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Re: Corrupt Superblock on /home - semi-hijack

On Saturday 11 February 2006 17:50, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > I've found the TeskDisk utility, and tried it.  I got as far as
> > rebuilding the Boot Sector and being able to list the directories, but it
> > says it is unable to write the new Boot Sector.  Without that I don't see
> > how the data is recoverable.  Any advice, anyone, please?
> >
> > Anne
> Dumb question - does your BIOS support write protecting the MBR?
> They have different names for it - usually something about virus
> protection. If so, you will need to turn it off.
I don't think so, Mikkel.  I can't find anything.  The whole of the tests only 
mentioned one read error.  I reckon that the corruption is right at the 
beginning, where the boot sector should be written.

Ah well, from what I've seen I think specialist help would be able to recover 
the data, but at great expense.  I think the guy who has lost his data will 
just have to do his work all over again.  There's another one who has learned 
the true value of regular backups <g>


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