After an ASUS BIOS update to improve stability for 45 nm quad-core processors.
On the next reboot, got the Windows Loading screen, and then a blue screen. Rebooted again, another blue screen.
I have 2 partitions
D: I need a way to get the data off my
D: partition so I can wipe the entire system out and start over, but I can't see the data on
I know it's there; I can see it listed in the ASUS EzFlash 2 utility I used to do the BIOS update.
What I've tried:
I tried reverting to the previous BIOS, it still blue screens.
So I popped in my shiny new Windows 7 DVD and did a "Repair my computer."
It found an issue with my boot configuration so I told it to fix it.
Rebooted, blue screen.
Then I remembered that I had previously had my system configured with two 640GB hard drives sharing a mirrored
C: (Master) and
D: (Data) partitions, and realized that the BIOS update reverted the HD configuration to IDE, so I flipped it back to RAID. Reboot, No OS installed.
Popped the Win7 DVD back it, did a "Repair my Computer", it found more problems with the boot configuration so I told it to fix it, it told me that it couldn't.
I tried reformatting the
C:but now it's just a "Primary" partition and not a System one.
Now I'm sitting with no bootable drives, a ton of data on my
D: partition that I can't get to, and I'm stumped.
Next I tried a Linux Live CD (Kubuntu 9.04).
I thought this would be a life saver, but I can't mount the existing
D: Windows partitions.
Fdisk is telling me that they are FAT16 partitions, not NTFS. I'm guessing it's because of the RAID configuration.