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About online789

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  1. Jaclaz, Firstly, I owe you an apology as I was supposed to provide you results of my search for the NTFS and FILE0 after scanning my HDD, but never did. You were able to correctly identify the location of the $MFTmirror (I believe) and I was able to save it to a file. This was fantastic, thank you. I wasn't able to find the NTFS entry, however. This has everything to do with me and nothing to do with the actual tool you had recommended. Indeed, I did use Windows based version of DMDE as you had suggested. But lack of my understanding of the innerworkings of NTFS file structure I didn't exactl
  2. Update..... I had to objectives that needed to be met in order to make this work: 1. Clone the 'damaged' drive 2. Repair the 'cloned' drive to get to my files + directories From my previous posts, you will see I had trouble with both. Alas, I have solved both issues. 1. Cloning: In order to clone the drive, I used the trusty 'dd' command in Linux. I downloaded the latest Ubuntu 13.10 USB in 64 bit (64 bit since my computer could support it and I needed all the horsepower). Ubuntu was run as in "Live" mode. I installed 'pv'. A program that helped me gauge the time it takes for dd to finish clon
  3. Thanks again for your detailed explanation and help. One more question... What is the best disk editor that you would recommend? I am interested only in Linux version. I used Active@ Disk Editor but I'm not happy with its ability to search range of sectors.
  4. I ran into a little trouble trying to clone the 'damaged' drive using CloneZilla. This might be a noob problem. CloneZilla only copies the 500MB 'partition', even if I ask it to do a sector by sector copy in Adanced Menu. I know there are Windows based disk cloning tools, but I don't have much experience with any of them and rather stick with a bootable USB based solution. Could anyone recommend a method to clone the entrie 'damaged' drive to the 'spare' drive? Could dd method work? (as in sudo dd if=/dev/sdc of=/dev/sdd) Mind you: The two drives are exactly the same make and model, Seagate B
  5. Thanks jaclaz. Here is an image of the details of this drive model from another forum. This isn't my drive, but the same exact model and capacity. The image provides all the details of this drive (clusters, blocks, etc.). Permit me a few hours to report back as I need to create another clone. The clone on the 'spare' drive has been messed around with too much.
  6. PS. I also want to point out that I have read the following posts on this site, the situations others had were similar, but not same. The solutions offered by jaclaz were spot on for these situations, but aren't specific to my case (as I only had one NTFS partition and also a MUCH larger drive). I have read the following posts: http://www.msfn.org/...howtopic=141687 http://www.msfn.org/...howtopic=141448 http://www.msfn.org/...howtopic=140675 http://www.msfn.org/...howtopic=133933
  7. Hi, I was attempting to write an .img file (akin to .iso image) to my SD card using Win32diskimager (found here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/?source=navbar) By mistake I wrote the image to my external HDD (Seagate BackupPlus 3TB). BTW, as you can read from SourceForge page, many others have made same mistake. The HDD was not modified and had the factory setting; that is, it had one partition and was NTFS file. The content of IMG file were no more than 73MB, but it created a FAT32 partition of 500MB. My Linux and Win8 machines both see (but don't mount) the 500MB parti
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