Windows 10: DISKPART tried to create a Partition, has not worked

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  1.    3 Weeks Ago #11

    Bree said: View Post
    If you have clicked 'show hidden devices' the all drives that have ever been connected will be listed. Have you used a Toshiba ext drive in the past? If so, that entry would be for it.

    If you are not showing hidden drives, but do have a Toshiba usb HDD connected and working it should look like this. The other Toshiba drive with the model number is the laptop's own HDD.

    Attachment 190651
    I'm not sure if a Toshiba External Drive has been used before on this laptop; it a borrowed laptop. The image of the disk is faded alongside both entries.
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #12

    What is the brand of the external enclosure you bought? I'd be very surprised if it was identifying itself as a Toshiba.

    I bought a 3.0 / SATA USB adaptor cable. (I've also bought an enclosure, but haven't used that yet)

    EkoBuy® USB 3.0 to 2.5 inch SATA III Hard Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    2.5 Inch Hard Drive Enclosure POSUGEAR USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk External Caddy Transparent Case Tool Free for 9.5mm SATA HDD and SSD Compatible with Mac OS/Windows: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
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  3. Posts : 7,355
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       3 Weeks Ago #13

    rebel1 said: View Post
    I'm not sure if a Toshiba External Drive has been used before on this laptop; it a borrowed laptop. The image of the disk is faded alongside both entries.
    A faded icon for a drive indicates it isn't current connected, but has been in the past.

    It would seem the usb drive isn't being recognised when you plug it in. Have you plugged in both cables? It may need more power than one cable provides. Does the drive spin when you plug it in?

    Try the drive enclosure instead of the cable.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #14

    [QUOTE=Bree;1383240]A faded icon for a drive indicates it isn't current connected, but has been in the past.

    It would seem the usb drive isn't being recognised when you plug it in. Have you plugged in both cables? It may need more power than one cable provides. Does the drive spin when you plug it in?

    Plugged in detected now - 'unallocated' in Disk Management.
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #15

    I've used Active Partition Recovery, done a 'quickscan' it shows the following:-
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Disk Drive.png 
Views:	10 
Size:	213.0 KB 
ID:	190653

    The plan is to a) recover files, b) recover partition; then see where we go from there.
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  6. Posts : 7,355
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       3 Weeks Ago #16

    Looks like you are well on the way now. That System partition is for booting from, the OS partition would be the original C: drive (with the Users folders) and the Data partition may also contain files you want.

    It may even be possible to recover all the partitions and make the drive bootable again in the original PC, but for that we'd need advice from a 'data recovery' expert. We've reached the limits of the help I can give. Let's see who else can help from here on...
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #17

    Bree, like I said your Awesome!! I'll wait and do some further research.
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  • Posts : 607
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
       3 Weeks Ago #18

    I have been following this thread from the beginning. Bree had done a lot of excellent exploratory work. Kudos.

    Active at Partition Recoery may not be free - I donno, check it.

    Instead you can try the old version of MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 9.1. Download from here

    http://www.filehorse.com/download-pa.../old-versions/

    ( In later versions Partition Recovery is not free)

    Post a screenshot of how your drive looks like in it - the very first screen when you launch PW.

    Run Partition Recovery Wizard > Quick Scan . Post a screenshot of the Partitions-found Window. After the screenshot cancel and close PW. Let me examine the screenshot and then we will see what can be done. That tom morning that is 10 hours from now for me.
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  •    3 Weeks Ago #19

    jumanji said: View Post
    I have been following this thread from the beginning. Bree had done a lot of excellent exploratory work. Kudos.

    Active at Partition Recoery may not be free - I donno, check it.

    Instead you can try the old version of MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 9.1. Download from here

    http://www.filehorse.com/download-pa.../old-versions/

    ( In later versions Partition Recovery is not free)

    Post a screenshot of how your drive looks like in it - the very first screen when you launch PW.

    Run Partition Recovery Wizard > Quick Scan . Post a screenshot of the Partitions-found Window. After the screenshot cancel and close PW. Let me examine the screenshot and then we will see what can be done. That tom morning that is 10 hours from now for me.
    Thanks Jumanji
    Will it work on Windows 10? It's requirements are 'Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8'
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  • Posts : 607
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
       3 Weeks Ago #20

    It will. At the moment I am not sure whether we will go ahead with Partition Recovery or we will go ahead with Data recovery using TestDisk. Examining your drive with PW is the first step. We shall evolve the strategy as we proceed.I am hitting the sack now.
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