My WD 4tb crashed on me months ago and wasnt recognized by device manger anymore. Tried replacing the USB PCB with identical one off ebay with same encryption and still wasnt recognized.
I was recommended to try out Test Disk, and to be honest have limited experience with HD structure, partitions etc.
Test Disk will not find the HD using the PCB so i connected directly up to PC with sata cable and it was found.
After opening the application and clicking intel, and then analyse..it displayed the first partition twice which shows to be a corrupt partition or invalid table entry.
I then ran a quick search and it displayed a primary bootable partition in green with [MyBook] at the end of the name.
using the "p" entry, i was able to see the folders and files im trying to get back (crosses fingers)
I'm running a deep search right now which is at 16% (4TB) for the suspected missing partition (correct) ?
Once this search is complete and new partition(s) are found, i use the "p" command to verify which one to leave as deleted (damaged) and the other will hopefully list my files (correct)?
- I change the working one from D to L
then hit write?
After this i follow the instructions for boot sector recovery here http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step
and my disk should be fixed?
Thanks for any help.
Edited by hamluis, 05 May 2017 - 12:08 PM.
Moved from External Hardware to Backup/Imaging - Hamluis.