Computer issue - Reboot and select proper boot device.

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Mr Fish, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    I'll remember that, however I don't really have much 'sensitive information', barring weird porn.
     
  2. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Right, got Rufus, got Ubuntu, installed it on a USB, plugged it in.

    This popped up instead of the usual crap.
    01.jpg

    I tried the first setting.
    2.jpg

    And I'm in.
    3.jpg 4.jpg

    But where do I go from here? I can't find the HDD drive nor the SSD drive. SSD is C and HDD is E. But I can't find any of that.

    [edit]

    Probably not relevant but whatever:

    So in BIOS I checked out the tab where I could see that my SSD and HDD was still being recognized and figured, what if I unplug the HDD? So I shut down the computer, unplugged it and started it back up again. And it was not recognized this time. So BIOS definitely knows that the drives are both plugged in and recognize what they are enough to give them descriptions of their capacity and serial numbers.

    [Edit 2]

    Well, if this doesn't scream C and E then I don't know what does.
    1.jpg

    However, I have no idea where it is, I've tried to do a quick scan by selecting a dozen folders at a time and right click+properties but none of them reached terrabyte levels and a lot of them says files are unreadable.
    2.jpg

    [edit 3]

    Something I forgot to mention is that my computer had the usual windows password thing when I start it up, does that matter in any way? Like, is the reason some files are unreadable because I lack the administrator permission or whatever?
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2016
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  3. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    It does actually see your hdd, linux does not follow the windows partitioning naming scheme. What the error says, i think, is that you had fast/quick boot option enabled for windows, which makes it so that when you shutdown windows it actually acts a bit like hibernation, in that it saves your current process for fast loading when you boot it up again. Now ubuntu does not want to open it because any changes made to that hdd might not be saved (when windows loads the hiberfile). But since it can only see one drive, there is a high probability that the ssd is a goner.

    Anyway, just to see if it's really the hdd, when in ubuntu, press the windows key on your keyboard, write "terminal" and press enter. This should open up a terminal and in that terminal write "lsblk" (obviously without the qoutes) and press enter. Then take a photo of the output.
     
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  4. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
  5. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    I should get into Ubuntu too. Recently I had to buy a new net device because of Windows 10 update. Dammit. My old net stick was old so I knew I can't use that much longer anyhow, that didn't work with Win 10 at all. Then I used my cell phones net, that worked well for awhile but then stopped working with a Win 10 update.
     
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  6. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Hm.... The sda device seems very similar to your ssd, as it's around 120 gb, the sdb is definitely your hdd and the sdc is your usb stick.

    Now then, you don't have to take pictures with your smartphone, you can take screenshots inside your ubuntu session with the printscreen button on your keyboard and save them to the "picture" folder. Then you can open up firefox in your ubuntu session, enter this website and post the screenshots from the picture folder.

    Now press the "windows" button on your keyboard again, and write "disks", press enter and take a screenshot of that. If it shows the ssd we might try to run a benchmark on it.
     
  7. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Sorry for the delay, I had to eat dinner first.
    Screenshot from 2016-10-22 16-29-40.png

    Now, the SSD I can't mount, but the HDD I can, should I?
    232.png
     
  8. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    It will show you the same error, now i have not done this (i don't have a windows intallation), but it seems you can modify the mount option so that it would delete the "hiberfile" and let you mount it. If you scroll down to the "Have Linux Remove the Hiberfile.sys File" section there are instructions for that:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/236807/how-to-mount-your-windows-10-or-8-system-drive-on-linux/

    As for the ssd, if you click on the little cog-wheel, is the "benchmark partition" option grayed out?
     
  9. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    It is not grayed out.
     
  10. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Try out the benchmark, just set the "sample size" to something bigger, like a 100 mb.
     
  11. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    I also did what the page told me to and edited the mount options.
    edited according to page.png

    And then tried to mount it, didn't work.
    tried to mount it after editing.png

    Did it, it is currently doing a graph.

    Finished:
    Graph.png
     
  12. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Did you try to unmount and then mount again? If this does not work, try to enter this command in the terminal "ntfsfix /dev/sdb" (or "ntfsfix /dev/sdb1" if that does not work), press enter and then try to mount the hhd.

    As for the ssd, those write and read speeds look pretty healthy to me... hmm... i wonder if the boot sector got corrupted somehow.
     
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  13. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    1. Can't unmount it, just try to mount it again and it gives the same message as before.

    2. Nothing happened in the Terminal box
    did it do something.png

    Wait, I forgot the space. Here's the results:
    ntfsfix dev sdb
    ntfsfix dev sdb.png

    ntfsfix dev sdb1
    ntfsfix dev sdb1.png
     
  14. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    You entered the command wrong. Press ctrl+c and then enter it - ntfsfix /dev/sdb
     
  15. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Done, I edited the previous post of mine.
     
  16. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Crap, i forgot it needs administrator privileges:

    sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb
     
  17. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    sudo6.png
     
  18. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Wait, I tried with a 1 at the end:

    sudosuccess.png

    (edit)

    I mounted the HDD successfully, now just to find where the hell it is...

    (edit)

    Found it. It seems to me like the HDD is just fine. All my files appear to be there.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2016
  19. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    I think it's the most bottom drive icon on the left of the screenshot.
     
  20. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    All right, so the HDD appear to be fine. At least the files on it. So the only thing remaining is figuring out whether or not the SSD is fucked and if I need to replace it.