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June 27, 2011 10:15:11 AM

Hello,

My 1 TB WD backup drive stopped working so I removed the hard disk (which appears to still work) and put it into a USB Caddy to access the stored files but it won't assign a drive letter and I can't seem to make it assign a letter in Disk Management or in Partition Magic.

The disk was a network drive before so I am assuming that this is where he issue lies. I don't want to reformat as I do need the files that are on it. Any ideas please?

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June 27, 2011 3:03:54 PM

Quote:
My 1 TB WD backup drive stopped working so I removed the hard disk (which appears to still work)


So......it stopped working but still appears to work??? Hmm
a c 291 G Storage
June 28, 2011 6:04:15 AM

Some WD drives are hardware encrypted, whether or not you have set a password.

Network drives often use a Linux ext3 file system.

Could we see the partition table and boot sector with Microsoft's Sector Inspector?
http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/SecInspect.zip

Extract the above archive to the one folder and execute the SIrun.bat file. The procedure will generate a report file named SIout.txt.

Alternatively, you could examine sector 0 with a disc editor such as HxD (freeware) or DMDE.

HxD - Freeware Hex Editor and Disk Editor:
http://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd

DMDE (DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery Software):
http://softdm.com/download.html
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June 28, 2011 1:36:51 PM

Ok, I think after the 5th time reading his post, I'm starting to be able to decipher it.

I think what he's saying is he had an EXTERNAL WD backup drive that stopped working. He opened it and removed the actual 3.5" disk from it and IT appears to work.

Amazing how some people just cannot write a question in a way that people can understand what the heck they are talking about.

June 29, 2011 8:18:41 AM

fzabkar said:
Some WD drives are hardware encrypted, whether or not you have set a password.

Network drives often use a Linux ext3 file system.

Could we see the partition table and boot sector with Microsoft's Sector Inspector?
http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/SecInspect.zip

Extract the above archive to the one folder and execute the SIrun.bat file. The procedure will generate a report file named SIout.txt.

Alternatively, you could examine sector 0 with a disc editor such as HxD (freeware) or DMDE.

HxD - Freeware Hex Editor and Disk Editor:
http://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd

DMDE (DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery Software):
http://softdm.com/download.html


Hi fzabkar,

Thnaks for the info.

Here's what SecInspect found:

Quote:
Sector Inspector Copyright Microsoft Corporation 2003
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Target - \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0
60801 Cylinders
255 Heads
63 Sectors Per Track
512 BytesPerSector
12 MediaType

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Master Boot Record
===========================================================================
| B | FS TYPE | START | END | | |
| F | (hex) | C H S| C H S| RELATIVE | TOTAL |
===========================================================================
| * | 07 | 0 1 1|1023 254 63| 63| 976768002|
| | 00 | 0 0 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0|
| | 00 | 0 0 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0|
| | 00 | 0 0 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0|
===========================================================================
Disk Signature 0xda7341dd

Partition #1 NTFS backup boot sector at LBN 976768064.


LBN 0 [C 0, H 0, S 1]

