I hava a 1TB WD My Passport and it was working fine, but one day it gave me an error: "Data error (cyclic redundancy check)" and sometimes " Parameter is incorrect" on both Windows XP and Windows 8.1 PCs. I have read an article on the internet about using Parted Magic which is a Linux kernel: html5.litten.com/how-to-fix-external-disk-drive-suddenly-became-raw/
But on doing deep scan it takes alot of time and read error at almost each cylinder as following:
TestDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013 Christophe GRENIER <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cgsecurity.org Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121597 255 63 Analyse cylinder 63/121596: 00% Read error at 62/254/63 (lba=1012094) HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 121597 37 40 1953456128 Stop
What can I do? Shall I wait or that will be in vain? Is there any other way to recover data?
When I try to mount my portable hard drive it gives me this error: "udevil: error 64: unable to determine device fstype - specify with -t"
It is now finished and gives the following:
Christophe GRENIER <email@example.com> http://www.cgsecurity.org Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121597 255 63 Partition Start End Size in sectors 1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 121597 37 40 1953456128 >[ Quit ] [ Write ] Return to main menu
But I think it is supposed that it will view another partition.
Edited by Samuel Farid, 25 August 2014 - 02:34 PM.