I have a hardisk that is failing (windows wouldn't even boot off the recovery disk). I was able to make an image of it in linux using ddrescue, but linux can't mount the thing. In linux I get the following error when trying to mount the image.
sudo mount -t ntfs -o loop recovery.image mounted Failed to read last sector (1201371135): Invalid argument HINTS: Either the volume is a RAID/LDM but it wasn't setup yet, or it was not setup correctly (e.g. by not using mdadm --build ...), or a wrong device is tried to be mounted, or the partition table is corrupt (partition is smaller than NTFS), or the NTFS boot sector is corrupt (NTFS size is not valid). Failed to mount '/dev/loop1': Invalid argument The device '/dev/loop1' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS. Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
I try to use ntfsfix on linux and I get the following:
ubuntu@ubuntu:/media/LaCie$ sudo ntfsfix recovery.image Mounting volume... $MFT has invalid magic. ntfs_mft_load(): Failed. Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error. Failed to startup volume: Input/output error. FAILED Attempting to correct errors... $MFT has invalid magic. ntfs_mft_load(): Failed. Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error. FAILED Failed to startup volume: Input/output error. Volume is corrupt. You should run chkdsk.
Is there a way in windows that I can run chkdsk on an image? Thank you!