[OT] Plea for help

ddas dev at digifilm.com
Sat Oct 15 22:37:01 EDT 2011


Disk Warrior is the best tool under the circumstances, as mentioned by Tim.
Tech Tool Pro is a good supplement.

Good luck,
-Debdoot

On Oct 15, 2011, at 8:27 PM, Roger Eller wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 2:34 PM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:
> 
>> I took my 1.4 TB external hard-drive up to the school; partitioned into 8
>> HFS+ partitions and 2 DOS ones. Tried to reformat one of the HFS+ ones as
>> DOS at which point the whole Hard-Drive went down.
>> 
>> This was with Disk tools on a G3 iMac running Mac OS 10.4.11
>> 
>> Both Mac and Linux say the thing is completely unformatted; and I have lost
>> my backups for the last 15 years.
>> 
>> Advice gratefully received  [ apart from "always backup everything onto 97
>> seperate devices . . . :( ]
> 
> 
> Here's some free software that may help.  You'll have to attach the drive to
> a Windows machine, and the hfs partitions are not recoverable with this
> tool.  I've also seen drives recovered with testdisk on linux, but I haven't
> done it myself.
> 
> http://www.ptdd.com/
> 
> ˜Roger
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