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external HDD won't mount, testdisk recovery help

I've been getting ready for a disk replacement after 7 1/2 years but the disks arrived too late to avoid anything problematic.

My external HDD gave a cylindrical error while reading some data in a program so I knew this was going to be the end of it. I tried to avoid running chkdsk and suffer so I had time to backup but my harddrives won't come in the mail until tomorrow. I tried to navigate to the directory that gave the cylindrical error and half the files couldn't be found, as expected, going back the entire file tree containing couldn't be found either so I tried running chkdsk anyway and just go with it but it couldn't "load a RAW partition", so the boot sector of the drive failed, without thinking I shut off the drive and turned it back on.
Big mistake because now nothing loads at all.

I downloaded testdisk and I'm running an analysis right now, its working, but extremely slowly (has been running for a few hours already) and often gets stuck on a cylinder for several minutes to half an hour often resulting in a read error.

I'm not really familiar with testdisk, I never used it before, I did read the "manual" but that's only describes one scenario, mine already differs from whats on the site so I could use some help in how to fix this so I can access my data, copy and paste everything to the new HDD when it arrives and then zero out the old drive, hoping for the best and using it as "extra storage if needed for junk".

So far the test results are as followed (many more read errors but can't paste them all), I know they're bad, I could use some help/instructions on how to best approach this with minimal to no data loss if possible. Thanks!

Drive I: - 4000 GB / 3726 GiB - CHS 60800 255 63, sector size=4096

Partition table type (auto): None
Drive I: - 4000 GB / 3726 GiB
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Drive I: - 4000 GB / 3726 GiB - CHS 60800 255 63
Geometry from i386 MBR: head=117 sector=53
BAD_RS LBA=1970422794 5742108
check_part_i386 1 type 72: no test
BAD_RS LBA=1952803941 1051071
check_part_i386 2 type 6C: no test
BAD_RS LBA=543519776 5886830
check_part_i386 3 type 69: no test
BAD_RS LBA=2576089098 4327893
check_part_i386 4 type 0A: no test
Current partition structure:
1 * Sys=72 122653 37 19 244069 167 55 1950556267

Warning: Bad ending sector (CHS and LBA don't match)
2 * Sys=6C 121556 107 61 235842 24 32 1835999333

Bad relative sector.
3 * Novell 33832 138 3 153284 27 42 1918989427

Bad relative sector.
4 * OS/2 Boot Manager 160354 33 10 160357 71 25 50605

Bad relative sector.
Only one partition must be bootable
Space conflict between the following two partitions
3 * Novell 33832 138 3 153284 27 42 1918989427
2 * Sys=6C 121556 107 61 235842 24 32 1835999333
Space conflict between the following two partitions
2 * Sys=6C 121556 107 61 235842 24 32 1835999333
1 * Sys=72 122653 37 19 244069 167 55 1950556267
Space conflict between the following two partitions
1 * Sys=72 122653 37 19 244069 167 55 1950556267
4 * OS/2 Boot Manager 160354 33 10 160357 71 25 50605

