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Goofed up GPT partition table... Data Lost?

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Old 07-20-2008
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Goofed up GPT partition table... Data Lost?
I have a 320 GB drive in a USB external converter (the big plastic shell
that turns any IDE drive into a USB 2.0 drive).

I did something I shouldn't have done, I just pulled the plug instead of
doing the nice "safely remove hardware" I guess they really mean it.


Here's the sequence:

1. Vista doesn't remount the drive, it's found in Disk management as 800GB
??

2. Installed Disk rescue. It was able to locate some data (after a few
hours) but not nearly all of it. .

3. Rebooted box, lengggggthy checkdisk autoruns, and fixes tons of journal
entries and lost chunks.

4. Drive letter shows up. Disk management says there is a 320GB partition in
a 800GB drive. Files and folder structure show up, but filenames point to
different data! Like clicking on one MP3 starts playing another MP3, and I
even hear overlayed MP3's and what sounds like sped up voice (yikes)

5. I ran another checkdisk now, with switches /f /r /x /b, but the same
result, filenames (and even their thumbnails) are correct, but they point to
the wrong data

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Old 07-23-2008
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Re: Goofed up GPT partition table... Data Lost?
Try going to device manager and uninstalling the driver.
"__" <guest@login.net> wrote in message
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> I have a 320 GB drive in a USB external converter (the big plastic shell
> that turns any IDE drive into a USB 2.0 drive).
>
> I did something I shouldn't have done, I just pulled the plug instead of
> doing the nice "safely remove hardware" I guess they really mean it.
>
>
> Here's the sequence:
>
> 1. Vista doesn't remount the drive, it's found in Disk management as 800GB
> ??
>
> 2. Installed Disk rescue. It was able to locate some data (after a few
> hours) but not nearly all of it. .
>
> 3. Rebooted box, lengggggthy checkdisk autoruns, and fixes tons of journal
> entries and lost chunks.
>
> 4. Drive letter shows up. Disk management says there is a 320GB partition
> in a 800GB drive. Files and folder structure show up, but filenames point
> to different data! Like clicking on one MP3 starts playing another MP3,
> and I even hear overlayed MP3's and what sounds like sped up voice (yikes)
>
> 5. I ran another checkdisk now, with switches /f /r /x /b, but the same
> result, filenames (and even their thumbnails) are correct, but they point
> to the wrong data


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