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#61
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So take another usb and put PUDTest on their? and open terminal in xpud???

That's not necessary. You can put it on the same usb and run it, then put the usb back into the computer running xPUD.
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I load it on the USB and plug it in, waited about 5minutes and no new "sd" folder appeared anywhere
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Check the original location - sdb1? and if you see then new testdisk folder, open the Terminal window and proceed as instructed.
If not, go ahead and reboot so that the usb device is again visible.
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So on
Mnt>sda1 (my usb)
I should see testfolder or sb
But i dont see that anywhere
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The usb device is normally assigned as sdb1 - the hard drive as sda (1,2 etc). Are you saying the usb was assigned sda? What assignment did the hard drive get assigned?

My experience has been that if the usb device is removed then re-inserted, it will be assigned as another sd* device, such as sdc1, if it does not get re-assigned the original sd* letter.
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Okay nvm got it to work by using another usb
But here was how it assigned my drives
sda1 > USB Drive that I am using
sda2 > Recovery Partition for the drive we are working with
sda3 > The Other side of the drive (300GB) which is accessible (What I used to do some backup of my files)
sdc4 > My other usb that I used to make xPUDtest work
Will have the log attached when its finished scanning
5-10mins

Edited by GeekForgotten, 13 November 2010 - 10:35 PM.

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I'm impressed Noah. Great job and getting to the data.
:D ;)
I'm watching and just amazed. ;)
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Log File is attached
Attached File  testdisk.log   11.19KB   222 downloads


Also when it finished scanning it gave me this message, thought I would take a picture, maybe it could help
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Edited by GeekForgotten, 13 November 2010 - 11:21 PM.

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Please run TestDisk again and complete [Analyse] then [Quick Search]. If prompted to search for partitions created in Vista please say yes.
When the quick search finishes leave it sit and post the partition structure reported.
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will the partition structure just be the log file but a different one ?
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The structure shown on the screen when the Quick Search completes.
I just want to verify what you see with what I see in the log.
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Man scan takes along time
Heres what I see
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A quick scan should not take very long. Couple that with the error message and previously reporting that the drive fails Smart Status, I am compelled to say that I believe the hard drive is failing. I recommend you get all the data you want retrieved while you still have access, then consider replacing the drive.
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Ok i will backup everything i need to do so

Is there any way to ensure that it is not a deadly virus or something?
Otherwise i will jus get another drive
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I can provide instructions for scanning the drive with an online virus scanner, if the machine has internet access whilst in xPUD, though I recommend you get everything backed up first. Every bit of activity on the drive risks the drive failing completely.
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