Cannot Mount NTFS HD using Ubuntu bootable 7.10 flashdrive
I'm very new to Linux-based operating systems and have encountered a problem. I've recently been taking up some slack as a novice "IT Guy" and have had a couple of corrupt computers brought my way in order to recover the data. I have a bootable USB drive that runs Ubuntu 7.10 which I have effectively used to boot the computers (they normally run Windows XP but aren't booting because of missing/corrupt dll files).
I was hoping to avoid the hassle of reinstalling/repairing windows on these machines until after I was able to recover any valuable data off the drives that may get lost in the re-installation.
On two of these machines I get an error message when trying to access the corrupt drives. It pops up with, "Cannot Mount Volume. Unable to Mount the Volume."
I don't know if there is a quick simple handling for this, or if I should relegate the possibility of recovering the files in this wise as a failed attempt.
Thanks in advance.