as you may guessed by reading the topic title, I'm getting this message when trying to scan a partition of my new hard drive. I select the drive, click on scan and this message appears on the bottom left, the little progress window doesn't even show up.
It's a new Seagate GoFlex Desk 3TB external hard drive, I splitted it into 3 partitions and encrypted each of them with TrueCrypt. Recuva has no problems analyzing any other partitions or TrueCrypt volumes, it's only about the ones on this new hd. Oh, and I have absolutely no problems working with these partitions - I can use them just like all the others. CHKDSK doesn't report any errors (the filesystem had some errors before, and Recuva seemed to analyze forever when trying to do it then. It stopped saying there's not enough RAM. I fixed that by running chkdsk /f), too.
So, I think something's different about this one. They may had to change some options in order to achieve this size, I don't know. I had to update my TrueCrypt version in order to encrypt this drive. It failed with any older version (while it did fine with all my other drives), that gave me the idea of this new hd being different. Also, if I'm trying to do a standard search with GetDataBack, it only shows the hard drive without its partitions (while all the other HDs HAVE their partitions of course). However, if I want to recover deleted files with GetDataBack, it acutally detects all the partitions and also the mounted TrueCrypt volumes (just like Recuva), and provides some information about the partitions. The only value of these that differs from all my other partitions is Secs/cluster: While my internal and other external drives all have 8 Secs/cluster, the 3TB drive only has 1 Sec/cluster. Could that have to do with anything? GetDataBack also fails in analyzing this partition, I guess it also has issues with the MFT.
If you need any additional info about this drive, feel free to ask. I'll post it, provided that I know how the get the infos, since Windows, Speccy and also Everest didn't quite help me when searching for possible values that differ from my other drives.
I'm not quite sure if this is the correct board to post it, so please forgive me if you think it fits better in one of the other two boards, and just move it.So, I suppose there's not workaround for this right now, but will this be supported in the future? I hope so... since I'm, obviously, trying to recover some files I accidentely deleted, and I don't want to leave the partition untouched for months in order to avoid overwriting the deleted files.
Thanks for reading.