I has accidentally booted the laptop by Win XP installation CD, however, I quit the installation screen immediately. After that he got "Error loading operating system" and unable to access Windows
I tried to repair and recover my data using WinTech CD, (I have the username/password, and even the MDB file). 1. I tried to authenticate ffrom SBFS: Error 0xe005001: SafeBoot Client not activated 2. Authenticate from Database: after browsing for the file and select machine name, nothing happened
Could you please advise, how to repair/recover my data.
I did consult my helpdesk and that were the only 2 ways they advised me to do, and they told me that's all they can help, i need to format and reinstall windows.... but I don't want to as I have a lot of critical data inside.
Please let me know the process, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if it's not convenient for you to post it here
it's not so much inconvenient, in that it's your helpdesk who have responsibility for the data on your machine - if they don't want to help you it's not my place to bypass them - maybe they have a good reason not to want your data recovered?
But, simply the fastest way to get your data back would be for you to boot off a WinTech CD, authenticate with the SDB export from the corporate recovery system, then mount the drive a nd copy the data off.
What if LBA "0" that contained the SafeBoot information was damaged and lost? Would the .SDB be able to provide the missing information about the disk parameters and missing SafeBoot FS and still mount the drive in WinTech to recover the data?
I've tried to rebuild the MBR from WinTech, but the result is that the "can't find a system boot drive".
I assume that the area (sector) of the drive that indicates how much of the partition is encrypted is also damaged or blank.
I replaced the failed block (lba 0) with SafeBoot info from another drive (different capacity). It was successful seeing the drive in WinTech, but the Crypt List was still "0"d out. When attempting to recover the data the recovery application running in the background to WinTech indicated physical 160GB, but partition was relative to the other drive (320GB). So, the recovery wasn't successful at all. Basically, I believe the .SDB allows the pass through to the data, but only to the sectors mapped out in the Crypt List.
This is where my problem is. I can't rebuild the MBR, can't mount the SBFS, can't see the data.
Is it possible to use the same capacity, same computer name & then pull lba "0" and apply it to the bad drive to recover the data?