I have a 1T Toshiba portable harddisk, no partition, I used it fresh out from the box. One day I plugged in and the system asked to format the disk before I can use it, and in Disk Management it shows as RAW.
I did some research and it lead me to TestDisk, I have tried to fixed it but not successful.
I have been trying to fixed it with two machine, one from work is running Window 7 64bit (I have no administrator right) and the one from home running on Window Vista 32bit. I hope it will not create any additional problem by mixing the two. I did observed the autodetect by the two systems are different though...
Below are the screen I have captured.
I started testdisk, after create log this is what I see:
Snap1.JPG 48.58KB 9 downloads
Snap2.JPG 57.03KB 11 downloads
When I run this with my laptop (Window Vista) it auto detect it as [Intel], but with my PC (Window 7) it detected [None]. I have not partitioned this disk and [None] should be the correct choice? I have selected [Intel] as what I did with my laptop.
Snap3 - Advance.JPG 46.64KB 17 downloads
I don't seems to be able to do anything so I go back to the previous menu and selected "Analyse", and I see again:
Snap4 - Analyse.JPG 62.23KB 16 downloads
and follow by "Quick Search", after that the search jump quickly to 10/121600 as shown:
Snap5 - Quick Search 2.JPG 37.53KB 10 downloads
And it seems to take forever to advance from here, is it normal? Normally how long does it take to analyse the whole 1T disk?
Please help to advise if I am going along the right path.
Thanks a lot!