Like I said I am running this straight from Windows, is it really necessary to run parted live OS? Or can this whole thing be done from Win?
Thanks in advnace to all who helped others so far.
Should I just delete the 1st partition forcing to keep only 2nd larger partition where all my data is? Any guidance is appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 20 February 2013 - 06:42 PM.
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