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January 12, 2005 11:59:34 AM

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Hello, I used findpart to scan my system. The drive that has gone bad
is an external USB 2.0 drive with a FAT32 partition around 157 GB.
While connected, this drive all of a sudden decided not to have a
volume label anymore and now shows up as "local disk". I have tried to
disconnect and remount the drive with no success.

If I try to access the drive, windows XP asks if I would like to format
the drive. Of course I don't want to do that...

I truly hope there's a way to restore my data.


Thanks,

Ludde

Below is what findpart returns to me. The drive that I'm interested in
is disk no 5:

Findpart, version 4.57 - for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP.
Copyright Svend Olaf Mikkelsen, 1999-2004.

OS: Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 All

Disk: 1 Cylinders: 24321 Heads: 255 Sectors: 63 MB: 190780

--PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB --Start CHS- ---End CHS-- BS CHS
0 - 07 63 97996437 47849 0 1 1 6099 254 63 B OK
6100 1 07 63292720302142929 6100* 1 1 24320*254 63 R0 OK
0 - 07 97996563292720302142929 6100 1 1 24320 254 63 B OK

No FATs found.

Partitions according to partition tables on first harddisk:

--PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB --Start CHS- ---End CHS-- BS CHS
0 1*07 63 97996437 47849 0 1 1 6099*254 63 OK OK
0 2 0F 97996500292720365142929 6100* 0 1 24320*254 63 OK

6100 1 07 63292720302142929 6100* 1 1 24320*254 63 R0 OK

Disk: 2 Cylinders: 19929 Heads: 255 Sectors: 63 MB: 156328

--PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB --Start CHS- ---End CHS-- BS CHS
1 1 07 63320143257156319 1 1 1 19928*254 63 OK OK

No FATs found.

Partitions according to partition tables on second harddisk:

--PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB --Start CHS- ---End CHS-- BS CHS
0 1 0F 16065320143320156319 1 0 1 19928*254 63 OK

1 1 07 63320143257156319 1 1 1 19928*254 63 OK OK

Disk: 3 Cylinders: 3736 Heads: 255 Sectors: 63 MB: 29306

-PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB -Start CHS- --End CHS-- BS CHS
Fdisk F6 sector 0 1 1
0 - 0B 63 3566367 1741 0 1 1 221 254 63 BU OK
1 1 07 63 60002712 29298 1 1 1 3735*254 63 OK OK
0 - 0B 16065 9928170 4847 1 0 1 618 254 63 BU OK
619 - 0B 63 16562952 8087 619 1 1 1649 254 63 B OK
0 - 0B 9944298 16562952 8087 619 1 1 1649 254 63 BU OK
2588 1 0B 63 12016557 5867 2588* 1 1 3335*254 63 R0 OK
0 - 0B 41576283 12016557 5867 2588 1 1 3335 254 63 B OK
3336 1 0B 63 6425937 3137 3336* 1 1 3735*254 63 R0 OK
0 - 0B 53592903 6425937 3137 3336 1 1 3735 254 63 B OK

-----FAT CHS -Size Cl --Root -Good -Rep. Maybe --Bad YYMMDD DataMB
0 1 33 3479 4# 3479 0 0 0 1229
1 0 33 Second FAT not found.
619 1 33 16148 4 701349*16148 0 0 0 829
2588 1 33 11714 4 --- 11714 0 0 0 010617 1101
3336 1 35 12503 2 2 12503 0 0 0 020502 2571

Partitions according to partition tables on third harddisk:

-PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB -Start CHS- --End CHS-- BS CHS
0 2 0F 16065 60002775 29298 1 0 1 3735*254 63 OK

1 1 07 63 60002712 29298 1 1 1 3735*254 63 OK OK

Disk: 4 Cylinders: 3736 Heads: 255 Sectors: 63 MB: 29306

-PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB -Start CHS- --End CHS-- BS CHS
Fdisk F6 sector 0 1 1
0 - 0B 63 3566367 1741 0 1 1 221 254 63 BU OK
1 1 07 63 60002712 29298 1 1 1 3735*254 63 OK OK
0 - 0B 16065 9928170 4847 1 0 1 618 254 63 BU OK
619 - 0B 63 16562952 8087 619 1 1 1649 254 63 B OK
0 - 0B 9944298 16562952 8087 619 1 1 1649 254 63 BU OK
2588 1 0B 63 12016557 5867 2588* 1 1 3335*254 63 R0 OK
0 - 0B 41576283 12016557 5867 2588 1 1 3335 254 63 B OK
3336 1 0B 63 6425937 3137 3336* 1 1 3735*254 63 R0 OK
0 - 0B 53592903 6425937 3137 3336 1 1 3735 254 63 B OK

-----FAT CHS -Size Cl --Root -Good -Rep. Maybe --Bad YYMMDD DataMB
0 1 33 3479 4# 3479 0 0 0 1229
1 0 33 Second FAT not found.
619 1 33 16148 4 701349*16148 0 0 0 829
2588 1 33 11714 4 --- 11714 0 0 0 010617 1101
3336 1 35 12503 2 2 12503 0 0 0 020502 2571

