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Old 09-11-2006, 07:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy Crashed hard drive and mount problem

Hello everyone, this is my first post!

I have a veeeeery big problem, my hard drive crashed when i was resizing the partition with partitionmagic. Now it will just go onto the windows xp bootloader and then reboot. When i try to mount the ntfs partition (the only partition in this computer btw) it gives this error:

Could not mount device.
The reported error was:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1,
missing codepage or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

Then i tried mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 but it gave the very same error.

I have very important files on that drive! I need to get them back! Any slightest help will be greatly appreciated!

Praying for help,
Old 09-11-2006, 07:43 AM   #2
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Its a NTFS partition isnt it.
Then use Windows recovery tools to recover the files.

One tool I can suggest is GetDataBack {this has a ntfs recovery utility also, if i remember well} .

JJust do a google search for file recovery tools [for NTFS partition] and you will get a handful of tools.

As for linux
The kernel should have NTFS support
And the partition table should be proper for linux to detect the
partition. [Maybe the table got corrupted]

Old 09-11-2006, 01:23 PM   #3
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Hey thanks!

I used chkdsk /r to repair the disk and now im backin up my data



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