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    backup using dd command directly or using a backup application - I use the clonezilla live CD for hard drive backups.

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    so after a deep scan in testdisk, when selecting the Intel partition option, this is what i get:

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    TestDisk 6.8, Data Recovery Utility, August 2007
    Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
    http://www.cgsecurity.org
    
    Disk /dev/sdb - 8021 MB / 7649 MiB - CHS 1023 247 62
    
         Partition                  Start        End    Size in sectors
    
    
    No partition found or selected for recovery
    
    
    
    [  Quit  ]
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    is there an other way to manuely start MBR rebuilding?
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    I have not tried this but it may help ... backup first !
    Once you have partition recovered check if files already exist ... if they don't then you can then run testdisk again to search for files.
    Good luck ...

    ED:btw do you know the disk partition structure - was it a single fat partition ?

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    i now get this:
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    Partition table entries are not in disk order
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 8019 MB, 8019509248 bytes
    247 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1022 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 15314 * 512 = 7840768 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    In TestDisk I selected [None] instead of [intel/PC] and in advance i changed the FS to FAT32, and it rebuild the partition table, so now all i get is a superblock error when i want do mount the drive.
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    What does fdisk -l report ... are all cylinders allocated to the single partition. For a new flash drive (4GB) I got 1063 cylinders, start at 1 and end at 1064 with system W95 FAT32 (LBA).

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    That was fdisk -l...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalinux_n00bie View Post
    That was fdisk -l...
    But is does not show any partitions ... but notes below indicate fat32 partition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan183 View Post
    But is does not show any partitions ... but notes below indicate fat32 partition
    I did a repair of my fat32 system.... and now i'm getting a bad_root_sector when I scan it...... I think i totally killed it....
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    Did you backup the disk ... so you can restore the previous status ? If you did now would be a good time to restore.


    If you don't have a backup ... how did you repair the fat32 partition ?

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