Ticket #47 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Erasing first-last 2k messes up partition table

Reported by: mach Owned by:
Priority: critical Milestone:
Component: Version: 5.8.6a
Keywords: Cc:
Processor Architecture: Blocked By:
Blocking: Operating System:

Description

I am using version 5.86, windows 2000, affected disk is SATA, 250GB, NTFS.

The last two times I have used the first-last 2k feature it has messed up my partition table. The funny thing is, I've been using it previously for maybe a year without any problems. Here are the steps to reproduce:

  1. In uTorrent 1.8, right click on downloaded file and select "delete torrent + data".
  1. Right click on trash and select "Erase recycle bin (1-pass first-last 2k).
  1. The downloaded file fails to erase.
  1. Reboot windows, if you have the /sos switch on, it will say the disk format is RAW (supposed to be NTFS).

I think it has something to do with uTorrent 1.8. Luckily, this is not my boot disk, so both times I have been able to restore my partition using testdisk (cgsecurity.org), which found it using the "deeper search".

I will also ask about this on the uTorrent forums.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Joel

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

I think it is a race issue which uTorrent has with Eraser. I'm not sure how it can happen, but unless it can happen again I don't think it's possible we can investigate. This is because we don't have any data to work with, sorry.

Feel free to reopen the ticket if you see any more issues.

Joel

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