[TriLUG] NTFS corrupted partition recovery????
GJStarling at charter.net
Tue Sep 11 16:54:57 EDT 2007
I use Boot-It NG as a self-booting CD in my repair bag of tricks. The
latest version is downloadable. It does quite a few things, but it
contains a repair utility. I first got it years ago when my Partition
Magic utility disk was at my house and I was at a customer site. I have
had limited success with it. Sometimes it works, but unless it is the
first utility used to attempt repair it often doesn't solve the problem.
However, if anything can solve it, Boot-It has a pretty good track
record. I don't remember the URL. (It is a free download.) If you
can't Google it, let me know and I'll try to come up with a download
On Tue, 2007-09-11 at 16:45 -0400, Steve Litt wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 September 2007 16:30, J.C. Jones wrote:
> > All,
> > A large NTFS file partition ( 84gb ) has become corrupted. Spinrite sees
> > it as an NTFS or HPFS (??) partition and gladly processes it, but no
> > change. Ubuntu sees it as an NTFS or HPFS ( ?? ), but will not mount it.
> > Says it is corrupted to use chkdsk to recover. Chkdisk says it is a RAW
> > file and will not work on it. Winxp says it needs formatting.
> > I have found an application called "Getdataback" that appears to recover
> > the files, but to save the files they want 80 dollars for registration.
> > Anyone know of an open source application that will recover the files
> > and/or partition structure???
> If this utility really works, and if you have valuable data on the partition,
> $80.00 is a cheap price to get your data back.
> Steve Litt
> Author: Universal Troubleshooting Process books and courseware
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