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In a Linux system, files, blocks, directories, sockets and other items are referred by corresponding file descriptors. If your system is reporting errors that the file descriptor is bad, one of possible causes is that file system is corrupt and thus, you require restoring from backup. But if backup is not valid enough to restore complete information, you need to use advanced Linux Data Recovery applications. As an instance, you might encounter the below error message with your Linux based system: “Bad file descriptor” You might receive this error while trying to access a file or while trying to boot the system. Cause Possible reasons for the ‘Bad file descriptor’ error to occur are: Linux systems use a special file, called /dev/null (also called the null device). This file removes all the data that is written to it after reporting that the write process has succes... (more)

Linux Recovery - Tips & Tricks

Partitions created in the hard drive enable you to install different operating systems. A partition table is positioned at the first sector (cylinder 0, head 0 and sector 1, Master Boot Record) of every hard drive. This table contains the information about locations and sizes on the hard drive. Corruption in a partition table can occur due to improper system shutdown, file system corruption, software bugs and more. Once the partition table is corrupted, the user may not be able to boot a particular operating system. Furthermore, the data saved in the unbootable partition becomes ... (more)

Linux: Mount Fails and Can’t Read Mounted File Systems Table

fstab and mtab are two important files found on Linux systems. fstab: The file is also sometimes referred to as file systems table or /etc/fstab. It is meant to list all the available disk partitions and disks. It also includes information about how these disks and partitions are integrated into the file system of Linux. Its corruption sometimes leads to Linux Data Recovery needs. mtab: Also known as a mounted file systems table, it enlists mounted file systems. When any file system is mounted using mount command, the file is automatically edited. In case the system finds errors w... (more)

Unsuccessful Rollback Phase Cause Partition Loss in Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Developer on Ulitzer Several users upgrade their operating systems from Microsoft Windows XP to Windows Vista. But in case if any error during the setup process, rollback phase is initiated. When you run the rollback phase, your system returns to previous installation of Microsoft Windows operating system. But there is no guarantee of rollback phase to be successful. When it does not complete, no operating system can run properly and thus all hard drive partitions become inaccessible. In such situations, Partition Recovery is required to get your valuable data back. When... (more)

How to Handle File Indexing Corruption in Microsoft Windows 7

Microsoft Dynamics on Ulitzer File Indexing is an allegedly useful feature of Microsoft Windows operating system. It extracts critical information from files on hard disk and creates the “searchable keyword index” that Is used for making the file search more efficient. Using file indexing service, you can easily searching for a phrase, properly or word in a document, even without knowing name of the file that you want. In some situations, the indexing of file may get damaged and may access all your files inaccessible from Windows hard drive partition. In such cases, you need to ... (more)