True Stories of Knoppix Rescues
Subject:   knoppix better than recovery console for windows 2000/xp
Date:   2005-01-10 11:37:56
From:   faniggle
i was running raid0 against 2 IDE disks when a bad stick of memory corrupted the ntfs partition on which all my data was housed. I could have lived without the data but it would have been nice to not rebuild from scratch. I swapped out the memory and attempted to boot from the w2k/wxp cds to perform a chkdsk /r. Turns out ntfs.sys crapped out when accessing the partition w/ a friendly bluescreen. I quickly withdrew my knoppix cd from its holster on my hip and was able to not only mount my raid volume but also recover with fixntfs and fully salvage all my data.