I have a hard drive problem.
I have a Seagate 400gb sata on a Promise SataII 150 TX4.
This drive has no mechanical problems, but the file system seems to be damaged. The drive keeps dropping off of windows which makes recovery very difficult.
I have used
BartPE October Full Build
Ontrack EasyRecovery Pro
Knoppix is good in the recovery but there is no NTFS write support so I have to back up to my mp3 player.
The small files come off fine and I can recover 300 mb max per session before the drive drops off of Knoppix.
BartPe has the tools but the do not seem to work.
Ontrack's Diagnostic Disk finds and test the drive fine
Ontrack's Recovery Disk does not find the drive and therefore the drive cannot be recoverd from.
The MFT seemed to be the culprit and I have ran chkdsk, and partition disk doctor on the drive to fix the MFT but it seems to have only a minor affect.
Below is the failed snippet from the diagnostic log file.
File Structure Test Result:
Partition 1 (NTFS (400 GB) Digital Video) Result: Failed with critical Errors
The following errors were found while scanning the volume:
- One or more errors were found in the index
- One or more errors were found in metadata file records
NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for
informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with
the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system.
Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing
file system test results.
I have attached the full diagnostic file.
I have a real problem recovering large files over 300mb, can anyone recommend a tool or app that can do the recovery well?