What does a WinXP crash do to the HDD that means mounting the ntfs partition fails?
Flitting regularly between WinXP and OpenSUSE 10.2, I today booted into OpenSUSE and found mount problems with the ntfs partitions. Fortunately, I came across the acvice to ensure that windows had cleanly closed before anything recommending kernel surgery, and indeed restarting and then carefully closing WinXP did the trick and I'm back in business.
I do wonder, though, what exactly happens (or rather, I presume, does not happen) to the HDD when WinXP crashes that means I cannot properly mount the ntfs partitions using ntfs-3g? If restarting and closing Windows was not an option, how would someone get round it?