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#1 1319shd


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:40 PM

I booted my PC to linux using a USB.  From GParted, I went to the Device menu, Create Partition Table,  and I changed it to MSDOS.  The original partition table type was GPT.
I did change Partition Table to GPT and createed a new partition as NTFS.  Now, I used TestDisk in hope of recovering files and partitions but I am getting this message.  Any thought?  Thank You.
TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015

Disk /dev/sda - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63
The harddisk (1000 GB / 931 GiB) seems too small! (< 13658652 TB / 12422472 TiB)
Check the harddisk size: HD jumpers settings, BIOS detection...
The following partitions can't be recovered:
     Partition               Start        End    Size in sectors
>  MS Data                 92022991 26677055726168271 26677055634145280 [^A]
   MS Data                344027814 15253227632764769 15253227288736955 [s (%d substripes) of %lx)
   MS Data                344167845 15253227632904800 15253227288736955 [s (%d substripes) of %lx)
   MS Data               1926657853 3850923836 1924265984
   MS Data               1927681822 3243640574 1315958753
   MS Data               1927681853 3243640605 1315958753
   MS Data               1927683901 3852975932 1925292032
   MS Data               1953517373 3295311676 1341794304
   MS Data               1953519608 3242110960 1288591353
   MS Data               1953519615 3242110967 1288591353
MS Data               1927683901 3852975932 1925292032
   MS Data               1953517373 3295311676 1341794304
   MS Data               1953519608 3242110960 1288591353
   MS Data               1953519615 3242110967 1288591353
   MS Data               1953520030 3295316990 1341796961
   MS Data               1953520064 3295317024 1341796961
>  MS Data               1953523711 3907045374 1953521664
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NTFS, blocksize=4096, 1000 GB / 931 GiB

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 04:25 AM

1319shd,  :welcome: to Bleeping Computer Forums! :)


We hope that you find our site useful, that you'll get out of this jam & visit regular, we're a family oriented Community. Now let's see what we can do for you. :)


If you happen to have a bootable CD or ISO of the (9.1 or below) version of the Linux based MiniTool Partition Wizard, you can scan your drive easily for lost partitions & recover any that you wish. Just be sure to also check the existing ones you want to save after a Full scan of the drive. 


That is, provided that these hasn't been written over or overlapped. Less than 36 hours ago, had to use the bootable CD myself to recover a System partition for someone else, am glad that I got mine while still free. Beginning with version 10, one has to pay for the bootable ISO to create a CD or bootable USB stick. However, Tom's Guide still hosts the version for download, just tested myself & the ISO deposited in my Downloads folder. It's not large, just a bit over 72 MiB. 




While officially considered a Windows tool, still it's Linux based, has a nice GUI, there's an option to scan for & recover partitions, has saved my day countless times.


Good Luck & please let us know the outcome, if the above tool doesn't work, maybe someone else has a suggestion. :)



Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 

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