I have a problem which I am now suspecting might have something to do with mounting a drive in Ubuntu.
My Ubuntu install is on an ESATA drive, so the system normally boots into w7 unless I choose the external drive to boot from.
Normally, I don't need to mount any other drives when using Ubuntu, but I have had three occasions where different drives have been made unreadable by windows and I am pretty sure that it occurred after I mounted the drive in Ubuntu.
What has happened recently is with the main w7 boot drive. It starts to boot, but stalls at the point where the mouse pointer appears. If I inspect the drive from Ubuntu, all the files seem to be present and correct. If I try to view the drive from an external w7 boot disk, I get a read error message stating - drive not accessible. Access denied. If I try right click drive and inspect the properties in w7, it shows a 0b disk with 0b free.
Has Ubuntu changed the security on the disk such that w7 cannot read it? At the moment, this is the only thing I can think of. If it has, can I reset the security beck to what it was some how?
I'd be grateful for any help as the drive has a lot of software on it. Please treat me as a newbie on this, I have a very basic level of knowledge.