0x0000 e8 12 01 b9 f0 01 be 10-7c bf 10 06 57 f3 a4 c3 è.¹ð.¾|¿.Wó¤Ã
0x0010 8b 4e 14 83 f9 0e 75 08-8d 5e 07 43 02 07 e2 fb ‹Nƒù.u.^.C..âû
0x0020 8c 56 0c 8c 56 0e 75 69-8a 56 10 84 d2 79 62 e8 ŒV.ŒV.uiŠV„Òybè
0x0030 f6 00 bb aa 55 cd 13 72-6f 3b 5e 5c 75 6a d1 e9 ö.»ªUÍro;^\ujÑé
0x0040 73 66 b4 42 c6 46 02 01-eb 66 89 b6 f6 fe 8a 44 sf´BÆF..ëf‰¶öþŠD
0x0050 04 84 c0 74 0f 3c 05 74-0b 3c 0f 74 07 8a 14 80 .„Àt.<.t.<.t.Š€
0x0060 e2 80 75 cb 83 c6 10 06-c4 5c 08 89 5e 08 8c 46 â€u˃Æ.Ä\.‰^.ŒF
0x0070 0a 07 fe 8e f9 fe 75 d2-b0 31 c6 46 d7 50 88 46 ..þŽùþuÒ°1ÆF×PˆF
0x0080 d4 be 6a 07 ac 84 c0 74-08 b4 0e b3 07 cd 10 eb Ô¾j.¬„Àt.´.³.Íë
0x0090 f3 e8 81 00 88 46 11 be-ae 07 3c 05 75 c6 cd 16 óè.ˆF¾®.<.uÆÍ
0x00a0 33 d2 89 56 08 89 56 0a-e8 7d 00 72 1b b8 01 02 3Ò‰V.‰V.è}.r¸..
0x00b0 bf 05 00 8b dc 56 50 50-32 e4 cd 13 58 8b f5 cd ¿..‹ÜVPP2äÍX‹õÍ
0x00c0 13 58 5e 73 03 4f 75 eb-b0 32 72 b2 40 8a 66 11 X^s.Ouë°2r²@Šf
0x00d0 9e 7b 04 c6 47 02 0e 72-35 75 0c 88 57 40 c4 4e ž{.ÆG..r5u.ˆW@ÄN
0x00e0 08 89 4f 1c 8c 47 1e 79-06 8a 4e 12 88 4f 25 80 .‰OŒGy.ŠNˆO%€
0x00f0 c7 02 81 7f fe 55 aa 75-85 81 7f fa cd 19 75 09 Ç.þUªu…úÍu.
0x0100 c6 47 fa e9 c7 47 fb 94-88 e8 1c 00 ff e4 74 ce ÆGúéÇGû”ˆè.ÿätÎ
0x0110 88 57 24 eb c9 5d 33 c0-8e d8 8e c0 8e d0 bc 00 ˆW$ëÉ]3ÀŽØŽÀŽÐ¼.
0x0120 7c 55 bd a2 07 fc fb c3-b4 08 52 06 cd 13 07 72 |U½¢.üûô.R.Í.r
0x0130 33 33 db 8a de 8b 46 0a-33 d2 83 e1 3f f7 f1 91 33ÛŠÞ‹F.3Òƒá?÷ñ‘
0x0140 97 8b 46 08 f7 f7 42 87-ca 3b da 72 17 43 f7 f3 —‹F.÷÷B‡Ê;ÚrC÷ó
0x0150 8a f2 86 c5 d1 e8 d1 e8-0a c8 d0 cc d0 cc 0a f4 Šò†ÅÑèÑè.ÈÐÌÐÌ.ô
0x0160 84 e4 74 02 b4 41 5b 8a-d3 c3 0d 0a 4d 42 52 20 „ät.´A[ŠÓÃ..MBR
0x0170 45 72 72 6f 72 20 00 0d-0a 00 72 65 73 73 20 61 Error ....ress a
0x0180 6e 79 20 6b 65 79 20 74-6f 20 62 6f 6f 74 20 66 ny key to boot f
0x0190 72 6f 6d 20 66 6c 6f 70-70 79 2e 2e 2e 00 00 00 rom floppy......
0x01a0 00 00 10 00 01 00 00 7c-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ......|........
0x01b0 00 00 00 00 00 2c 44 63-dd 41 73 da 00 00 80 01 .....,DcÝAsÚ..€.
0x01c0 01 00 07 fe ff ff 3f 00-00 00 02 4c 38 3a 00 00 ...þÿÿ?....L8:..
0x01d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa ..............Uª

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Primary Partition 1
NTFS BIOS Parameter Block Information

BytesPerSector : 512
Sectors Per Cluster : 8
ReservedSectors : 0
Fats : 0
RootEntries : 0
Small Sectors : 0 ( 0 MB )
Media Type : 248 ( 0xf8 )
SectorsPerFat : 0
SectorsPerTrack : 63
Heads : 255
Hidden Sectors : 63
Large Sectors : 0 ( 0 MB )

ClustersPerFRS : 246
Clust/IndxAllocBuf : 1
NumberSectors : 976768000 ( 476938 MB )
MftStartLcn : 714958
Mft2StartLcn : 9545201
SerialNumber : 11759927847011199966
Checksum : 0 (0x0)

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LBN 63 [C 0, H 1, S 1]

