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Windows 7: Thinkpad Windows 7(with truecypt) system recovery failed


17 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 32
 
 
Thinkpad Windows 7(with truecypt) system recovery failed

Hello experts.

I couldn't do a system update with the lenovo update tool nor upgrade the adobe flash player,
so I went to do a system restore using windows system restore.
Everything went fine(no power outage, etc), but when the comp restarted, it showed this:



No OS listed


Backup not listed



I've tried the following options but it's futile.


returns back to this
http://i51.tinypic.com/9az2o3.jpg


It seems the HDD's driver is missing? Because it is encrypted with truecrypt? I'm sure there's a backup image with window's system restore and 2 images with lenovo's system restore.

I've tried knoppix live cd to access the harddisk but they're not accessible, probably because I didn't get to enter the truecrypt startup password?

Recovery partition in HDD is deleted.
I need to access all files in the computer before doing a fresh OS install. Advice please.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by needdhelp View Post
Hello experts.

I couldn't do a system update with the lenovo update tool nor upgrade the adobe flash player,
so I went to do a system restore using windows system restore.
Everything went fine(no power outage, etc), but when the comp restarted, it showed this:



No OS listed


Backup not listed



I've tried the following options but it's futile.


returns back to this
http://i51.tinypic.com/9az2o3.jpg


It seems the HDD's driver is missing? Because it is encrypted with truecrypt? I'm sure there's a backup image with window's system restore and 2 images with lenovo's system restore.

I've tried knoppix live cd to access the harddisk but they're not accessible, probably because I didn't get to enter the truecrypt startup password?

Recovery partition in HDD is deleted.
I need to access all files in the computer before doing a fresh OS install. Advice please.

Hello there!

I'm not an expert in this area but try this article Recover a TrueCrypt Volume - CGSecurity
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 32
 
 

Thx. Already fixed, just get ubuntu, install truecryt, tick preboot authentication, mount, can access all files already. Now trying to find where system restore keep the image file..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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