I am trying to restore partitions on an old hard drive. The drive has been formatted previously. I am using TestDisk 6.14. When I choose the option Deeper Search I think it finds something, because a screen that looks like a list of partitions flashes quickly before my eyes, but it says that the hard drive is too small.
A hard drive being too small... what does that imply? It's quite normal for an old hard drive to be small. It's only 15 GB! If it was a 1750 GB hard drive and I got that message that would be alarming. But for an old hard drive... well, of course it's small?! I'm sure TestDisk supports hard drives that are 15 GB or smaller?!
Disk /dev/sdd - 15 GB / 14 GiB - CHS 1871 255 63 The harddisk (15 GB / 14 GiB) seems too small! ((30 GB / 28 GiB)) Check the harddisk size_ HD jumpers settings, BIOS detection... The following partition can't be be recovered: Partition Start End Size in sectors > HPFS - NTFS 1870 254 63 3741 253 62 30057552 [ Continue ] NTFS, blocksize=4096, 15 GB / 14 GiB
What are my chances of restoring the partitions?
Screenshots; step by step.
The screen that just flashes by appears here, right between these two. I would have to do a screen recording to capture that particular frame. Is there a way to pause TestDisk at this point to allow me to read what it says on that screen?...
Update: Here is a screenshot of that screen.
Pressing Enter just returns to the main menu.