October 1st, 2016, 8:45
fzabkar wrote:Check these components:
http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/HDD/bi ... diodes.jpg
If they are OK, and if there is no visible damage elsewhere, try to spin up the drive inside your PC. Don't write anything to it, though.
October 1st, 2016, 19:06
October 2nd, 2016, 1:32
October 2nd, 2016, 4:53
October 2nd, 2016, 4:58
stemp23 wrote:Thank you for the quick reply. Could you please tell me how I can do this?
October 2nd, 2016, 7:22
pcn wrote:Use DMDE disk editor (free, dmde.com) and open the drive, do not use show partitions in first dialogue. Post a screenshot of the hex content (first sector).
Also post smart values of that drive with crystal disk info. If drive is encrypted (I think it is) but fine your DIY options are:
1) repair bridge-board
2) get a known working bridge board on ebay
3) decrypt data with reallymine (search forum for info)
If drive has errors it might be a good idea to first do a clone (with ddrescue) and then only work with that clone.
Roberto wrote:stemp23 wrote:Thank you for the quick reply. Could you please tell me how I can do this?
You can download one of this tools or a similar one:
WinHex - https://www.x-ways.net/winhex/ (Demo Version)
HexWorkshop - http://www.hexworkshop.com/ (Demo Version)
Hxd - https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/ (Free)
Dmde - https://dmde.com/ (Free Edition)
After installing for example HexWorkshop you start the application and make the following:
Menu Disk --> Open Drive
Menu Disk --> Save Sectors (Starting Sector 0 and Ending Sector 1)
Please also save sector these two sectors: 3907026307 and 3907024928
For other applications the menu commands are similar.
Then you can upload the binary files to this thread.
October 2nd, 2016, 22:16
October 3rd, 2016, 2:25
fzabkar wrote:It appears that you accepted Windows' offer to initialise your drive. You now have an empty partition table in sector 0. This is not a serious problem.
DMDE is showing a sector range of 0 - 3907027054, ie the drive's capacity is being detected as 3907027055 sectors. A 2TB drive normally reports a capacity of 3907029168 sectors.
The difference of 2113 sectors corresponds to a HPA that is created by Gigabyte's Xpress Recovery BIOS. Some Gigabyte motherboards will steal 2113 sectors from the end of the drive and use it to store a backup of the BIOS. You need to restore the full capacity of your drive.
The following article explains the problem and provides a solution.
GigaByte BIOS bug results in loss of 1TB capacity:
October 3rd, 2016, 5:36
October 3rd, 2016, 7:25
October 3rd, 2016, 14:28
stemp23 wrote:After having fixed the HPA I am now scanning the HDD with partition find and mount
Fast Intellecutual Scan: nothing found
Normal Scan: nothing found
Full Scan: -currently running-
October 3rd, 2016, 14:42
Full Scan: nothing found
October 7th, 2016, 13:24
October 7th, 2016, 18:44
October 23rd, 2016, 6:31
October 23rd, 2016, 10:43
stemp23 wrote:Is it normal that it takes THAT long (over a week) or can this be sped up?
December 19th, 2016, 7:19
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