[Novalug] [OT -windoze question] hard drive access
bdalzell at qis.net
Sun Feb 8 23:07:04 EST 2009
On Sun, 8 Feb 2009, Anthony Soucek wrote:
AS >I have seen similar problems and have microsoft based answer, you can
AS >hook up the drive internall (don't use the usb doohickie) and boot to
AS >bartPE , then run chkdsk /f on the bad partition, data may be lost but
AS >the file system will be repaired. If the data is woth it, buy spinrite
AS >for 90 bucks. The log on password won't black data access unless the
AS >drive was encrypted with efs.
good suggestion about spinrite -spinrite cost me a lot less than $90 but
that was many years ago and the one I bought runs under dosemu with linux.
AS >On 2/6/09, Igor Birman <igor_birman at yahoo.com> wrote:
AS >> It's possible your friend had something like GoBack installed which makes it
AS >> impossible to read the partition unless you boot from the drive and hit the
AS >> spacebar. See if you can plug the drive into another computer and try to
AS >> boot from it.
AS >> If you can see the partition then you can get data off it..
AS >> Igor
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AS >> From: Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net>
AS >> To: novalug mailing list <NOVALUG at calypso.tux.org>
AS >> Sent: Friday, February 6, 2009 12:07:56 PM
AS >> Subject: [Novalug] [OT -windoze question] hard drive access
AS >> recently a friend brought a moribund computer over for me to look at.
AS >> After the explosive sound that came from the mother board when it was
AS >> plugged in and turned on and then the beep sounds that the motherboard
AS >> makes with the post codes that I do not know how to interpret we
AS >> decided it was probably DOA. He had transported it along with a lot of
AS >> other stuff in the back of an open pickup truck will moving.
AS >> Now he has a "new" refurbished $240 computer.
AS >> However I have the harddrive from the cadaver sitting on my desk. I got
AS >> one of those nice jamau units that lets you plug a naked
AS >> harddrive into your computer via a usb port. the drive spins up.
AS >> it has 3 partitions one is very large and is I assume the windoze
AS >> system partition. two are fat partitions - one with boot info and the
AS >> other with recovery info. under linux i cannot mount the system partition.
AS >> Here is my question
AS >> my friend had his computer with a log on lock needing a password. would
AS >> that prevent me from mounting and viewing the system partition under
AS >> linux?
AS >> my impression from the reading I have done is that the answer is no and
AS >> that the system partition is probably bad.
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Bonnie Dalzell, MA
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