search_part()
Drive I: - 4000 GB / 3726 GiB - CHS 60800 255 63
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,669440(41/171/3)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,669440(41/171/3)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,669440(41/171/3)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,669442(41/171/5)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,669447(41/171/10)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,669449(41/171/12)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,669455(41/171/18)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,669696(41/175/7)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,669696(41/175/7)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,669698(41/175/9)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,669703(41/175/14)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,669705(41/175/16)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,669711(41/175/22)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,671232(41/199/31)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,671232(41/199/31)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,671232(41/199/31)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,671234(41/199/33)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,671239(41/199/38)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,671241(41/199/40)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,671247(41/199/46)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,671488(41/203/35)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,671488(41/203/35)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,671490(41/203/37)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,671495(41/203/42)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,671497(41/203/44)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,671503(41/203/50)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,671744(41/207/39)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,671744(41/207/39)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,671746(41/207/41)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,671751(41/207/46)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,671753(41/207/48)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,671759(41/207/54)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,672000(41/211/43)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,672000(41/211/43)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,672002(41/211/45)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,672007(41/211/50)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,672009(41/211/52)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,672015(41/211/58)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,672256(41/215/47)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,672256(41/215/47)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,672258(41/215/49)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,672263(41/215/54)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,672265(41/215/56)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,672271(41/215/62)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,672512(41/219/51)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,672512(41/219/51)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,672514(41/219/53)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,672519(41/219/58)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,672521(41/219/60)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,672527(41/220/3)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,672768(41/223/55)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,672768(41/223/55)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,672770(41/223/57)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,672775(41/223/62)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,672777(41/224/1)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,672783(41/224/7)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,737280(45/227/55)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,737280(45/227/55)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,737280(45/227/55)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,737282(45/227/57)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,737287(45/227/62)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,737289(45/228/1)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,737295(45/228/7)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,737536(45/231/59)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,737536(45/231/59)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,737538(45/231/61)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,737543(45/232/3)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,737545(45/232/5)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,737551(45/232/11)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,737792(45/235/63)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,737792(45/235/63)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,737794(45/236/2)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,737799(45/236/7)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,737801(45/236/9)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,737807(45/236/15)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,738048(45/240/4)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,738048(45/240/4)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,738050(45/240/6)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,738055(45/240/11)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,738057(45/240/13)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,738063(45/240/19)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,738304(45/244/8)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,738304(45/244/8)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,738306(45/244/10)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,738311(45/244/15)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,738313(45/244/17)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,738319(45/244/23)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,738560(45/248/12)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,738560(45/248/12)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,738562(45/248/14)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,738567(45/248/19)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,738569(45/248/21)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,738575(45/248/27)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,738816(45/252/16)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,738816(45/252/16)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,738818(45/252/18)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,738823(45/252/23)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,738831(45/252/31)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,738831(45/252/31)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,739072(46/1/20)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,738990(46/0/1)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,738992(46/0/3)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,738997(46/0/8)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,738999(46/0/10)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,739005(46/0/16)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,739246(46/4/5)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,739053(46/1/1)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,739055(46/1/3)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,739060(46/1/8)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,739062(46/1/10)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,739068(46/1/16)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,739309(46/5/5)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,739072(46/1/20)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,739074(46/1/22)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,739079(46/1/27)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,739081(46/1/29)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,739087(46/1/35)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,739328(46/5/24)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,739328(46/5/24)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,739330(46/5/26)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,739335(46/5/31)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,739337(46/5/33)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,739343(46/5/39)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,739584(46/9/28)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,739584(46/9/28)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,739586(46/9/30)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,739591(46/9/35)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,739593(46/9/37)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,739599(46/9/43)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,739842(46/13/34)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,739847(46/13/39)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,739847(46/13/39)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,739849(46/13/41)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,739855(46/13/47)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,740096(46/17/36)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,740096(46/17/36)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,740098(46/17/38)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,740103(46/17/43)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,740105(46/17/45)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,740111(46/17/51)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,740352(46/21/40)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,740352(46/21/40)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,740354(46/21/42)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,740359(46/21/47)