A few days ago, I used my external hard disk (a 2TB Seagate) in order to transfer some files on Windows Vista. During that, I noticed some malfunctions on my system (it was running too slow, Windows Explorer crashed).
When Explorer crashed, file transportation stopped. I was afraid, but I tried to access my files and it seemed to be working. I tried to open a movie (from the external disk) but it couldn't load. I thought of restarting, but this took sooo long... So I unplugged the hard disk and at that time it managed to shut down. I logged on to Windows Vista but the hard disk couldn't be mounted. I plugged it but nothing happened. I unplugged it and I heard this specific sound that notifies that something has been unplugged.
I thought of logging to Ubuntu 10.04 and see what I can do. I plugged the hard disk, but I couldn't see it. I opened GParted but I couldn't see it either. I tried with Disc Utility and there it was! I tried to
mount it but a got an error message stating that an error occured with Windows, there is a file (0,0) that has problem or something like that. It suggested to log into Windows and run
chkdsk /f and reboot twice.
The thing is that I am somehow afraid to do so because I don't really know the impact on that. Plus I don't trust doing even a check on Vista...
I finally risked it and I typed
cmd. I cannot, however, actually run it because I don't have admin privileges. So from search I found
chkdsk, I right cliked and selected “run as administrator”. It run but I got a message like
NTFS file system. It should check at the coming restart.
At that point I am mistaken. I thought that
F but this is not the case here...
Does anyone have any suggestions and advice?
I've tried with Partition Magic Bootable CD but I couldn't get my HDD mounted.
At first I thought of running a disk health. My device was named "Unknown" and I got the message
/dev/sdb failed: No such device
Then I tried with GParted but it couldn't find my HDD.
Finally I tried to mount it from a "mount utility" or sth like that but it couldn't be mounted.
The first time I tried I got an error
Run: Mount /dev/sdb Status: Finished with error(exit status 1) udevil: error 64: unable to determine device fstype specify with -t
After that there was a list of all my drives. When I selected the external one I got the error message
Run: Mount /dev/sdb1 Status: Finished with error(exit status 18) Failed to write lock '/dev/sdb1' : Resource temporalily unavailable Error opening '/dev/sdb1':Resource temporalily unavailable Failed to mount :Resource temporalily unavailable
The second time I tried to mount it I got a new error message
Run: Mount /dev/sdb Status: Finished with error(exit status 1) udevil: error 57: Cannot stat /dev/sdb: No such file or directory
Any ideas on what's going on?