1) Booted into Ubuntu Live CD
2) Connected drive using a SATA->USB converter
3) Very meaningful error message:
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 3).
Failed to mount '/dev/sdc2': 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.
Maybe this is a RTFM-type situation, and I will look into exit code 13, but any assistance you can provide is appreciated.
Will look into R-STUDIO and RAID RECONSTRUCTOR/GetDataBack now as well
1) Had perfectly booting/functional Windows 7 setup using a RAID 1 array with 1 TB HD x 2 via AMD motherboard 780G chipset
2) Temporarily removed both RAID drives, set BIOS back from RAID->IDE mode and worked on two other drives for different project
3) Replaced RAID drive and booted up, ** forgetting to re-enable RAID **
4) Used computer for 1 day...
5) Reset BIOS to IDE->RAID
6) Windows no longer booted. The default Windows 7 auto-fix tools were allowed to run several times. CHKDSK may have reported errors.
Data recovery attempt:
7) Removed one drive from RAID 1 array
8) Connected drive to Windows Vista laptop using a SATA->USB converter
I am able to read every partition on the drive and recover data, except for the partition with Win 7 installed
Error message: "g: drive is not accessible. Access is denied."
The drive IS visible in the Disk Management tool, and all paritions (including the inaccessible Win 7 partition) are reported to be healthy.
Does Windows 7 by default prevent access to its partition? (No, I did not enable BitLocker or any other NTFS security measure. Windows 7 was installed using all default options.)
I have also tried the other drive in the array with the same result.