BIBM installation destroyed info on one USB hard drive

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Re: BIBM installation destroyed info on one USB hard drive

Postby mjnelson99 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:28 pm

If it needs to be inserted, how can EaseUS DataRecovery see the drive
and its files?
I am not arguing. It just seems like the drive should be seen as is?

On 8/23/2016 8:04 PM, MJNelson wrote:
> Should say files. I guess fail is on my mind.
>
> On 8/23/2016 7:58 PM, MJNelson wrote:
>> I did not need to do anything to the 2nd USB drive to access all its
>> fails. It should not be necessary, should it?
>>
>> EaseUS looks like it is going to work. I really do not want to leave it
>> now since it IS finding the files.
>>
>> On 8/23/2016 7:48 PM, Brian K wrote:
>>> mjnelson99 wrote:
>>>
>>> . It did not even appear in BIBM now. Disk mgmt showed nothing on it.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Mary, you have to Insert the partition into the MBR. Click the Fill button. Then you will see the partition in Windows and Disk Management.
>>>
>>> It's because the disk is EMBR.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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Re: BIBM installation destroyed info on one USB hard drive

Postby mjnelson99 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:44 pm

I took a chance and went into BIBM. There was no recovery option
available so I am back to EaseUS and it will be 6-8 hours in all
probability.

From what I have seen so far about a disappeared drive EaseUS has the
option to go there so it can look there specifically. A useful feature,
is it not?

On 8/23/2016 8:28 PM, MJNelson wrote:
> If it needs to be inserted, how can EaseUS DataRecovery see the drive
> and its files?
> I am not arguing. It just seems like the drive should be seen as is?
>
> On 8/23/2016 8:04 PM, MJNelson wrote:
>> Should say files. I guess fail is on my mind.
>>
>> On 8/23/2016 7:58 PM, MJNelson wrote:
>>> I did not need to do anything to the 2nd USB drive to access all its
>>> fails. It should not be necessary, should it?
>>>
>>> EaseUS looks like it is going to work. I really do not want to leave it
>>> now since it IS finding the files.
>>>
>>> On 8/23/2016 7:48 PM, Brian K wrote:
>>>> mjnelson99 wrote:
>>>>
>>>> . It did not even appear in BIBM now. Disk mgmt showed nothing on it.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Mary, you have to Insert the partition into the MBR. Click the Fill button. Then you will see the partition in Windows and Disk Management.
>>>>
>>>> It's because the disk is EMBR.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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Re: BIBM installation destroyed info on one USB hard drive

Postby Brian K » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:07 pm

Mary,

In BIBM Partition Work, select the Drive for the USB HD. Do you see a Partition or Free Space?

In BIBM Boot Edit, select the Boot Item and click Edit. For the relevant Drive, select the 0) line and click Fill. Is there a Partition?
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Re: BIBM installation destroyed info on one USB hard drive

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:15 pm

you just go to the drive and change the disk type from EMBR to MBR or add
the partitions to the boot item. See the first quick link at
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/support-bootit-bare-metal.htm


if they didn't show up in partition work, you'd just click undelete.



"MJNelson" wrote in message news:12281@public.bootitbm...

I installed BIBM with more than 4 partitions and Windows is booting okay.

I should have disconnect BOTH USB hard drives first though.

A 2 GB Seagate drive wit over 1 GB of stuff on it is now a blank disk.

I have not done anything with it right now.

What can I do to possibly recover at least part of what was on it. It
also contained many Image files. Some of those ARE elsewhere as well.
Thanks
Mary Nelson

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Re: BIBM installation destroyed info on one USB hard drive

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:20 pm

If you have the drive attached at boot, the BIOS will map it in, that's the
only way the boot item or install would access the drive to create or
configure the embr. Otherwise, the USB bus option if on USB2 could be
used. So just attach the drive, boot, go to that drive, change the disk
type to MBR so you don't have to worry about the boot item configuration.

"MJNelson" wrote in message news:12293@public.bootitbm...

Shouldn't BIBM see the drive w/o putting it in??????
I haven't used embr for a LONG time now when I used BING.


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Re: BIBM installation destroyed info on one USB hard drive

Postby CyberSimian » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:45 am

mjnelson99 wrote:
> Shouldn't BIBM see the drive w/o putting it in the boot item??????

It sounds as though you are having the same problem that I am -- my USB disk cannot be seen by BIBM in "Partition Work". What worked for me this morning was:

(1) Plug disk into a USB3 socket (even though the disk is USB2).
(2) Power on the disk and wait 10 seconds.
(3) Power on the laptop and boot BIBM.
(4) Disk cannot be seen by BIBM in "Partition Work".
(5) Reboot BIBM; disk is now visible and can be accessed.

Why is the reboot necessary? I don't know. :?

One other piece of advice that may relate to your other problem with the disappearing files:

NEVER, NEVER, NEVER create EMBRs on removable devices such as USB disks.
Use EMBRs only for internal disks.

-- from CyberSimian in the UK
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Re: BIBM installation destroyed info on one USB hard drive

Postby mjnelson99 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:29 am

I was able to recover quite a bit of stuff from the erased drive using
the program I mentioned.

