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    Re: hard drive inaccessible

    Quote Originally Posted by lwvmobile View Post
    Do you have windows installed on that partition your trying to mount. If so, boot into it and run a scandisk, and then shut down windows properly. Then retry the previous post.
    my windows knowledge/memory is dwindling fast, so it seems. scandisk? i know of checkdisk, but when i tried to run that my computer gave me a blank screen and pretty much did absolutely nothing. any other ideas? all i can think of is backing up files and reformatting that hard drive...

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    Re: hard drive inaccessible

    Sirdrakely, just as a quick thing to try, I haven't done it before so I can't vouch for it, but

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs
    then

    Code:
    sudo ntfsfix /dev/xxxx
    where xxxx is the partition in question

    then try to mount it again.

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    Re: hard drive inaccessible

    Quote Originally Posted by Zopiac View Post
    my windows knowledge/memory is dwindling fast, so it seems. scandisk? i know of checkdisk, but when i tried to run that my computer gave me a blank screen and pretty much did absolutely nothing. any other ideas? all i can think of is backing up files and reformatting that hard drive...
    Yeah, I hear you, but I think if you go to start-run and do a cmd, or otherwise just find a command prompt, the command is

    Code:
    chkdsk -r
    But you may not have to do that, perhaps just successfully boot and shutdown windows will be good enough.

    Alternatively, you may want to try what I suggested moments ago, which is in your case:

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    sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs
    then

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    sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda1
    and try to mount it again with

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    sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /media/Zopiac

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    Re: hard drive inaccessible

    the thing is, its not called zopiac, thats just what i want it to be called
    its really: Zopiac128_160

    do i put that instead?

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    Re: hard drive inaccessible

    DP!

    zopiac@zopiac:~$ sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /media/Zopiac128_160
    NTFS signature is missing.
    Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': Invalid argument
    The device '/dev/sda1' doesn't have a valid NTFS.
    Maybe you selected the wrong device? Or the whole disk instead of a
    partition (e.g. /dev/hda, not /dev/hda1)? Or the other way around?
    zopiac@zopiac:~$

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    Re: hard drive inaccessible

    Going to empty the journal ($LogFile)... OK
    Error opening partition device : No such device or address
    Failed to startup volume : No such device or address
    Remount failed : No such device or address
    empty the journal scared me then it failed a second later it opens a new window with my drive on it so it's working for me now i'll share it with my network and restart to see if it remounts without hassle

    thanks lwvmobile

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    Re: hard drive inaccessible

    Hmmm... I am confused now.

    Do you use any encryption program or back up program with Windows like Norton Ghost or anything like that.

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    Re: hard drive inaccessible

    Quote Originally Posted by lwvmobile View Post
    Hmmm... I am confused now.

    Do you use any encryption program or back up program with Windows like Norton Ghost or anything like that.
    Me? no, i dont think so.......ccleaner is the closest i get

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    Re: hard drive inaccessible

    Just for fun, try:

    Code:
    sudo umount /dev/sda1
    then try remounting

    Code:
    sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /media/zopiac
    or whatever you originally named the folder in /media/

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    Re: hard drive inaccessible

    zopiac@zopiac:~$ sudo umount /dev/sda1
    [sudo] password for zopiac:
    zopiac@zopiac:~$
    zopiac@zopiac:~$ sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /media/zopiac
    NTFS signature is missing.
    Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': Invalid argument
    The device '/dev/sda1' doesn't have a valid NTFS.
    Maybe you selected the wrong device? Or the whole disk instead of a
    partition (e.g. /dev/hda, not /dev/hda1)? Or the other way around?
    zopiac@zopiac:~$
    zopiac@zopiac:~$ sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /media/zopiac128_160
    NTFS signature is missing.
    Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': Invalid argument
    The device '/dev/sda1' doesn't have a valid NTFS.
    Maybe you selected the wrong device? Or the whole disk instead of a
    partition (e.g. /dev/hda, not /dev/hda1)? Or the other way around?
    zopiac@zopiac:~$ sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /media/Zopiac128_160
    NTFS signature is missing.
    Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': Invalid argument
    The device '/dev/sda1' doesn't have a valid NTFS.
    Maybe you selected the wrong device? Or the whole disk instead of a
    partition (e.g. /dev/hda, not /dev/hda1)? Or the other way around?
    zopiac@zopiac:~$

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