0x0000 eb 52 90 4e 54 46 53 20-20 20 20 00 02 08 00 00 ëRNTFS .....
0x0010 00 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00-3f 00 ff 00 3f 00 00 00 .....ø..?.ÿ.?...
0x0020 00 00 00 00 80 00 80 00-00 4c 38 3a 00 00 00 00 ....€.€..L8:....
0x0030 ce e8 0a 00 00 00 00 00-f1 a5 91 00 00 00 00 00 Îè......ñ¥‘.....
0x0040 f6 00 00 00 01 00 00 00-de ab 53 f1 11 a8 33 a3 ö.......Þ«Sñ¨3£
0x0050 00 00 00 00 fa 33 c0 8e-d0 bc 00 7c fb b8 c0 07 ....ú3ÀŽÐ¼.|û¸À.
0x0060 8e d8 e8 16 00 b8 00 0d-8e c0 33 db c6 06 0e 00 ŽØè.¸..ŽÀ3ÛÆ...
0x0070 10 e8 53 00 68 00 0d 68-6a 02 cb 8a 16 24 00 b4 èS.h..hj.ËŠ$.´
0x0080 08 cd 13 73 05 b9 ff ff-8a f1 66 0f b6 c6 40 66 .Ís.¹ÿÿŠñf.¶Æ@f
0x0090 0f b6 d1 80 e2 3f f7 e2-86 cd c0 ed 06 41 66 0f .¶Ñ€â?÷â†ÍÀí.Af.
0x00a0 b7 c9 66 f7 e1 66 a3 20-00 c3 b4 41 bb aa 55 8a ·Éf÷áf£ .ôA»ªUŠ
0x00b0 16 24 00 cd 13 72 0f 81-fb 55 aa 75 09 f6 c1 01 $.Ír.ûUªu.öÁ.
0x00c0 74 04 fe 06 14 00 c3 66-60 1e 06 66 a1 10 00 66 t.þ..Ãf`.f¡.f
0x00d0 03 06 1c 00 66 3b 06 20-00 0f 82 3a 00 1e 66 6a ...f;. ..‚:.fj
0x00e0 00 66 50 06 53 66 68 10-00 01 00 80 3e 14 00 00 .fP.Sfh...€>..
0x00f0 0f 85 0c 00 e8 b3 ff 80-3e 14 00 00 0f 84 61 00 .…..è³ÿ€>...„a.
0x0100 b4 42 8a 16 24 00 16 1f-8b f4 cd 13 66 58 5b 07 ´BŠ$.‹ôÍfX[.
0x0110 66 58 66 58 1f eb 2d 66-33 d2 66 0f b7 0e 18 00 fXfXë-f3Òf.·..
0x0120 66 f7 f1 fe c2 8a ca 66-8b d0 66 c1 ea 10 f7 36 f÷ñþŠÊf‹ÐfÁê÷6
0x0130 1a 00 86 d6 8a 16 24 00-8a e8 c0 e4 06 0a cc b8 .†ÖŠ$.ŠèÀä..̸
0x0140 01 02 cd 13 0f 82 19 00-8c c0 05 20 00 8e c0 66 ..Í.‚.ŒÀ. .ŽÀf
0x0150 ff 06 10 00 ff 0e 0e 00-0f 85 6f ff 07 1f 66 61 ÿ..ÿ....…oÿ.fa
0x0160 c3 a0 f8 01 e8 09 00 a0-fb 01 e8 03 00 fb eb fe àø.è.. û.è..ûëþ
0x0170 b4 01 8b f0 ac 3c 00 74-09 b4 0e bb 07 00 cd 10 ´.‹ð¬<.t.´.»..Í
0x0180 eb f2 c3 0d 0a 41 20 64-69 73 6b 20 72 65 61 64 ëòÃ..A disk read
0x0190 20 65 72 72 6f 72 20 6f-63 63 75 72 72 65 64 00 error occurred.
0x01a0 0d 0a 4e 54 4c 44 52 20-69 73 20 6d 69 73 73 69 ..NTLDR is missi
0x01b0 6e 67 00 0d 0a 4e 54 4c-44 52 20 69 73 20 63 6f ng...NTLDR is co
0x01c0 6d 70 72 65 73 73 65 64-00 0d 0a 50 72 65 73 73 mpressed...Press
0x01d0 20 43 74 72 6c 2b 41 6c-74 2b 44 65 6c 20 74 6f Ctrl+Alt+Del to
0x01e0 20 72 65 73 74 61 72 74-0d 0a 00 00 00 00 00 00 restart........
0x01f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-83 a0 b3 c9 00 00 55 aa ........ƒ ³É..Uª





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Target - \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1

No media present.


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Target - \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2

No media present.


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Target - \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE3

No media present.


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Target - \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE4

No media present.


