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2 of my Hard Drives aren't showing the data


EdwinXVS

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I was trying to install elementary OS alongside Windows but when the installation was finishing it crashed. When I went back to Windows my hard drive didn't appear and now it says in Manage>Storage>Disk Management Disk 1 Dynamic - Invalid i posted a picture of this.I tried with Ubuntu then on the other disk same thing happened. Is there a way to get them back to normal without losing the data?
 

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  1. Go to: Downloads | mh-nexus , scroll down and select English/portable edition and download.
  2. Unzip and right click on HxD.exe and select run as Administrator
  3. Click on Extras->Options and uncheck "Open disk as readonly by default"
  4. Click on the HD icon and select the disk (#1 from screen shot)
  5. select sector 0 (#2)
  6. From address 1C2, if it shows: 42 then change it to: 07 (#3)
  7. Reboot and run chkdsk /f X: where X is the drive letter.

NOTE: Since you've done something with UBUNTU, I am not sure if any damage done with it. Try it with one disk first.


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EdwinXVS

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  1. Go to: Downloads | mh-nexus , scroll down and select English/portable edition and download.
  2. Unzip and right click on HxD.exe and select run as Administrator
  3. Click on Extras->Options and uncheck "Open disk as readonly by default"
  4. Click on the HD icon and select the disk (#1 from screen shot)
  5. select sector 0 (#2)
  6. From address 1C2, if it shows: 42 then change it to: 07 (#3)
  7. Reboot and run chkdsk /f X: where X is the drive letter.

NOTE: Since you've done something with UBUNTU, I am not sure if any damage done with it. Try it with one disk first.


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Thanks for the fast reply I really don't know which is which here are all of the disk HD 1.PNG HD 2.PNG HD 3.PNG HD 4.PNG
 

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Installing a Linux distro changed the MBR and along with changed that drive to EXT4. You would have to uninstall GRUB & fix the MBR. You will lose data if you do not do it correct.
 

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EdwinXVS

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Installing a Linux distro changed the MBR and along with changed that drive to EXT4. You would have to uninstall GRUB & fix the MBR. You will lose data if you do not do it correct.
none of the Linux distros finished the installation when bot of them where almost finished both threw errors .Could they still change the mbr
 

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From your screen shot, I can see that Hard disk 2 at location 1C2 = 42 which indicates it is a dynamic disk, just replace it with 07 and click on save.

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    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
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    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
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    Antec 1200
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    Danger Den H20
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Drive D: looks OK but does not have any data
Drive H: is also OK and does have data
E: and F: do not look right.

If you open H: , you should have some data in it.
BTW, did you do step 7 above ???
 

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    MSI-Z97
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    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
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    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
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    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
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    Antec 850W
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    Danger Den H20
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Installing a Linux distro changed the MBR and along with changed that drive to EXT4. You would have to uninstall GRUB & fix the MBR. You will lose data if you do not do it correct.
none of the Linux distros finished the installation when bot of them where almost finished both threw errors .Could they still change the mbr
Yes it still changed the MBR. Along with made those drives EXT4. You are going to lose data on any drives that are partitioned as separate drives.

You do not need to hex edit anything. You just need to use Gpartd and then repair the MBR. Restore, Fix, Repair Master Boot Record in Windows 8 | 7
 

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    Memory
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    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
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    None needed. It is Linux.
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EdwinXVS

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Installing a Linux distro changed the MBR and along with changed that drive to EXT4. You would have to uninstall GRUB & fix the MBR. You will lose data if you do not do it correct.
none of the Linux distros finished the installation when bot of them where almost finished both threw errors .Could they still change the mbr
Yes it still changed the MBR. Along with made those drives EXT4. You are going to lose data on any drives that are partitioned as separate drives.

You do not need to hex edit anything. You just need to use Gpartd and then repair the MBR. Restore, Fix, Repair Master Boot Record in Windows 8 | 7
I tried the steps on the link but still can't see the data on E: and F:. E: has all of my Games :(
 

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Run a Ubuntu DVD as a Live DVD, to see if it even sees anything on those drives, when it mounts them. It is possible that they were wiped out, when you started the install. Running Ubuntu as a LiveDVD, will not change anything on any drive. It will though help to allow you to figure out how far into the install you went. Along with if there is any data still on those drives.
 

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    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
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    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
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    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

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EdwinXVS

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Run a Ubuntu DVD as a Live DVD, to see if it even sees anything on those drives, when it mounts them. It is possible that they were wiped out, when you started the install. Running Ubuntu as a LiveDVD, will not change anything on any drive. It will though help to allow you to figure out how far into the install you went. Along with if there is any data still on those drives.
In Ubuntu E: seems to have an Ubuntu installation that doesn't work(I tried to boot E:) and F: doesn't even appear on Ubuntu. When i tried to install Ubuntu and elementaryOS I selected small partitions of the drives why it fu^%&*^&* the whole drive.
 

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Then the drives have been formatted during the attempt to install Linux. This is why you make images of the drives, before you do anything. Consider it a lesson learned, and all you can do is start from scratch, installing those games.
 

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    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

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Then the drives have been formatted during the attempt to install Linux. This is why you make images of the drives, before you do anything. Consider it a lesson learned, and all you can do is start from scratch, installing those games.
At least all of them where free play, thanks for everything guys.
 

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When you get things back to normal, make an image backup on all drives. I use Clonezilla for my laptop. Doing multiple drives, means multiple times of running the program. One image per drive. EaseUS Todo Workstation is a better cloning program. It would handle your setup with no issues. Just make sure you have enough storage space for the images.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.

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