NTFS cannot mount.

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threepixel

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Hi, Before I start out I am dual booting OSx86 and Windows 7 on my computer. I have working access to OSx86 right now.

My problem is that I cannot mount my NTFS partition. I need to get my Quicken data off the drive so I can wipe it clean and start over.

If I open up Terminal and type "diskutil list" It will output that there is a Windows_NTFS partition on my drive but it will not mount. I have tried to chkdsk off my windows install CD but it says that it cannot find the partition. When it asks me which partition I want to work on it just comes up blank. The weird thing was that the partition was mountable a week ago then one time it just stopped. I know that it is not hardware failure because I am booting OSx86 off the same physical HDD. I was getting a error message a few days ago but now all that loads is a blinking underscore.

I have Google'd for hours and cannot seem to find anything that will work. I am desperate to get those files. My Quicken backups are too old to be useful.
 
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You might have more luck if you slave it to another Windows system and run Checkdisk from within that system's GUI, with both boxes ticked to find and fix errors. If at first it doesn't show in Windows Explorer, it may still be in Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Disk Management
 
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