===========================================================================
Target - \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE5
121601 Cylinders
255 Heads
63 Sectors Per Track
512 BytesPerSector
12 MediaType

===========================================================================
Master Boot Record
===========================================================================
| B | FS TYPE | START | END | | |
| F | (hex) | C H S| C H S| RELATIVE | TOTAL |
===========================================================================
| | fd | 3 0 1| 368 254 63| 48195| 5879790|
| | fd | 369 0 1| 381 254 63| 5927985| 208845|
| | fd | 382 0 1| 504 254 63| 6136830| 1975995|
| | fd | 505 0 1|1023 254 63| 8112825| 1945407240|
===========================================================================
Disk Signature 0x00007c00



LBN 0 [C 0, H 0, S 1]

0x0000 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0010 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0020 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0030 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0040 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0050 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0060 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0070 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0080 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0090 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00b0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0100 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0110 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0120 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0130 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0140 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0150 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0160 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0170 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0180 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0190 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01b0 01 7c 00 00 01 00 00 00-00 7c 00 00 00 00 00 00 .|.......|......
0x01c0 01 03 fd fe 7f 70 43 bc-00 00 ee b7 59 00 00 00 ..ýþpC¼..î·Y...
0x01d0 41 71 fd fe 7f 7d 31 74-5a 00 cd 2f 03 00 00 00 Aqýþ}1tZ.Í/....
0x01e0 41 7e fd fe 7f f8 fe a3-5d 00 bb 26 1e 00 00 00 A~ýþøþ£].»&...
0x01f0 41 f9 fd fe ff ff b9 ca-7b 00 08 8f f4 73 55 aa Aùýþÿÿ¹Ê{..ôsUª

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Primary Partition 1
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LBN 48195 [C 3, H 0, S 1]

0x0000 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0010 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0020 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0030 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0040 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0050 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0060 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0070 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0080 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0090 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00b0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0100 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0110 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0120 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0130 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0140 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0150 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0160 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0170 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0180 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0190 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01b0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................


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Primary Partition 2
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LBN 5927985 [C 369, H 0, S 1]

0x0000 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0010 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0020 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0030 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0040 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0050 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0060 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0070 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0080 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0090 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00b0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0100 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0110 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0120 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0130 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0140 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0150 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0160 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0170 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0180 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0190 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01b0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................


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Primary Partition 3
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LBN 6136830 [C 382, H 0, S 1]

0x0000 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0010 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0020 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0030 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0040 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0050 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0060 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0070 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0080 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0090 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00b0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0100 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0110 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0120 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0130 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0140 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0150 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0160 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0170 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0180 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0190 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01b0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................


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Primary Partition 4
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LBN 8112825 [C 505, H 0, S 1]

0x0000 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0010 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0020 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0030 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0040 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0050 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0060 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0070 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0080 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0090 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00b0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x00f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0100 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0110 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0120 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0130 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0140 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0150 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0160 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0170 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0180 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x0190 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01a0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01b0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
0x01f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................


Thanks for any help. It's greatly appreciated.
June 29, 2011 8:26:14 AM

geekapproved said:
Ok, I think after the 5th time reading his post, I'm starting to be able to decipher it.

I think what he's saying is he had an EXTERNAL WD backup drive that stopped working. He opened it and removed the actual 3.5" disk from it and IT appears to work.

Amazing how some people just cannot write a question in a way that people can understand what the heck they are talking about.


Yes! Thats pretty much what I wrote!

Why did you spend 5 times reading it, 2 times responding and 0 times answering the question? Do you have too much time on your hands? ;-)
a c 291 G Storage
June 29, 2011 9:26:15 AM

PHYSICALDRIVE5 is your 1TB drive.

Its total capacity is ...

121601 Cylinders x 255 Heads x 63 Sectors Per Track x 512 BytesPerSector = 1TB

Sector 0 (LBN 0) has 4 partitions, each of type 0xFD.

List of partition identifiers for PCs:
http://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/partitions/partition_types-1...

According to the above URL, type FD is a "Linux RAID partition with autodetect using persistent superblock".

This partition type is foreign to Windows, hence Windows can't mount it. ISTM that your most expedient solution may be to repair the external enclosure, or replace it with an identical one.

It may be an idea to perform a surface scan of the drive to confirm whether it has any bad sectors. WD's Data LifeGuard should be able to do this. You could also use HDDScan or HD Sentinel.
June 29, 2011 9:33:46 AM

Hi Fzabcar,

Many thanks for your reply.

It had crossed my mind to try this too. I will take your advice and scan the disk before buying another.

Thanks again.

Jez.
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