accessing from Ubuntu to corrupted win hard drive: how to remove the password on the corrupted hard-drive

Asked by Martin Glover on 2012-08-10

Hi, recently my hard drive became corrupted and I've not been able to access it since. It was running windows 7. There was a password on it and now after I've tried using Ubuntu I still can't access the information. What I'm needing to know is if theres a way to remove the password from a corrupted harddrive?? Any help would be greatfully appreciated!

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Did you encrypt your home folder etc?
Why do you not have a backup?

Martin Glover (martinglover) said : #2

No the home folder isn't encrypted, and I never thought to set a back up for it. When I go on Ubuntu it shows the hard drive as split into 2 partitions, 1 called data which I can go in to and the other is called windows which it won't allow me to 'mount'.

Have you tried in CLI..?

Martin Glover (martinglover) said : #4

Sorry I'm not very good with computers to be honest so I don't know what CLI stands for :( Pretty much a novice with things like this.

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