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#1 Stealth Assassin

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:44 PM

hi there;

i have had a startup registry file corrupt after restoring to factory defaults. this has forced me to re-install the os.

the catch:

my DATA partition is no longer mountable through linux but shows on the set up
when i try to install to the DATA drive it states a file is corrupt on the disk that i burnt.

my files are saved in a backup folder buts its 100GB ( i have no means of transferring or storing it). windows cannot repair the os: this is why im forced into a reinstall.

how do i remount the partition from linux?
how do i reinstall windows while keeping my files bearing in mind it does not function (assuming the above fails).

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:51 PM

what is the file type of the data partition?

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:09 PM

its an NTFS partition, i need access to it to transfer my backup so i can reinstall win7. im using linux at the moment.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:15 PM

You would do this as root

cd /mnt

mkdir data

mount -t ntfs /dev/locationofdrive (hd or sd) /mnt/data

this will allow you to see your drive.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:19 PM

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 0).
Failed to mount '/dev/sda4': Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very
important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate
it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g.
/dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation
for more details.

this is the error i get when i try to access the partition

Edited by Stealth Assassin, 08 July 2012 - 04:23 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:26 PM

It would appear that your NTFS Drive's partition table is corrupt.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:26 PM

how do i correct it?

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:28 PM

You will need to run the Recovery Console via using the CD to type in chkdsk /f

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:37 PM

chkdsk /f would not run because the disk is write protected (dont know how though but the disk shows the windows os is on there)

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:41 PM

How are you running this? If you are within Windows you will need to do it via an elevated command prompt via Start > All Programs > Accessories > right click on command prompt and select Run As Administrator.

If you are doing this from within the Recovery / Repair Console then you should not be getting that error message.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:42 PM

im doing it from the recovery/repair console. i cannot access windows as my system is unbootable.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:46 PM

You may need to append the drive letter like so: chkdsk /f d: where D is your drive letter.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:48 PM

Actually the command would be chkdsk d: /f

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:50 PM

im running and i will post the results soon, thank you :)

edit: would running it on the c drive recover the corrupt registry file?


Edited by Stealth Assassin, 08 July 2012 - 04:51 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:59 PM

still same error message as before:/




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