My laptop ran it's battery out last night and this morning I have a "Error Loading Operating System" right after the Lenovo bootscreen. Usually this would be where the Truecrypt password prompt would appear. Well, shoot, I'm royally screwed here.
I grabbed a copy of Winternals ERD Commander and loaded it up but it can't find the existing operating system or any drive letters. So booting from that CD proved futile. I was thinking about using a Ubuntu Live CD (don't have at the moment) since it loads NTFS and I could pull data out that way.... but then I remembered I'm 256-bit AES encrypted. Joy.
Any options? I don't want to reformat as I have a few folders I NEED to save/extract/recover. Any fast and dirty way to repair the MBR or any other issue related?
No windows patches installed to my knowledge since last laptop reboot, but it's been a while and auto-update is turned on.
I checked the BIOS for boot order, drive recognition, and even passed the Lenovo Disk check thru bios. So it's there... just can't get to it.
Heavily encrypted. I'm guessing TrueCrypt corrupted something :(