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11-19-2012, 11:23 PM
My computer stopped booting today, so I put in a 500GB hard drive that has an image of the factory defaults. I cannot access the original 1TB drive because it is a "GPT protective partition"

Ironically enough I cannot test it with Seatools because it's a samsung drive, and cannot test it with Samsung drive diagnostics because it is a seagate drive

The drive is labeled samsung but has a seagate model number.


Anyways, my real question is how the hell do I recover data from this GPT protective partition.

11-20-2012, 12:36 AM
It sounds like your 1TB drive may have been corrupted. What OS is on it?

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/530925-solved-gpt-protective-partition-unmountable.html recommends booting into a Linux "LiveCD" distribution, shrinking the GPT Protective Partition as much as possible, then creating a new partition on the drive and copying the data from the shrunken GPT Protective Partition to it.

11-20-2012, 03:58 AM
This link information reference to you

11-20-2012, 04:11 AM
@SUKARA@ASUS, a nice help but it is a destructive process (partition cleanup via diskpart). what OP need is the way to recover the data from the affected partition without wiping out the disk first.