All I did was boot the machine and leave it on overnight!
I have a WD 200GB hard disk with 3 ntfs partitions. I was running Windows 2K NT when this happened. Two have them disappeared on their own. I know it sounds crazy but I swear it did. All I did is turn the machine on leave it on overnight. The C (30 G)and D (80G) drives dissappeared, while the E: (90 G) partition is still there. All are NTFS. I know the data is still there because I can see it in od the hex editor.
I can not mount the file system with mount, QTParted, or ntfsmount. fdisk and QTparted say the system type is unknown. The ntfsfix command also does nothing because it can not be mounted. It looks like the partition table or whatever file table ntfs uses has been trashed on C and D.
What are my options? How can I recover the data? I mainly have about 5G of MP3s and some pics I'd like to recover. I just never got around to copying them to my Linux box.
How do I fix this? Are there any other Linux toools or techniques I can try?
This windows machine seems to have gotten depressed from not being useful anymore and just decided to do itself in.