I'm searching for useful tools for repairing a whole NTFS partition / drive, not only specific files.
My usecase: I'm trying to clone a netbook drive via
partimage. Unfortunately the NTFS partition has errors and partimage says it could not properly read from the device and finally quits. It would save a great amount of work if I would be able to capture a disk image and copy it to a functional, new drive and reassemble the netbook.
Tools I already gave a try:
ntfsfix- run, but no improvement
chkdskon Windows XP - generating output, obviously repairing, but then quitting and leaving me with an unknown error
On the partition is not really revelant data. Just preventing a Windows XP install and avoiding copying other files is worth trying a few things (or would it be just elegant to tackle the big problems with a few terminal commands..?). Please don't hesitate to recommend tools that may break something.
I'm medium confident to save the partition because Palimpsest (aka Disk Utility) suggests me that the disk has a few bad sectors, but is still "healthy" (green knob).
I'm running natty and have limited, but at least sufficient terminal knowledge.