Bane not only introduced me to Openfiler, but shared with me his experience and knowledge of the product and how to best utilize it for Oracle RAC.
If you are seeing the Windows 8 loading screen then you are getting past the problem that this blog post fixes.
Though it came with the standard restore partition, the hard disk was corrupted and needed replacement.
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The one thing I noticed is that the partition says it it NTFS, yet when I did the deeper search, it looks like tried to analyze it as FAT16.
Since you are using utilities like fdisk then this may not be an option for you since it is a Windows program.
Clicking drives must be disconnected and taken to a data recovery lab where they have the proper tools to recover the data.
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On another note, I suggested this method to someone on the forum to back up their data and they said it is asking for a username and password.
Those messages just give insight into the methods it is having to resort to in order to try and find partitions.
It is important to note that chkdsk prioritizes file system health over data so it will cause data loss if that is what it needs to do in order to repair the file system.
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Also, to anybody else reading this, make sure that your files and folders are properly listed in the step before choosing to WRITE the new partition table.
Hi, If you have put an internal hard drive into an external caddy for testing purposes using a different PC, ensure the caddy can support the size of the hard drive, my 1TB disc was showing up as raw during chkdsk and I did loads of testing before I decided to open my main PC and take the drive out of the usb caddy and put it in there to try the repairs.
FAT partitions created under Linux and Windows out of the boot list, while adding detection of GRUB BIOS Boot Partitions to the list.