Windows 10: disk structure is corrupt and unreadable

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  1.    13 Oct 2015 #11

    Whatzooka said: View Post
    unless i missed it the guide dosnt tell me what to do now
    I think you missed it. Select intel for partition. Also, I have emailed Easeus about your problem,
    I am wating to see if they advise anything in particular. When I get a response, I'll update this thread.
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  2.    14 Oct 2015 #12

    davexnet said: View Post
    I think you missed it. Select intel for partition. Also, I have emailed Easeus about your problem,
    I am wating to see if they advise anything in particular. When I get a response, I'll update this thread.
    Unfortunately, I didn't get anything useful from Easeus. For safety purposes take a backup copy of the
    problem drives MBR (sector 0). This is a useful thing to have at this point. Download this program.
    http://dimiodati.altervista.org/hdhacker.zip

    Open the program and set "drive to operate" to "physical drive MBR" set the drive number. . (This number can be found by running the Microsoft program msinfo32 from the RUN box)
    Go to components / storage / disk on the left and on the right find your usb drive. Within the specs of this drive
    you'll see something like
    Partition Disk#2, Partition #0

    Set this number (2 in our example) in the hdhacker program and select "read sector from disk".
    Then in the section below, "save sector to file"

    This will save the sector to a file (512 bytes) . Please keep it somewhere safe and, if you could, zip it up and post it here, I'd like to take a look.
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  3.    14 Oct 2015 #13

    havin some problems with both the things you told me to do
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  4.    14 Oct 2015 #14

    Are you sure disk 2 is the right number (as shown in msinfo32 ?) If it is, you may have some problems we're not going to be able
    to recover from . Perhaps you could shutdown the PC and disconnect the USB drive. Turn the PC back on
    leave the drive unplugged. See this article about non present devices and the device manager.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/315539

    When the device manager is open expand "disk drives" and uninstall any occurrences of the USB drive.
    Similarly, in the USB section, uninstall any entries that are pale grey (non present).
    Reboot if necessary. When the system is ready plug back in the USB drive, wait for it to be recognized, and try the
    HDHacker program again.
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  5.    20 Oct 2015 #15

    this is what the msinfo thing tells me... at this point if theres anyway i can just get the files off the drive and then reformat it or something that would be fine
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  6.    21 Oct 2015 #16

    Whatzooka said: View Post
    this is what the msinfo thing tells me... at this point if theres anyway i can just get the files off the drive and then reformat it or something that would be fine
    These are trusted programs, they offer a trial or free version and a $$ version, but the
    free version may only offer limited functionality. You can give them a try.

    All of them need a separate drive (other than the damaged drive) to recover the files to.
    Your system drive will do, as long as there's enough space.

    Raw Partition solution - recover data from raw partitions.
    Unformat Hard Drive

    Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

    Or you can try the Linux Live disk,mentioned earlier.

    BY the way, which OS are you using, Windows 10? This may limit some of the earlier-mentioned
    tools. If you want to try HDHacker, Testdisk,
    attach the USB drive to an XP PC and try HDHacker and the others from there.
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  7.    25 Oct 2015 #17

    so i am trying one of the programs you said to use and its been running for 24 hours and is at 26%? there isnt even 1tb worth of stuff on there? so do i wait or try something else
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  8.    25 Oct 2015 #18

    Whatzooka said: View Post
    so i am trying one of the programs you said to use and its been running for 24 hours and is at 26%? there isnt even 1tb worth of stuff on there? so do i wait or try something else
    If the MFT or other NTFS structures are damaged, it's possible because it would have to do brute force, going through every sector. But it does seem like a long time. All operations at this point would be read only, so no further damage is being done.

    If it was me, first I would have connected the drive to an XP box and got off the MBR with HDhacker and taken a look at it. Then you could have seen whether anything obvious was found or not, for example the
    partition table being overwritten - Testdisk could possiblyfix this.

    Perhaps get a different opinion? Toms forum is well established.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/32/hard-drives.html
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