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can't read my Seagate GoFlex


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#1 Jerome26

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 02:52 AM

Hello,

 

first of all, sorry for my poor english.

 

So, i've got an external hard disk Seagate GoFlex 500 Gb known as RAW partition by windows.

 

With testdisk, I did Create and analyse and I see this :

 

Disk /dev/sdb - 500 Gb / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63

current partition structure

partition   start    end   size in sector

invalid ntfs or exfat boot

1 * hpfs - ntfs 0 1 1 60801 0 63 976768065

1 * hpfs - ntfs 0 1 1 60801 0 63 976768065

 

 

any idea what I can do repair thisk ?

 

Best regards

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 08:31 AM

Hello, and Welcome

 

After doing the Quick Search highlight each of the partitions shown. Press the uppercase "P" key. Do you see a list of your files?



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Posted 30 September 2014 - 01:28 AM

Hello,

 

I don't see a list of files. Instead of I have this message : "can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged".

 

:-(

 

Thank you



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Posted 30 September 2014 - 07:40 AM

Follow this guide.

 

Before doing anything else follow the guide and see if the drive passes or fails a diagnostic test. You can use Gsmartcontrol as shown in the guide or Seatools for Windwows

 

SeaTools for Windows User Guide

 

If the drive passes then use TestDisk to do a Deeper Search after Quick Search. Does it list any partitions and can you list files using the "P" key?

 

If the file system is damaged beyond repair you can possibly get some files by using recovery software like Easues Data Recovery. It will let you recover 1GB free to see if you can recover any files. To recover everything you would need to pay for a key.

 

Repairing the boot sector if there is a backup may work but I would try to recover any very important data first before trying to write a new boot sector especially because you could not list any files doing quick search.



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Posted 30 September 2014 - 07:45 AM

OK i will post the results, thanks a lot :

 

First result of gsmartcontrol :

 

- ID 05 = Raw Value = 0

- ID 191 = G-Sensor Error rate = 0

- ID 197 = Current Pending Sector Count = 0

 

Short self test is completed without error.

 

So the hard disk is no physical damaged.


Edited by Jerome26, 30 September 2014 - 08:01 AM.


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 08:05 AM

That is good. What about the Seatools for WIndows test? That may give a more accurate result. If that also passes, then do the deeper search with Testdisk and see if you can list the files after highlighting each of the partitions discovered.

 

Edit: If you can list the files after a deep search, do not write anything, just post back. You can copy the files shown by using the ":" key to select your files or folders and the upper case "C" to copy the files. The default location or recovery will be the folder you started Testdisk from.


Edited by JohnC_21, 30 September 2014 - 08:29 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2014 - 03:01 AM

Hello,

 

the external usb disk passed the seatools for windows with success and the deeper search of testdisk is running now.

 

Best regards.

 

OK, thus the deeper search can't list the filesystem with the "P" key. Same error than Quick Search : "Can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems to be damaged".

 

What are the other options ?

 

Thanks


Edited by Jerome26, 01 October 2014 - 06:20 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:22 AM

You may have to scan the full drive with software to recover your files. How many partitons were listed after doing the deep search. Sorry, I should have asked you this before. If you could provide a screen shot or better when you start Testdisk again select Create Log and then post the log in your next post. Did the Deeper Search take a long time?

 

Edit: Do not bother doing another Deeper Search. You can quit if you have already started. Just look at the Advanced Section

 

When you get to the screen with the advanced options. Select that and then Boot. Does it say if the Boot Sector is okay or bad?

 

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Edited by JohnC_21, 01 October 2014 - 07:33 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:35 AM

1 partition is listed after doing the deepsearch ( and it is normal ). And, yes, the Deeper search take a long time ( about 5 hours ).

 

 

Result of "boot" option is :

 

boot sector:

status : bad

 

backup boot sector :

ntfs_boot_sector: can't read backup boot sector

status : bad

 

sectors are not identical

 

a valid ntfs  boot sector must be present in order to access  any data; even if the partition  is not bootable

 

The log :

 


Wed Oct  1 14:26:24 2014
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows 7 (7600)
Compiler: GCC 4.7, Cygwin 1007.17
Compilation date: 2013-07-30T14:08:52
ext2fs lib: 1.42.2, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20120504
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=250059350016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=500107861504
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=250059350016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=500107861504
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=249952206848
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\D:) GetFileSize err Fonction incorrecte.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\D:) SetFilePointer err Fonction incorrecte.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\D:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\E:)=500113442304
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 250 GB / 232 GiB - CHS 30401 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD25 00BEKT-60A25, S/N:W -DXW1E8AC09662, FW:03.0
Disk /dev/sdb - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512 - Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex, S/N:NA0E2KWT, FW:0148

Partition table type (auto): Intel
Disk /dev/sdb - 500 GB / 465 GiB - Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex
Partition table type: Intel

Interface Advanced
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
 1 * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1 60801 254 63  976784067

ntfs_boot_sector
 1 * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1 60801 254 63  976784067
file_pread(5,1,buffer,976784129(60801/254/63)) lseek err Invalid argument
filesystem size           72340172838076674 1
sectors_per_cluster       1 0
mft_lcn                   16843009 0
mftmirr_lcn               16843009 0
clusters_per_mft_record   1 0
clusters_per_index_record 1 0
Boot sector
Status: Bad

Backup boot sector
ntfs_boot_sector: Can't read backup boot sector.
Status: Bad

Sectors are not identical.

A valid NTFS Boot sector must be present in order to access
any data; even if the partition is not bootable.
 


Edited by Jerome26, 01 October 2014 - 07:43 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:47 AM

Going to the advanced section in my edited post, what is the status of the bootsector?



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:52 AM

stauts of bootsector is bad (cf my edited post for the log)

 

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:56 AM

Does it have the Rebuild option shown. If it does select Rebuild BS but do not select write. Select List. What does it list?



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 08:23 AM

reboot sector is running, i think there is for a long time.

 

search mft .../976784067



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 08:31 AM

It will take awhile as it is using the MFT to rebuild the BS. But, do not select write after it is finished. See this on how Testdisk rebuilds the BS. If List does not work then you will need to use other software. I can give some options after you post the results. Because your hard drive showed as okay you should have a good chance of recovering most if not all of your files.

 

 
Rebuilding An NTFS Boot Sector On An NTFS Partition

If both NTFS boot sectors are corrupted and you need to rebuild the NTFS boot sector, TestDisk searches the MFT (Master File Table: $MFT) and its backup ($MFTMirr). It reads the MFT record size, it computes the cluster size, and it reads the size of the Index Allocation Entry in the root directory index. Using all these values, TestDisk can provide a new boot sector. Finally it lets the user list the files before writing.

 






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