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Raw hard disk how to fix it?

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#1 febox


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:24 PM



My HD got disconnected in Windows without safely removing it - became a raw disk.

This disk have 3 partitions: 100gb - 100gb - 1800gb.


First I've installed a second HD in the same machine to have some space to recover the files (or maybe clone the raw HD).


II'm using PartedMagic and it's was not possible to clone the disk using CloneZilla:

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I was not able to mount the problematic hard drive either (the raw drive doesnt show):



In FileManager i can see three partitions (sda1, sda2, sda3):


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If I click on any one of it:


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Then I tried the Quick/Deeper search to see if I can recover my files rewriting a new partition table. But after the search - when I press "P" to navigate into the (3rd and selected) partition - this is what I got:


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So I was afraid of doing something like rewriting the partition table and screw everything up even more.


This is what DiskHealth is showing for the drive:

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fdisk -l:

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(/dev/sda03 is the only partition that I care about)


Well, PhotoRec was able to recover 1 terabyte of data in 27546 files, but the result was a mess - guess it's ok as a last resource.


Anybody have a idea on how I can fix this and recover my files with the folder/name structure?


Thank you very much!


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#2 Cas34


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 04:00 PM

Not sure if it will work for you but when I rescued my mum's hard drive I used an Ubuntu live CD to boot up. Once in Ubuntu I was able to see my mum's hard drive and recover the data from it. 

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 04:50 PM


#4 febox

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:25 AM

Cas34, already tried Ubuntu, no success.


Roodo, already tried EASEUS Partition Recovery, will try Data Recovery now.

#5 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:43 AM



You can use the file system check and repair feature of "Gparted" which is included with "Parted magic". I had been very successful with it when similar situations happened in the past.



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