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  1. to be honest dickster, unless you're having issues with the default open source driver i never bother installing amd's own drivers any more, i do install nvidia's own drivers though.
  2. good idea dickster sorry i was of no help.
  3. try this on first boot when it gets to black screen with cursor, press WIN+P keys, tap down arrow key once then tap enter. with luck you will now see the desktop as normal. i think the issue may have something to do with windows thinking you have more than 1 monitor connected and is displaying on the wrong one, doing the above will tell windows to display on both screens in duplicate mode. you may have to try tapping down arrow key twice for extended desktop if once didn't work. when you can see the desktop i'd download and run intels update software and then i'd update the graphics drivers with luck that will stop the issue. here's a link with steps to follow for trouble shooting black screen :- https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware/black-screen-after-upgrading-to-windows-10/cf3b4559-67d8-40e0-9cf2-ebf4528e1e78
  4. nope never seen such a thing. this might explain why you got such a warning though. :- https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/449095-what-has-happened-to-my-zypper
  5. glad to help. just sorry we couldn't get to 100% of the files being seen in windows, even though they are still on the drive somewhere.
  6. not really but you never know. yes afraid so, you'll have to find them on the backup drive and copy them to this drive. i should have noticed the size of drive and because it was over 2tb should have at least checked things with efi gpt first before suggesting you go ahead and rebuild the mbr. i think things could have still been salvageable even then, but after chkdsk ran and made changes to the mft/files it was then i think things got to a point where we were never going to be able to get everything 100% back to how things were., but we tried anyway. as a last resort run chkdsk on it now and see if it does anything.
  7. no i don't think you did anything wrong, i just decided to not try that route and thought the best you're going to get is what you have now with a single 3tb partition and what files you have on it now. if we made a mistake, it was way back at the beginning when we rebuilt the mbr after analysing the drive with intel instead of efi gpt and then ran chkdsk and it made changes to the files/mft. so to sum up i think what you have now is the best you are going to get. because of the partition starting at 40 you might want to use some software to make sure the drive is aligned but apart from that i don't think there is anything else to do. drive alignment :- https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/align-partition.html if you want to see if we can get all your files back, then in last screenshot choose repair mft and see what it shows, post screenshot.
  8. no you shouldn't need to do anything else. the drive should show in windows and be useable with all/most of your data on it just like when it was in the old enclosure.
  9. what it shows as raw again in windows? it should have been showing as a 3Tb(about 2.7TB) drive with an empty single partition on it after you did the quick format. ok, i don't understand why it's showing as raw still but never mind. lets bite the bullet and write the partition and files testdisk found to the drive. so analyse efi gpt, quick search, etc until you get here :- then write. now when you look at the drive in windows it should show 1 partition with your data on it.
  10. what do you see if you hit type? at the moment i'm not sure if it's best to just write the files it found and listed to the drive or try and see if it can find the original mft and repair that. i'd be a lot happier just writing the files it found if the partition started at 2048 instead of 40, does it look like all your files are there? if so then this might be best option and just write that partition table and filesystem to the drive. you might have some work still to do like search your backup files for the data that's 0kb in size and copy it back to the drive but it should now show in windows as a 3TB drive with most of your data there and useable.
  11. yes caintry. type p to see if it lists your files, post screenshot, then go back and hit continue, post screenshot. start testdisk again and this time instead of analysing the drive click on the advanced option and post screenshot, choose boot and post screenshot, choose repair mft and post screenshot.
  12. if i remember correctly in disk management you just right click on the partitions you want to change (same way you resized the 2TB) then click on delete until all the drive shows as free space. then right click on it and click new partition then follow instructions to create 1 new partition using all the space. once that's done and it shows up as a single 3tb drive in windows use testdisk to analyse the drive (efi gpt) and post a screenshot of what it shows. then do a quick search and post a screenshot of that too, then we'll see where we go from there.
  13. doesn't really make a lot of difference between /r and /f, only real difference is r will check for bad sectors where f won't, so r can take hrs where f doesn't take that long. as long as H is the correct drive then yes chkdsk /r H: or chkdsk /f H: will do.
  14. at this point, i'd just go into windows disk management delete all the partitions on the drive and create 1x3tb ntfs partition with quick format, then i'd see if testdisk could rebuild the file system on that partition so all your data showed up, if that fails then i'd simply bite the bullet and copy the backup files across even though it means a lot of work sifting through them. if you're not worried about the small 8mb partition on the front of the drive , then i'd simply use windows disk management to expand the 2tb partition to use all the empty space on end of drive (maybe try deleting the 8mb partition and seeing if you can expand the new larger partition into it too)then run chkdsk to see if it fixes the 0kb files that are there at the moment. and that i'm afraid are only options i can think of.
