I have an old hard drive that I put data on, but it died when I tried to retrieve it, and it tells me I have to format it under Windows. Running on Linux now, can Safecopy help me even though I can not mount it?
This is the error I get when I try to mount it:
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: ntfs_attr_pread_i: ntfs_pread failed: Input/output error Failed to read vcn 0x0: Input/output error Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Input/output error NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g. /dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation for more details.
It says input output error... but I thought that was why Safecopy was made? Any info would be great.