Thanks so much for this! If that's ok I have a few questions (and sorry for zombie threading). This is the current situation
1) Can't even boot into windows, due to a corrupt registry
2) I can boot from Ubuntu on a USB-drive
3) I could not boot from a Windows recovery CD
I tried using this guide, however Ubuntu did not find NTFSProgs to install, and I also was not able to use the ntfs-3g command (''Failed to access volume '/dev/sdb/media/windows': Not a directory'')
I may have identified my drive device incorrectly though... Command run:
Furthermore, when I use Nautilus to navigate into system volume information, there are no files in it.
sudo ntfs-3g -o rw /dev/sdb/media/windows
Am I such a noob that I missed something obvious here? Is this method what could revive my beloved PC?
Ironically I don't download anything and never had a virus in my life... I've no idea how this happened.