Hey lads hopefully someone has a few ideas on this problem I have.
Dell XPS M1530 laptop, motherboard failed yesterday (7th time).Dell calling Tuesday to replace it again.
Hard drive is encrypted, took it out and put it into an external caddy. Plugged it into another machine and booted it. Truecrypt asks for password as normal which I put in and it says Windows did not shut down correctly and gives me two options.
Start system recovery or start Windows normally.
Start Windows normally = BSOD and a automatic reboot.
system recovery cant find errors or cant find a previous image (I never created one). When I plug the drive into a normal running version of Windows it cant recognise the drive and says I must format it.
The thing is I have important college work that was due in today on the hard drive. I backed it up a week ago but in that time I have done a lot more work which I'm hoping is not lost.
At the moment I am downloading the Windows 7 image used to install the system to see if I can get some kind of recovery going through that.
The Windows 7 install was a update from vista and not a fresh install as such.
Any one with ideas I'd be grateful to hear them.