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Ok so, I finished scanning with Recuva and it didn't seem to find anything, either I'm doing something wrong or it's all lost.

I'll try using a software named PC System file recovery, I had to turn off my desktop because there's a malfunction in the local power grid (great...) so the power is failing atm.

What a day!
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I use getdataback for ntfs to recover data.. never tried to recover truecrypt partition though. might want to give that a go.. i have recovered data after 4 full formats.. ( it reads at least the last 4 partition tables )
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I'm back online, running GetDataBack for NTSF atm, it's searching for NTFS file systems.

Cross your fingers everyone! x.x
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Ok so this is what I got



What am I supossed to do from here?
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Ok so this is what I got



What am I supossed to do from here?
I would choose the 2nd or 3rd one down on the left. either of those are most likely to have your data. the bottom one is less while the others have more data
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Do TrueCrypt volumes all start with the same magic marker?

I'm going to take a stab in the dark and say... Windows overwrote the start of the TrueCrypt volume with NTFS crap, so now TrueCrypt can't recognize your encrypted data.

Your best bet (and this is purely a guess) is to get an identical hard drive and set up a TrueCrypt volume on it the same way. Then using a Linux LiveCD, you dump the first few megabytes of both volumes to files on a third drive using the linux command dd - finally, you open both in a hex editor and compare the differences. Make a new copy of the broken one, then try to fix it. (your guess is as good as mine) Finally, use DD to write the changes back to the drive. (Make sure you keep the original broken one in case it doesn't work)

Oh man... not going to be easy.
     
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Do TrueCrypt volumes all start with the same magic marker?

I'm going to take a stab in the dark and say... Windows overwrote the start of the TrueCrypt volume with NTFS crap, so now TrueCrypt can't recognize your encrypted data.

Your best bet (and this is purely a guess) is to get an identical hard drive and set up a TrueCrypt volume on it the same way. Then using a Linux LiveCD, you dump the first few megabytes of both volumes to files on a third drive using the linux command dd - finally, you open both in a hex editor and compare the differences. Make a new copy of the broken one, then try to fix it. (your guess is as good as mine) Finally, use DD to write the changes back to the drive. (Make sure you keep the original broken one in case it doesn't work)

Oh man... not going to be easy.
I have a better solution.

Icekilla, this is what you need:

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post #18 of 25
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Nah, I need to relax a lot.

I checked on my netbook's hard drive (usually make backups here), and, all of the important files I had on my 80GB hard drive were backed up there, except my software collection. Such a shame, because it took me a long time to collect all those drivers, programs and firmwares but whatever, I can download them again, right?

I decided to make a fresh install on my system, which is what I'm doing right now.

Any suggestions on what AV to install? I usually go with ESET Smat Security 4, been using it for a long time and I feel safe with it but, do you know something better and, perhaps free?
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ESET is one of the best. I also like Avast. (free) But on my main gaming PC, I don't run anything.
     
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I'm a bit worried about my hard drives.

Once I'm done reinstalling, I want to make a S.M.A.R.T. test on the 2 of them, what software should I use?
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