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Can only access one partition of hard drive using enclosure

daava

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I purchased a Rockfish Hard Drive Enclosure in order to recover files from a hard drive that crashed in a Gateway laptop (OS Vista 32). I am able to only reload Windows Vista and can not repair. Drive is corrupt. I took the 120G PATA drive out of my gatway and instaled it in the enclosure and connected via the USB to anthother laptop (Dell) running Windows Visa (32). The computer assigns a letter to both partitions but I can only access the recovery partition and cannot access/explore the primary partion. Error comes up drive not accessable, parameter is incorrect. When I run the computer manager, it shows the both partitions as healthy and primary. Not sure how to get to the files I need.
 

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Open an elevated (Run it as administrator) command prompt and type the command: CHKDSK E: /F /R /X
Hope this helps :)
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario C700
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo 1.67 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel GM965
    Memory
    2.5 GB (2 GB Transcend + 512MB Hyundai)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Intergrated 965 Express Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Compaq
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    160 GB Compaq
    Mouse
    Alps Pointing Device Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Compaq
    Internet Speed
    2 Mbps Download, 512 Kbps Upload
    Other Info
    Integrated Web-Camera
    (P.S. Have another custom-built PC with Win7 x64)

daava

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Thanks for the reply. First ran CHKDSK without the fix, repair or dismount. Then ran CHKDSK with the F/R/X. Here is the result.

C:\>CHKDSK G:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
148864 file records processed.
File verification completed.
364 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
92 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
10 percent complete. (1 of 544719 index entries processed)
Error detected in index $O for file 25.
Error detected in index $O for file 25.
11 percent complete. (8606 of 544719 index entries processed)
Error detected in index $I30 for file 1443.
Error detected in index $I30 for file 1443.
544719 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.

Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.

C:\>CHKDSK G: /F/R/X
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume dismounted. All opened handles to this volume are now invalid.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
148864 file records processed.
File verification completed.
364 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
92 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
544719 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
5 unindexed files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
148864 security descriptors processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
22167 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
23 percent complete. (30408704 of 37107136 USN bytes processed)
Unable to read the Usn Journal $J data stream.

Not sure if this disk is repairable or I will have to resort to formating and then using a recovery program to try and locate files.
 

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mayalini

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I have some data that I would like to recover from the drive. I have a machine running SUSE Linux 10.1, and inserted the drive in an external 2.5″ enclosure. I installed dd_rescue on the Linux box.
When I run dmesg, I get a lot of I/O Errors with bad logical blocks 1 through 7, and an error message that it is unable to read the partition table.
There are also a lot of bad sectors (too many to list).
When I run: # dd_rescue /dev/sdb /root/backup.img …. dd_rescue runs and seems to give errors for each sector read - no data is recovered, the backup.img is 0 bytes.
I get the same if I run dd_rescue in reverse direction (-r) switch. I let dd_rescue run for about 5 minutes each time, and I ctrl+c to exit as I’m fearful of enacting more damage to the drive.
I have tried these commands with another drive, and the process works, so I’m sure it’s the drive, and not the syntax or the external enclosure.
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