Partitions according to partition tables on fourth harddisk:

-PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB -Start CHS- --End CHS-- BS CHS
0 2 0F 16065 60002775 29298 1 0 1 3735*254 63 OK

1 1 07 63 60002712 29298 1 1 1 3735*254 63 OK OK

Disk: 5 Cylinders: 20023 Heads: 255 Sectors: 63 MB: 157065

--PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB --Start CHS- ---End CHS-- BS CHS
1 1 0B 63321653367157057 1 1 1 20022*254 63 NB OK
0 - 0B 16128321653367157057 1 1 1 20022 254 63 BU OK


------FAT CHS ------LBA Confidence Distance Type Sig
1 1 33 16160 22553 32 NB

Partitions according to partition tables on disk 5:

--PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB --Start CHS- ---End CHS-- BS CHS
0 1 0F 16065321653430157057 1 0 1 20022*254 63 OK
1 1 0B 63321653367157057 1 1 1 20022*254 63 NB OK

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Anonymous
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January 12, 2005 1:29:43 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

Svend, thank you for your quick response.

I have a total of 3 internal disks and also the external one with the
problem. I'm also running Daemon Tools to mount images but currently
there's no image mounted, but perhaps that makes an extra disk show up.

Partition magic tells me that I have 4 disks.

Would it be tricky/risky to copy the backup boot sector over the
damaged one?

Thank you for your help.

Best,

Ludde
Anonymous
a b G Storage
January 12, 2005 2:08:09 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

Thanks, I'm copying a lot of files right now thanks to your great
application!

I can run your scripts once I've copied as much as I can. And then I'll
send you an e-mail with the output.
Thanks and I'll be in touch.

Ludde
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Anonymous
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January 12, 2005 8:30:27 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

On 12 Jan 2005 08:59:34 -0800, ludvig_spam@yahoo.com wrote:

