So, let me get this straight.
My question is not exactly the same as the thread but is very similar and related to it.
I did the wubi install as well. For some reason or the other(maybe due to Hard Reboots), I have been unable for a while now to logon to ubuntu (takes me straight to the GRUB PROMPT).
I have spent around 2-3 days now browsing through forums - some of them talk about fixes without Live CD or USB, some of them talk about fixes through the grub prompt itself, some of them talk about replacing wuibldr files in the windows partition(that still works), some of them ask to do the chkdsk /r. NONE of them have worked.
But, infact what I noticed was in my particular case the root.disk file has been completely erased, don't know how that happened.
Today I stopped trying all the methods that dealt with trying to work around having a live cd. I went and got myself a bootable USB for the same ubuntu version 12.04 LTS that I was previously using. Then I started reading about tools which help recover data, after which re-installing ubuntu wouldn't be a problem. That's when I came across stuff like Testdisk, Photorec but in the countless forum posts I've read (it's hard to find something specific - wish there was an official post talking about it one way or the other because The dreaded grub prompt error is a common thing dual boot people face - and it's even more dreaded on wubi based ubuntu)
My question is simple - Are there any data recovery tools out there that can possibly work on file systems that run on virtual drives - basically mounted as an application on top of another file system? If yes, pray tell what are these powerful secret tools that one could use?
Thanks in advance,