It is now MBR & functioning okay. Both Windows and Defraggler say it is
healthy. I had no problems formatting it in Windows.

Yet when I attempted to format it in BIBM first, it had a problem. I
think it said there were disk problems. Not sure of the wording.
Now I am not sure if it is really damaged.


On 8/23/2016 6:17 PM, MJNelson wrote:
> I installed BIBM with more than 4 partitions and Windows is booting okay.
>
> I should have disconnect BOTH USB hard drives first though.
>
> A 2 GB Seagate drive wit over 1 GB of stuff on it is now a blank disk.
>
> I have not done anything with it right now.
>
> What can I do to possibly recover at least part of what was on it. It
> also contained many Image files. Some of those ARE elsewhere as well.
> Thanks
> Mary Nelson
>
>
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Re: BIBM installation destroyed info on one USB hard drive

Postby mjnelson99 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:22 am

P.S. It would not let me change it to MBR at first.
I had to play with it first.

On 8/24/2016 12:29 PM, MJNelson wrote:
> I was able to recover quite a bit of stuff from the erased drive using
> the program I mentioned.
>
> It is now MBR & functioning okay. Both Windows and Defraggler say it is
> healthy. I had no problems formatting it in Windows.
>
> Yet when I attempted to format it in BIBM first, it had a problem. I
> think it said there were disk problems. Not sure of the wording.
> Now I am not sure if it is really damaged.
>
>
> On 8/23/2016 6:17 PM, MJNelson wrote:
>> I installed BIBM with more than 4 partitions and Windows is booting okay.
>>
>> I should have disconnect BOTH USB hard drives first though.
>>
>> A 2 GB Seagate drive wit over 1 GB of stuff on it is now a blank disk.
>>
>> I have not done anything with it right now.
>>
>> What can I do to possibly recover at least part of what was on it. It
>> also contained many Image files. Some of those ARE elsewhere as well.
>> Thanks
>> Mary Nelson
>>
>>
>
>
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Re: BIBM installation destroyed info on one USB hard drive

Postby TeraByte Support » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:02 pm

You didn't need to do anything other than adjust the boot item or undelete.

at this point, if you want to reformat, just change type to mbr, create one
big partition. Otherwise if already there with the files, just use that.


"MJNelson" wrote in message news:12310@public.bootitbm...

I was able to recover quite a bit of stuff from the erased drive using
the program I mentioned.

It is now MBR & functioning okay. Both Windows and Defraggler say it is
healthy. I had no problems formatting it in Windows.

Yet when I attempted to format it in BIBM first, it had a problem. I
think it said there were disk problems. Not sure of the wording.
Now I am not sure if it is really damaged.


On 8/23/2016 6:17 PM, MJNelson wrote:
> I installed BIBM with more than 4 partitions and Windows is booting okay.
>
> I should have disconnect BOTH USB hard drives first though.
>
> A 2 GB Seagate drive wit over 1 GB of stuff on it is now a blank disk.
>
> I have not done anything with it right now.
>
> What can I do to possibly recover at least part of what was on it. It
> also contained many Image files. Some of those ARE elsewhere as well.
> Thanks
> Mary Nelson
>
>

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Re: BIBM installation destroyed info on one USB hard drive

Postby mjnelson99 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:59 am

This morning it changed the D partition and a different USB drive to
EMBR. I DID NOT change it myself and neither were EMBR this morning on
bootup.

I went in looking for some info and actually made no known changes. Next
thing I know both are unavailable in Windows.

I managed to get the Toshiba drive accessible again and it looks like it
is complete.

When I look at D it does not have an active link to Change MBR and IT IS
now EMBR.

Since I am not sure how to add a non-bootable partition to the boot
menu, would love to just get D back where it was.

Will try again AFTER imaging my Windows partition.
Mary

On 8/24/2016 9:02 PM, TeraByte Support wrote:
> You didn't need to do anything other than adjust the boot item or undelete.
>
> at this point, if you want to reformat, just change type to mbr, create one
> big partition. Otherwise if already there with the files, just use that.
>
>
> "MJNelson" wrote in message news:12310@public.bootitbm...
>
> I was able to recover quite a bit of stuff from the erased drive using
> the program I mentioned.
>
> It is now MBR & functioning okay. Both Windows and Defraggler say it is
> healthy. I had no problems formatting it in Windows.
>
> Yet when I attempted to format it in BIBM first, it had a problem. I
> think it said there were disk problems. Not sure of the wording.
> Now I am not sure if it is really damaged.
>
>
> On 8/23/2016 6:17 PM, MJNelson wrote:
>> I installed BIBM with more than 4 partitions and Windows is booting okay.
>>
>> I should have disconnect BOTH USB hard drives first though.
>>
>> A 2 GB Seagate drive wit over 1 GB of stuff on it is now a blank disk.
>>
>> I have not done anything with it right now.
>>
>> What can I do to possibly recover at least part of what was on it. It
>> also contained many Image files. Some of those ARE elsewhere as well.
>> Thanks
>> Mary Nelson
>>
>>
>
>
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