>Hello, I used findpart to scan my system. The drive that has gone bad
>is an external USB 2.0 drive with a FAT32 partition around 157 GB.
>While connected, this drive all of a sudden decided not to have a
>volume label anymore and now shows up as "local disk". I have tried to
>disconnect and remount the drive with no success.
>
>If I try to access the drive, windows XP asks if I would like to format
>the drive. Of course I don't want to do that...
>
>I truly hope there's a way to restore my data.
>
>
>Thanks,
>
>Ludde
>
>Below is what findpart returns to me. The drive that I'm interested in
>is disk no 5:
>
>Findpart, version 4.57 - for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP.
>Copyright Svend Olaf Mikkelsen, 1999-2004.
>
>OS: Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 All
>
>Disk: 1 Cylinders: 24321 Heads: 255 Sectors: 63 MB: 190780
>
>--PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB --Start CHS- ---End CHS-- BS CHS
> 0 - 07 63 97996437 47849 0 1 1 6099 254 63 B OK
> 6100 1 07 63292720302142929 6100* 1 1 24320*254 63 R0 OK
> 0 - 07 97996563292720302142929 6100 1 1 24320 254 63 B OK
>
>No FATs found.
>
>Partitions according to partition tables on first harddisk:
>
>--PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB --Start CHS- ---End CHS-- BS CHS
> 0 1*07 63 97996437 47849 0 1 1 6099*254 63 OK OK
> 0 2 0F 97996500292720365142929 6100* 0 1 24320*254 63 OK
>
> 6100 1 07 63292720302142929 6100* 1 1 24320*254 63 R0 OK
>
>Disk: 2 Cylinders: 19929 Heads: 255 Sectors: 63 MB: 156328
>
>--PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB --Start CHS- ---End CHS-- BS CHS
> 1 1 07 63320143257156319 1 1 1 19928*254 63 OK OK
>
>No FATs found.
>
>Partitions according to partition tables on second harddisk:
>
>--PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB --Start CHS- ---End CHS-- BS CHS
> 0 1 0F 16065320143320156319 1 0 1 19928*254 63 OK
>
> 1 1 07 63320143257156319 1 1 1 19928*254 63 OK OK
>
>Disk: 3 Cylinders: 3736 Heads: 255 Sectors: 63 MB: 29306
>
>-PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB -Start CHS- --End CHS-- BS CHS
> Fdisk F6 sector 0 1 1
> 0 - 0B 63 3566367 1741 0 1 1 221 254 63 BU OK
> 1 1 07 63 60002712 29298 1 1 1 3735*254 63 OK OK
> 0 - 0B 16065 9928170 4847 1 0 1 618 254 63 BU OK
> 619 - 0B 63 16562952 8087 619 1 1 1649 254 63 B OK
> 0 - 0B 9944298 16562952 8087 619 1 1 1649 254 63 BU OK
> 2588 1 0B 63 12016557 5867 2588* 1 1 3335*254 63 R0 OK
> 0 - 0B 41576283 12016557 5867 2588 1 1 3335 254 63 B OK
> 3336 1 0B 63 6425937 3137 3336* 1 1 3735*254 63 R0 OK
> 0 - 0B 53592903 6425937 3137 3336 1 1 3735 254 63 B OK
>
>-----FAT CHS -Size Cl --Root -Good -Rep. Maybe --Bad YYMMDD DataMB
> 0 1 33 3479 4# 3479 0 0 0 1229
> 1 0 33 Second FAT not found.
> 619 1 33 16148 4 701349*16148 0 0 0 829
> 2588 1 33 11714 4 --- 11714 0 0 0 010617 1101
> 3336 1 35 12503 2 2 12503 0 0 0 020502 2571
>
>Partitions according to partition tables on third harddisk:
>
>-PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB -Start CHS- --End CHS-- BS CHS
> 0 2 0F 16065 60002775 29298 1 0 1 3735*254 63 OK
>
> 1 1 07 63 60002712 29298 1 1 1 3735*254 63 OK OK
>
>Disk: 4 Cylinders: 3736 Heads: 255 Sectors: 63 MB: 29306
>
>-PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB -Start CHS- --End CHS-- BS CHS
> Fdisk F6 sector 0 1 1
> 0 - 0B 63 3566367 1741 0 1 1 221 254 63 BU OK
> 1 1 07 63 60002712 29298 1 1 1 3735*254 63 OK OK
> 0 - 0B 16065 9928170 4847 1 0 1 618 254 63 BU OK
> 619 - 0B 63 16562952 8087 619 1 1 1649 254 63 B OK
> 0 - 0B 9944298 16562952 8087 619 1 1 1649 254 63 BU OK
> 2588 1 0B 63 12016557 5867 2588* 1 1 3335*254 63 R0 OK
> 0 - 0B 41576283 12016557 5867 2588 1 1 3335 254 63 B OK
> 3336 1 0B 63 6425937 3137 3336* 1 1 3735*254 63 R0 OK
> 0 - 0B 53592903 6425937 3137 3336 1 1 3735 254 63 B OK
>
>-----FAT CHS -Size Cl --Root -Good -Rep. Maybe --Bad YYMMDD DataMB
> 0 1 33 3479 4# 3479 0 0 0 1229
> 1 0 33 Second FAT not found.
> 619 1 33 16148 4 701349*16148 0 0 0 829
> 2588 1 33 11714 4 --- 11714 0 0 0 010617 1101
> 3336 1 35 12503 2 2 12503 0 0 0 020502 2571
>
>Partitions according to partition tables on fourth harddisk:
>
>-PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB -Start CHS- --End CHS-- BS CHS
> 0 2 0F 16065 60002775 29298 1 0 1 3735*254 63 OK
>
> 1 1 07 63 60002712 29298 1 1 1 3735*254 63 OK OK
>
>Disk: 5 Cylinders: 20023 Heads: 255 Sectors: 63 MB: 157065
>
>--PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB --Start CHS- ---End CHS-- BS CHS
> 1 1 0B 63321653367157057 1 1 1 20022*254 63 NB OK
> 0 - 0B 16128321653367157057 1 1 1 20022 254 63 BU OK
>
>
>------FAT CHS ------LBA Confidence Distance Type Sig
> 1 1 33 16160 22553 32 NB
>
>Partitions according to partition tables on disk 5:
>
>--PCyl N ID -----Rel -----Num ---MB --Start CHS- ---End CHS-- BS CHS
> 0 1 0F 16065321653430157057 1 0 1 20022*254 63 OK
> 1 1 0B 63321653367157057 1 1 1 20022*254 63 NB OK

How many disks do you have in the system?

Some times in the Windows NT line of operating systems, the "Findpart
all" command shows a disk twice or more, and I never figured out the
explanation. In this case disk 3 and 4 listed seem identical.

The boot sector of the partition on disk 5 in the listing is damaged,
but the backup boot sector is OK. If there is no more damage, the
partition can be repaired by copying the backup boot sector to the
boot sector.

The command to copy all files to a directory and below on another disk
is:

findpart chsdir 5 1 1 1 backupbootsector copy

This assumes that the directory structure and FAT are OK, and that you
have another partition with room for the files.

--
Svend Olaf
Anonymous
a b G Storage
January 12, 2005 9:48:54 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

On 12 Jan 2005 10:29:43 -0800, ludvig_spam@yahoo.com wrote:

>Svend, thank you for your quick response.
>
>I have a total of 3 internal disks and also the external one with the
>problem. I'm also running Daemon Tools to mount images but currently
>there's no image mounted, but perhaps that makes an extra disk show up.
>
>Partition magic tells me that I have 4 disks.
>
>Would it be tricky/risky to copy the backup boot sector over the
>damaged one?
>
>Thank you for your help.
>
>Best,
>
>Ludde

It is simple to copy the backup boot sector to the boot sector, but
for safety I do only do it after hiding the partition in the partition
tables, and verifying the integrity of the partition.

When the partition is repaired, it can be made visible again.

You can do:

findpart tables fp-a.txt
findpart 3 table fp-b.txt
findpart 4 table fp-c.txt
findpart 5 table fp-d.txt

and email me the output files.

Then I can help you copy the backup boot sector, and you can help me
getting closer to the explanation that a disk was listed twice.

If you have room for the files, it is still an option to copy the
files first using the command I gave.
--
Svend Olaf
!