I was recently given a hard drive from a family member to backup. The hard drive had Windows XP installed and is using an old IDE interface. Since the interface is a bit older, I had to order this USB attachment to access the files.
Every time I attempt to mount the drive I receive the following error message:
Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/lozik/EA88544A88541781: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" "/media/lozik/EA88544A88541781"' exited with non-zero exit status 13: ntfs_attr_pread_i: ntfs_pread failed: Input/output error Failed to read $MFTMirr: Input/output error Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Input/output error NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g. /dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation for more details.
I can usually access the files temporarily for about 5 minutes through the desktop file browser, but the drive will randomly cut out and receive the above error message. After the message is received it is no longer visible under the /media/user folder. I've tried doing this with another IDE drive and I get the same results. The USB ports seem file, I'm still able to access my files from my external hard drives.
Let me know if you need additional info.
Thanks in advance!