Window/ubuntu crash

John Heinen hensandpat at
Sun Jan 4 03:32:16 UTC 2009

NoOp wrote:
> On 01/02/2009 05:05 PM, John Heinen wrote:
>> John Heinen wrote:
> [snip]
>> Haven't found an answer to recover aT LEAST SOME FILES FROM THE BROKEN
> You haven't found an answer because you haven't told anyone what you've
> done, what version of Ubuntu you are running, and whether you are using
> the Gnome or KDE/Kubutu desktop.
> You need to state exactly what the errors & actions are when you try to
> boot to WinXP. That way someone may be able to help you troubleshoot
> further. You also need to tell us if you can see the XP drive and files
> in Ubuntu.
> Further, if you can boot into Ubuntu, you should be able to recover
> files from the WinXP drive if the drive will mount; click on
> 'Places|Computer'  and look for your XP drive there. It may just list
> the media size of the drive, but it you should be able to tell if it
> shows something like '40 GB Media' (for a 40GB drive). Double click on
> that and will most likely mount and open the drive so that you can see
> the files.
> Answer those basic questions & then someone can tell you if you need to
> troubleshoot Windows, the grub bootloader etc. *Whatever you do, do not*
> try reinstalling windows etc. Take it a step at a time so that you don't
> accidentially write over your windows files & disk.
We have ubuntu 8.04.1 i386 When I start and choose win xp it indicates
register error, register file feature and dumps its memory on and on and
Ubuntu: From computer places, the details: 7.6 gb media, 27.6 gb media,
acronis SZ, cd-rw/dvd plus minus rw, floppy drive Files/term
Message cannot mount volume $ logfile indicates unclean shutdown
operation not supported, mount is denied because nfts is marked to be in
use, choose one action
ONE if you have windows disconnect the external devices by clicking on
the safely remove hardware icon in the windows taskbar
Choice 2, If you don't have windows than you can use the force option
e.g. type mount-t ntfs-3g/dev/sdal/media/disk-o force or add the
relevant row in the /etc/fstab file /dev/sda1/media/disk/ ntfs-3gforce oo

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