  15. on the one that's highlighted in last screenshot click p to list the files and then if they look ok make it primary and write it to drive. see how things look then, maybe run chkdsk too. if it won't let you list the files then to be honest i'd call it a day and delete all partitions, create 1 new one and copy your backup files across.
  16. that's funny, for me it appears right next to that network symbol to share post. try a different browser and see what results you get. i'm on linux of course and using firefox browser. i'm also using noscrypt, adblockplus and an agent switcher set to firefox on os x.
  17. yes you can install programs anywhere. how to :- https://www.windowscentral.com/how-install-apps-separate-drive-windows-10
  18. i think if you mouse over the post you want to report, then in top right of that post you'll see a report post link that doesn't show up unless the mouse is in the post.
  19. you can run it but i don't see it changing anything.
  20. what i think you're hoping to find is a partition that says ms data, start sector should be something like 2048 end sector something starting with 586??????? then check what files are on it and if happy write it to drive then see what shows in windows. if things still aren't right, to be honest i'd just use windows disk management, delete all partitions do a quick format gpt so it shows a single 3tb ntfs partition then copy over your backup files to it, deleting and/or renaming any that need it.
  21. was that last screen after doing a deeper search? if it wasn't i'd first run a deeper search if it was then i'd make it primary anyway even though i'm not happy with it's start sector and write it to drive, and repair bootsector again if needed, then go into windows and see what it shows in disk management and what files are shown, maybe do a chkdsk again on it. if that didn't put everything 100% back to how it was before the case migration, then i'm out of ideas and don't know what else to try.
  22. list files on the one that's highlighted if they are all there then yes make that one P for primary.
  23. hit continue what's shown is no help to you.
  24. i'd just leave every as is for now but if you want just expand the 2TB partition to use all the drive. using easus or windows disk managment makes no difference. don't use that space to create a second partition though whatever you do, and then run chkdsk on it again. caintry the reason files are found on the unallocated space is because it wasn't always unallocated it was 1 big partition that included the now unallocated partition. i've no theory of why testdisk is running slow now when checking the gpt partition, like i've said i've never ever used it on a drive that large where gpt was needed. at the end of the day if we can't get everything reading how it was before the enclosure migration then i'm afraid yes you're going to have to copy over the backup files and overwrite the 0kb files and rename them. i'm wondering why it shows an unused 8mb partition at the start of the drive, looks wrong to me and i'd expect just one 2tb partition on there, and if at the end of the day we can't fix things and it still shows the unused 8mb partition at the start of the drive, then i'd delete all partitions on there and do a quick gpt format so it shows as just 1 partition for all the drive and then copy all the files over from your backup. i think most such files are probably old file left overs from other things that used to be on the drive, when you use file finding software like photorec to find files it doesn't just find files that were shown in windows before the problems it finds files and parts of files of everything that was ever written (and not overwritten after deletion in windows) to the drive, that's why a lot of stuff is junk, and usually where you had say 200GB of real data on there you wanted, after such a search it might find 400GB of data leaving you to go through it and keep what you needed and deleting everything else. yes please, got a feeling you're going to need to do a deep search too, so might as well do that at the same time and report back what that found too, if the searches find a partition that uses all the drive and all your files are on that partition as they were before the enclosure swap then write it to the drive.
  25. yes and no. yes it would look like there were no files on there in windows but no a quick format doesn't actually delete the data on the drive so the files are still there and it's just windows doesn't know how to find them any more, but if you used photorec or the other windows program you originally used to find and backup the files it would still find them. testdisk should also still be able to find the files and fix things again so windows sees them and shows a 3TB drive. i'd think you'd choose the same options as if you started with the intel option, analyse, show files, etc. like i said earlier haven't actually used testdisk on a gpt drive and it's been a very long time since i've used testdisk at all now. if you're happy with how things are at the moment and just want to see a 3TB drive then maybe just converting it to gpt will do that for you. https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-software/free-convert-mbr-to-gpt-without-data-loss.html i doubt it because testdisk would show you 2 partitions when you analyse it and if that was the case then i'd think windows (don't use windows myself.) disk management would show you a 3TB drive with at least a 2TB partition and the rest of the drive as empty space but from my understanding it only shows you a 2TB drive which to me means it only sees a mbr(basic) 2TB drive where it should see a gpt 3TB drive. i'm wondering if the enclosure you bought is capable of using hard drives greater than 2TB not all are, but if it is then i'd think not seeing the drive as gpt for some reason in the first place is why you had the problems to start with.
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