Latest windows update breaks partition table...

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Nekron, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. Nekron

    Nekron MDL Novice

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    I updated windows 10 last night, latest batch of updates, rebooted all worked fine, after turning it off and trying to turn it on in morning it refused to boot, only to find out system disk partition table has failed and changed it to RAW from NTFS im 100% sure this is related to windows, since it never happened with w7 witch was 4 years old install...
     
  2. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    If that was caused by WU not one of us would be here today.
     
  3. lquser

    lquser MDL Novice

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    Whatever problem came from download sysresccd dot org/Download and use TestDisk, I believe all partition is there, just little fix. Unfortunately windows chkdsk, refuse to attempt anything on partition marked as RAW, suggested software is free open-source. If have bootable Win10, automatic system repair can fix the problem too.
     
  4. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    If you have another PC handy, connect your HDD to it and use the undelete partition wizard from acronis or paragon.

    Alternatively use them from USB/DVD

    If it's just the partition table being corrupted you have great chances to recover your situation in matter of minutes
     
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  5. Nekron

    Nekron MDL Novice

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    I recovered after few hours of tempering and 1st finding whats going on, i used Hiren and TestDisk to recover bootrecored and partition information, its def related to windows or office update that was pushed last night, nothing else was installed or removed from system
     
  6. cengizhan

    cengizhan MDL Senior Member

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    no update can destroy partition table. it is very possible that you have a bad hardware. possibly ram or hdd.
     
  7. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    Wrong - no way it is related to a WU. Don is right, there would be 10,000 posts here if what you propose is true. I'm sorry you had a hardware failure. Just restore from your image backup. Don't have a backup? Perhaps this will get you to consider one. Think I'm being harsh? Well, it happened to me years ago. One time only. Now I have backup images coming out of all my bodily orrifices.
     
  8. shawnmos

    shawnmos MDL Member

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    This happened to me once. Think it was related to a power failure at the exact moment the HD was writing the partition table. I believe I was able to use TeskDisk to fix the table and everything was back to working.

    Still, good reason to have backups!
     
  9. pf100

    pf100 MDL Addicted

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    TestDisk has gotten me out of a jam more than once. I accidentally did a quick format on my ex-wife's external hard drive with years of pictures on it and I got it all back with TestDisk.

    Oh, and I had no problem with yesterday's updates at all. Updated, rebooted, done.
     
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  10. maddog0266

    maddog0266 MDL Expert

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    No way related to WU.
    You have a HDD that is on its way out.
    Go buy a new HDD.
     
  11. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Member

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    What does S.M.A.R.T. say for your HDD? If the mobo doesn't have it natively, there are tons of utilities that will query the HDD for the detailed report.
     
  12. Nekron

    Nekron MDL Novice

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    Its intel ssd and it shows over 90% health and its few years old tho
     
  13. spkleader

    spkleader MDL Senior Member

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    Nekron: I sugest you... replace your sata cable :)
     
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  14. maddog0266

    maddog0266 MDL Expert

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    Your Drive is about to die.
    Sorry to say that but it is fact.
    I have lost 2 SSD drives in the last year.
    One a Western and the other a Samsung.
    I have gone back to old SATA style drives.
    Looks like they still need to get the bugs out of them.
     
  15. bromanbro

    bromanbro MDL Member

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    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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