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Jan 4, 2010

I don't usually post scary post titles, but i'm a little desperate. I apologise for the bad grammar and flow of this message, i'm blaming it on this tiny netbook.Summary: Linux crashed, corrupting only the NTFS partition, the mft isn't recoverable with CHKDSK and tesgetdataback on windows sees the partition with all of it's files.Question: If getdataback can see all the files it must be able to see the mft. Is there a way to rebuild the mft?Long winded version:So I was running 9.10 64bit and was accessing a NTFS partition made by Vista.I was extracting a 7z. archive when the computer became unresponsive. Ctrl Alt Backspace didn't work, alt ctrl f1 worked but i couldn't login so couldn't halt the system. I waited 5 min and turned off the computer. 4 seconds on the power button.

When the computer restarted all the partitions were fine except the NTFS partition. 9.10 couldn't mount the partition, saying CHKDSK needed to be run. Booting into Vista, I get a black screen with a cursor flashing on the top left. Booting into recovery I ran CHKDSK /f /r c: which came back with something like "mft corrupt, couldn't recover aborted".I then got back into 9.10 and tried testdisk. When attempting to do anything with the partition, it crashed with MFTSegmentation fault. Getting desperate, I tried to dd the partition onto a nas but at 30 gb the computer got really slow so I aborted that. {I don't have a hdd large enough on the computer}.

I then unplugged the hdd and plugged it into another computer, using sata. Linux doesn't have any advanced recovery tools for ntfs so i used getdataback on vista. This sees all of the files but I can't find a way to recover the MFT.I haven't lost any files but wouldn't mind restoring the mft. Is there a way of doing thisRant:WTF. Ubuntu 9.10 comes with ntfs3g as default? It should be safe to use. Windows has crashed many times but hasn't taken down the mft.Reading more about this, an MFT getting corrupted should never really happen other than if the disk is physically defected.

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