NTFS drive wont mount - "unknown filesystem"?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jan 22 22:25:30 UTC 2010

On 01/22/2010 02:10 PM, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
> 	Windows automatically assigns a drive letter when it detects a readable 
> FAT, FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS partition on the drive connected to it. If 
> you can see the drive in Computer Management, but it does not show up in 
> the My Computer window with a drive letter, either it's 
> formatted/partitioned with something Windows can't read, or there is a 
> serious problem with the partition/formatting.
> 	Time for tools. NoOp mentioned Test Disk. I've used Ultimate Boot CD 
> for some things:
> http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
> but I have not tried to use it for repairing an NTFS partition.

Actually, I keep both updated & in my arsenal of 'fix-it' CD's :-) I
highly recommend ultimateboot, but in this case I think he's probably
going to need TestDisk. Although I think it would be better used by
someone familiar with it's utilities and disk recovery overall.

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