hard disk not detecting - this is not a Fedora related query

asked 2017-01-12 03:07:41 -0600

Dcompany gravatar image

updated 2017-01-12 21:00:16 -0600

This is nothing to do with Fedora.

My old windows laptop internal drive was crashed. I took that hard drive outside and connected that to IDE/SATA Adaptor cable. In device manager it shows as 2TB hard drive, even though its actual size is 320GB. This must be due to logical error . Am unable to access any files in that.

I tried many softwares found over net to fix bad sector, nothing worked and also took started running for days so I had canceled the operation.

Any suggestion , if I can fix bad sectors using Linux.

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adding some more details...

  • [root@localhost ~]# ntfsfix /dev/sdb Mounting volume... Error reading bootsector: Input/output error FAILED Attempting to correct errors... Error reading bootsector: Input/output error FAILED Failed to startup volume: Input/output error Error reading bootsector: Input/output error Volume is corrupt. You should run chkdsk.
Dcompany gravatar imageDcompany ( 2017-01-12 11:38:33 -0600 )edit

I ran testdisk.. got the below error..

Disk /dev/sdb - 2199 GB / 2047 GiB - CHS 2097151 64 32
Analyse cylinder    12/2097150: 00%
Read error at 11/63/32 (lba=24575)
Dcompany gravatar imageDcompany ( 2017-01-12 21:01:03 -0600 )edit