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,740361(46/21/49)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,740367(46/21/55)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,740608(46/25/44)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,740608(46/25/44)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,740610(46/25/46)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,740615(46/25/51)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,740617(46/25/53)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,740623(46/25/59)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,740864(46/29/48)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,740864(46/29/48)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,740866(46/29/50)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,740871(46/29/55)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,740873(46/29/57)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,740879(46/29/63)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,741120(46/33/52)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,741120(46/33/52)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,741122(46/33/54)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,741127(46/33/59)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,741129(46/33/61)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,741135(46/34/4)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,741376(46/37/56)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,741376(46/37/56)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,741378(46/37/58)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,741383(46/37/63)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,741385(46/38/2)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,741391(46/38/8)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,741632(46/41/60)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,741632(46/41/60)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,741634(46/41/62)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,741639(46/42/4)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,741641(46/42/6)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,741647(46/42/12)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,741888(46/46/1)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,741888(46/46/1)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,741890(46/46/3)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,741895(46/46/8)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,741897(46/46/10)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,741903(46/46/16)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,742144(46/50/5)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,742144(46/50/5)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,742146(46/50/7)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,742151(46/50/12)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,742153(46/50/14)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,742159(46/50/20)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,742400(46/54/9)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,742400(46/54/9)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,742402(46/54/11)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,742407(46/54/16)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,742409(46/54/18)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,742415(46/54/24)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,742656(46/58/13)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,742656(46/58/13)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,742658(46/58/15)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,742663(46/58/20)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,742665(46/58/22)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,742671(46/58/28)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,742912(46/62/17)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,742912(46/62/17)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,742919(46/62/24)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,742919(46/62/24)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,742921(46/62/26)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,742927(46/62/32)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,743168(46/66/21)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,743168(46/66/21)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,743170(46/66/23)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,743175(46/66/28)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,743177(46/66/30)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,743183(46/66/36)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,743424(46/70/25)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,743424(46/70/25)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,743426(46/70/27)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,743431(46/70/32)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,743433(46/70/34)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,743439(46/70/40)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5784576(360/18/43)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5784576(360/18/43)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5784578(360/18/45)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5784591(360/18/58)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5784591(360/18/58)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5784847(360/22/62)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5784847(360/22/62)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,5785088(360/26/51)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5785088(360/26/51)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,5785090(360/26/53)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5785095(360/26/58)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5785097(360/26/60)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5785103(360/27/3)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5785344(360/30/55)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5785344(360/30/55)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,5785345(360/30/56)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5785351(360/30/62)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5785351(360/30/62)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5785353(360/31/1)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5785359(360/31/7)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5785602(360/34/61)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5785615(360/35/11)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5786114(360/43/6)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,5786114(360/43/6)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5786119(360/43/11)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5786121(360/43/13)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5786127(360/43/19)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,5786368(360/47/8)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5786368(360/47/8)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,5786370(360/47/10)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5786375(360/47/15)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5786377(360/47/17)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5787136(360/59/20)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5787136(360/59/20)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5787138(360/59/22)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5787143(360/59/27)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5787143(360/59/27)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5787145(360/59/29)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5787151(360/59/35)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,1,buffer,5787392(360/63/24)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5787392(360/63/24)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5787399(360/63/31)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5787399(360/63/31)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,2,buffer,5787401(360/63/33)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5787407(360/63/39)) read err: read after end of file
file_win32_pread(732,3,buffer,5787650(360/67/30)) read err: read after end of file
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  1. Have you tried a chkdsk /r /f ?
  2. Double post, sorry.
  3. leo2kp said:
    Have you tried a chkdsk /r /f ?


    Yea doesn't work, its in the description, can't read RAW partition because the partitioning suddenly got messed up, if you check the log file on the top it lists OS/2 boot manager as a conflicting sector so that is most likely what causes that.
    It looks like one of the CMD commands finally came through (it was loading for half an hour or so) I did chkdsk /f /r though idk If the parameter order matters in this case.
    Should I wait for testdisk to finish? or run chkdsk right away?

    Won't I lose a lot of data through chkdsk? That's why I had it planned for after backing up.
  4. I ran chkdsk, ended up with a "could be read but not be written" on a certain sector, then it just gave up and came back to command line.
  5. Best answer
    Hey there, @DaMadHatter!

    Have you tried running your HDD manufacturer's brand-specific diagnostic tool first? I'd advise you to do so as it will help us determine the health and SMART status of your external. If the files on it are very important, then you should probably consider the assistance of a professional data recovery company. They would be your best chance to get any of the files back. :(
    Data retrieving attempts by yourself are potentially dangerous and could probably cause more harm than good. That's why I'd recommend you use them at your own risk, but you need to be aware that they might not be successful, especially if there are too many bad sectors.

    Keep us posted with the SMART results. Good luck!
    SuperSoph_WD
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