Well, yesterday my computer suddenly started to hang. After a while, I decided to use the reset button. But after that, my system wouldn't boot. When I try to, it skips GRUB2 and directly shows me a Windows boot error (I suspect it's unable to boot from my first HDD, so it tries to boot from the second one. I just didn't know that it was even bootable.)
The BIOS displays both of my HDDs as it always does. But when booting a linux live system,
fdisk -l only displays my second HDD. (However, I can see in syslog that it finds my HDD, it just doesn't display it). Even /dev/sda exists, but not /dev/sda1,2, and so on.
lshw also shows my HDD, and it correctly detects the model, size and the serial number. But: According to
lshw, my second HDD has the capability 'partitioned partitioned:dos' while the first one has not, so I guess my partition table is broken (from a simple reset? Still can't believe it.)
So what can I do? I can't believe my HDD is really 'broken' because I just used a simple reset. I tried to use
testdisk to restore my partition table.
Testdisk also detects the HDD, but when I do a quick test, I'm getting a read error for every cylinder it tries to read.
Any ideas? Would be nice if I could recover the data.