XP drive (MFT?) corrupted: Recovery needed with Ubuntu rescue remix
After hibernating my Dell laptop, and powering it back up it blue screened...XP says do a chkdsk on it...safe mode didn't work, "last good configuration" using F8 didn't work...so I set it up as a "slave/secondary drive" as a "d:/" drive.
then I chkdsk d:/....it fails after doing some corrections chkdsk d: /f does something then fails after doing some corrections...and then the drive is gone from "My Computer" totally. It comes and goes on "My computer"...but only shows up as d:/ with no files on it...XP says "please insert a drive into D:/" as if D:/ was a DVD drive.
I buy a better USB dock...and now it stills shows as D:/ was a DVD drive(please insert a drive into D:/"
So Help desk tells me do a quick format on d:/ which i do...and now I have a formatted d:/ drive which XP says healthy under "My Computer"...
Looking for the next step...Files are still there(from trial 3rd party recovery tools like recuva...I couldn't get recuva to work completely), but I want to use Ubuntu Rescue Remix.
How do I put things back the way they were...how do i rebuild the MFT file(i'm assuming this file holds all the file names and folders for the drive)...Its a healthy drive, as far as I can tell.........
How can i use Ubuntu Rescue Remix to recover to a good drive from the corrupted one?
Your help is appreciated. Thanks.