A few weeks ago, January 30th, to be exact (everybody here should recognize THAT date as the date that Vista was released to the public), I swore a blood oath that my next upgrade would be either to Linux of some kind or to MacOS if it was available for non-Apple computers.
Earlier this evening, I received the much dreaded 'NTLDR is missing' message upon rebooting the system (it had had some interesting errors when reading a few files and I figured that some process was using them). This message is being typed from a live boot CD that I will be using until I can recover some source code from the harddrive.
I'd be very interested to know how to mount an unencrypted/uncompressed NTFS file system. I'm not sure if the drive is still functioning, but I am very interested in finding out if it does.
If you have any info on mounting/testing a harddrive and/or any info on recovering data from a hard drive, please reply here.
The live disk I'm running is Mint, though I also have a 64bit Ubuntu that I can use. I might have a spare harddrive that I can use, if needed, but I'd rather fix this quick and dirty without installing anything if possible.
I have a very good understanding of computers in general and a good understanding of Windows XP and .Net. My understanding of Linux is not where I'd like it to be. Telling me to mount a drive does nothing for me. Telling me to open a terminal, type mount -t... is what I'm looking for. (That's just about the only command I'm familiar with.)
If I'm able to get the project off my harddrive that I've been working on for the last six weeks, the person that helped me most directly will receive $20USD via PayPal.
Thanks in advance.
A very pissed off Jack Schitt