View Full Version : [ubuntu] Mounting Hard drive windows problem...

January 19th, 2009, 12:19 PM
I have a laptop with Vista, but it's not working, there appears to be a problem with the HDD,
I am now running Ubuntu Live from a USB Key, but when I try and access the HDD it is unable to mount, i think it's because the PC wasn't shut down correctly.
Is there anyway of resetting the computer so that windows doesn't realise that there was an error?

Hope that makes sense

January 19th, 2009, 02:08 PM
How are you mounting it? Using the mount command?

This article might help you:

If windows isn't starting up try running a the windows install disk - it has a repair mode.

January 27th, 2009, 10:41 AM
Tried the windows disc's
Repair mode doesn't work, it doesn't recognise that there's even a hard drive connected

January 27th, 2009, 10:45 AM
try out this command, i use it when i have an unclean shutdown.

sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/diskname -o force

diskname is your HD name and /dev/sdb1 might differ depending on your setup.

it might say it didnt, but try mounting it in Nautilus(if ur using GNOME) again and it should work.