Goofed up GPT partition table... Data Lost?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by __, Jul 20, 2008.

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    __ Guest

    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
     
    __, Jul 20, 2008
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    Smithsonian Guest

    Try going to device manager and uninstalling the driver.
     
    Smithsonian, Jul 23, 2008
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