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  1. #10


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    What are mbr and boot sector etc called for hdd. I mean what's relation.
    Any link to this will good. I just not able to think what phrase to enter in GOOGLE.

    I really appreciate your efforts.

    I am thinking when I restored c, windows re-created all drives, mbr and boot sector of Bitlocker drives is disturbed. Backup was before encryption.
    Last edited by jillianwyatt; 22 Jul 2016 at 10:41. Reason: Update

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  2. #11


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    Usually when this happens, it's an indication that the data on the drive is corrupted and can't be recovered.

    MBR is for master boot record.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...or=-2147217396
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  3. #12


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    Can you confirm there is no issue with partition table?

    Why one drive that was also encrypted out of 5 have data and readable?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by jillianwyatt; 22 Jul 2016 at 11:04. Reason: Crtical update
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  4. #13


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    I'm afraid that I wouldn't know to be able to say.
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  5. #14


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    Update to the case.
    I ran below commands.
    J:

    Bootrec /FixMBR


    Bootrex /FixBoot


    Chkdsk J: /f Click image for larger version
    Looking for your expert opinion.

    I think there is a software by Norton to remove bad starting sectors of a drive to read remaining data.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by jillianwyatt; 24 Jul 2016 at 10:22. Reason: Update
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  6. #15


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    That may help normally, but I'm not sure when you have BitLocker involved. Hopefully someone may know more than me on this to further help.
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  7. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    That may help normally, but I'm not sure when you have BitLocker involved. Hopefully someone may know more than me on this to further help.
    How to contact him? Can you please refer me?

    Thanks.
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  8. #17


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    updateClick image for larger version
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  9. #18


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    Jillian,

    It looks like the drive is toast. You may be able to format it to be able to use it again, but you will lose all data on it.
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  10. #19


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    Thanks.
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