I'm looking for more info about File Systems usage and hopefully this is the right place for it.
My question is about Differences in Filesystem-readings between Windows OS and Linux OS.
I'll provide an example:
Let's say i have a computer with SATA-HD with 2 NTFS Partitions when 1 of those Partitions has a Windows XP Pro installed.
At some point the booting process fails, and there's no reading of the partitions.
Using a USB2SATA cable i plugged the HD to a different computer also with windows XP to try and recover the data - Failure...can't see the partitions.
Then i used a bootble USB Mini-Windows --> same result.
I scanned the HD with MHDD >>It is 100% Fine.
At last i used Ubuntu from a USB and i was able to read everything that disk had on and recover my data.
So my questions are as such:
1.What is making linux better than windows in this matter?(technical information will be very much applaud).
2.Is it something to do with Reading process of the NTFS MBR? does linux read it differently?