I have a rough idea why, but don't know how to fix it.
here's the error generated.
[root@localhost Desktop]# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows -t ntfs -r -o umask=0222
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
Now I'm sure the windows boot sector on the first partition is messed up and there could be a few other things regarding the bootloader. What are some suggestions on how to fix it so that mount can mount it?