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Recovering lost partition tables should be easy


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#1 MtnGoatXJ

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 12:40 AM

What am I missing? I have a copy of DiskInternals and Easeus partition recovery tools.that cannot find the missing partition table/data. I have recovered most of the data from this drive with unknown success. So there is data there. Can the partition(s) be recreated? I like to think that this is possible.

 

I can say that customer support from DiskInternals has not been helpful. Their products I've been told are forensic to copy recovered data to another location. Not to restore partitions or data on the original drive.

 

So can somebody recommend a product that will locate lost partitions and restore to the original drive?

 

Not looking for a freebee. Just a product that works with the original drive.

 

Drive info: 1TB Seagate, Windows 7 Home. OEM partitioning HP Pavillion 500 series

 

 



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Posted 01 October 2016 - 11:43 AM

Look at Testdisk. It has a bit of a learning curve. Download the 32bit version even for 64bit OSs. The drive you are trying to recover the partitions from should be attached to another computer when doing the scan. It is possible to run testdisk from a bootable linux disk but I recommend you do the scanning in Windows with the drive attached to another computer.

 

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step 

 

The first thing I would do is select Advanced at the Menu Window then Boot. See if your Boot Sector is okay.



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Posted 01 October 2016 - 12:39 PM

Yes. I have the "damaged" drive tethered to my bench PC used specifically for repairing drives.

I'll give Testdisk a try and get back to report soon.



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Posted 01 October 2016 - 12:47 PM

When you look in Disk Management with the drive attached how is it detected? Does it list the drive as RAW or not initialized? 

 

Edit: I'm surprised Disk Internals Partition Recovery could not repair the disk. That program, from my understanding, is very good at recovering lost partitions.


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:16 AM

Not initialized. Yes the big disapointment was that DI does not repair but recovers to a different drive



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Posted 02 October 2016 - 08:04 AM

Not initialized is not good. I'm surprised you were able to recover any data. What software was used.


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:44 PM

Its DiskInternals Partition Recovery. Might be some incredible software but the process is not very well documented.

At least for novices that need some guidance.






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