I try to recover data from a windows laptop.
The windows vista would not boot anymore "missing bootmgr" and my attempts on the pc failed. So I removed the drive and plugged it via sata/usb adapter on my linux ubuntu.
My attempts were:
- with vista ultima repair feature: could not recognize OS
- common ubuntu live disk - initramfs no live system... ?
- knoppix live DVD (64bit system) - ended on busybox and could not see the disc.
fdisk -l says
Disk /dev/sdb: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x42b82f03 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 1 1530 12288000 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sdb2 * 1530 20863 155289600 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sdb4 20863 30402 76618752 7 HPFS/NTFS Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.
The data is supposed to be in windows home resp. User dir.
I mounted the partitions sdb1, 2 and 4 and the partition sdb2 seems to be drive C, here a partial list
ProgramData Program Files RecInfo $Recycle.Bin Temp tmp Users
but all in all it'S 300K ! I have one error, that's all.
du: cannot access `Users/Default/Videos': Input/output error
But the data missing is mostly fotos.
Is there a hidden sdb3 ? or just logical partition?
Any idea what to try? To get this recovered is very very important for me.