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CLUELESS
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Stuck. Willing to pay for detailed help.

Postby CLUELESS » 14 Jun 2015, 07:37

Recently something happened to my computer. When I start it up it goes into windows restore mode. This is a huge problem for me because there's a pretty valuable file on there. The computer runs Windows 7 and has TrueCrypt installed. I made System Rescue bootable drive and got it to run but from there I'm pretty much stumped. I really don't want to mess around and lose this if it's not already gone. I'm beginning to panic and would I would really appreciate some detailed help on this. I'm willing to tip.

Edit: Sorry I'm not really sure where to post this. If there's a better spot or way to do this please point me there

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Re: Stuck. Willing to pay for detailed help.

Postby gernot » 14 Jun 2015, 08:31

Sorry i can't help, but have some hints.

First try to find the encrypted data. "fsarchiver probe" can help if you use a whole encrypted partition.
First make a backup from the encrypted data. dd is a tool to do this.

actual sysrcd has no truecrypt support but can read thedata with the cryptosetup tool.
The problem is you have to know much information about your storage.

Gernot

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Re: Stuck. Willing to pay for detailed help.

Postby CLUELESS » 14 Jun 2015, 08:56

Is there any danger of losing data just by running sysrec on live boot? I ran a few commands but wasn't sure what to do? Trying not to mess up any small chance I have of getting this back. So if I could possibly see the partitions but it will be encrypted and hopefully might be able to unencrypt that? I'm really out of my league I'm not sure how to even back that up.

Hell I had thought I had the original file backed up in numerous spots but apparently it wasn't the proper files.

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Re: Stuck. Willing to pay for detailed help.

Postby gernot » 14 Jun 2015, 09:14

The risk to boot is real low.
There is a risk that your problem begun with a broken harddisk so things can get worse.
Also some RAID systems can get new names so things get confusing.

you can use ddrescue to save content from broken hardware.
view the manual with "man ddrescue"

Work with a backup...

Gernot

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Re: Stuck. Willing to pay for detailed help.

Postby CLUELESS » 14 Jun 2015, 09:20

What if I get a new hard drive with windows and truecrypt running. Then swap out the drives.

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Re: Stuck. Willing to pay for detailed help.

Postby gernot » 14 Jun 2015, 14:52

After thinking again I think this can work if the key is on the device.

May be you get more help in a crypto or truecrypt Forum.

Gernot


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