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  1. #1

    NTFS Partition wont mount

    I have a Windows XP system that i am trying to copy the ntldr file back to the system so that it will boot, i am using Knoppix Live CD.

    When Knoppix loads, I see the HDD on the desktop When i double click it I get -

    Could Not Mount Device. The reported error was mount: I could not determine the filesystem type, and none was specified

    fdisk -l shows:

    /dev/sda1 * 2 30393 244123740 44 Unknown

    I run:

    mount -t ntfs -o user,umask=0222,nls=utf8 /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows

    and get the error

    Bootsector checksum failed
    Failed to startup volume: Invalid Argument
    Failed to mount ' /dev/sda1': Invalid Argument
    The device '/dev/sda1' doesnt have a valid ntfs
    Maybe you selected the wrong device? Or the whole disk instead of a partition (e.g. /dev/hda, not /dev/hda1)? Or the other way around?

    This is a mission critical PC and really need to get it back up and going. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  2. #2
    You should use your win boot floppy disk with the ntldr. Make one on another box if you don't.

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