Many times you would face a critical situation of system inaccessibility and lost your data due to off unbootable Windows or hardware crash. Today, I’ve come up with an easy solution that lets you easily access your unbootable system as well as all of it’s containing data using Ubutntu Live CD, freely available and can be downloaded from here. You need to purchase a blank CD and burn the download copy of ubuntu onto it using Imgburn or by using any other image burning software.
After downloading and installing Imgburn software, you can burn ubuntu on that blank CD using simple on screen steps. Remember, you will download an iso image of ubuntu copy so make it available first before burning the CD.
Note: Complete system formatting will solve your issue but you aren’t recommended to do so as it will overwrite data and makes it permanent non recoverable.
Once you have the bootable CD, take walk through the following steps:
- You need to open a Terminal Window by navigating to Applications > Accessories > Terminal
- Switch to Administrator mode by typing this command sudo /bin/bash on the terminal Window
- Type mkdir /media/disk to make the new directory
- Type mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sd1/media/disk-o force. Note: You need to replace dev/sd1 with what you see in the message box (under Choice 2) showed above. This will tell Ubuntu to forcibly mount the drive even if Windows protects it. Moreover, if the desired problem drive is in FAT format, you need to type different command like mount -t vfat -o umask=000/dev/sd1/media/disk and again replace dev/sd1 with the error windows text
- After that, you might able to access the drive. P.S. If you have more than 1 hard drive or partition, you need to follow the same command to open that particular drive.
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