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 Post subject: Interesting HDD issues (or how to kill you MFT)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:51 pm 
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While attempting to copy over files from my old EIDE drive to my spiffy new SATA drive, I plugged in the old drive as a slave on my IDE channel.

The computer booted and recognized the drive, only to go BSOD and reboot.

I then plugged the drive back in as a external USB drive only to find out the MFT was corrupt. I tried running chkdsk (from the cmd), TestDisk, and even tried to mount the drive in Linux (whole other thread).

Anyway, the point of this thread is determine what exactly I did wrong, and how not to repeat the mistake (for myself and others).


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Why did you plug it in as slave? Was there a cd-rom above it as Master?

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Nastyman wrote:
Why did you plug it in as slave? Was there a cd-rom above it as Master?

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Yep...


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Did you try running checkdisk with the r and f flags?

As in: chkdsk /r /f and point to the ide drive?

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Nastyman wrote:
Did you try running checkdisk with the r and f flags?

As in: chkdsk /r /f and point to the ide drive?

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Yep, covered that in the first post.

chkdsk failed both from the GUI and the cmd.

I ended up running GetDataBack over 48 hours and recovered everything.


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Most people that say they used checkdisk don't use the /r /f flags that is why I asked.

Good to hear ya got your data back!

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