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Thread: Dual Boot and getting "Windows has recovered from a serious error" What's wrong?

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    Dual Boot and getting "Windows has recovered from a serious error" What's wrong?

    Curious what I could be doing wrong here. I'm getting this message most times I boot into Windows... especially if it's been a while. I mount the Windows 'C drive' from Ubuntu so I don't have multiple My Documents, My Pics, etc.

    Anyways, any help is greatly appreciated. I don't want to mess anything up of course.

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    Re: Dual Boot and getting "Windows has recovered from a serious error" What's wrong?

    Are you hibernating? Usually then you cannot even mount the NTFS partition to write into it.

    Do you have a shared NTFS data partition as Windows often does not like a lot of writing into its system partition.

    The Linux NTFS driver exposes all the hidden files & folders that Windows usually hides and it is easy for a user to accidentally do something they should not. I used to turn on show the hidden files in Windows and corrupted system on regular basis. I would often click on wrong folder and move too quick and it would instantly move a system folder under another. Once I learned that was a problem it was easy to fix from another system.
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    Re: Dual Boot and getting "Windows has recovered from a serious error" What's wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by 777funk View Post
    I mount the Windows 'C drive' from Ubuntu so I don't have multiple My Documents, My Pics, etc.
    Not a thing I like to do. I'd recommend you think about setting up a separate NTFS partition for shared data. To get round the problem of multiple document folders, etc, you can symlink from the data partition to your home in Ubuntu (so long as you mount the NTFS partition by means of /etc/fstab) and you can set up shortcuts in your Windows home folder to do much the same thing.

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    Re: Dual Boot and getting "Windows has recovered from a serious error" What's wrong?

    Excellent and thank you! So what would be best to do now? Here's what I'd suspect:

    1. New NTFS partition
    2. Move all Windows to new folders in this partition
    3. automount this partition in Ubuntu
    4. Create the Symlinks in Ubuntu
    5. Create shortcuts in Windows

    Question (besides if that's the correct steps to take), can I somehow redirect the Windows Doc Folders to the new locations so that I can just click the original doc folders like nothing ever happened?

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    Re: Dual Boot and getting "Windows has recovered from a serious error" What's wrong?

    Found this but no idea if it works. I used to use XP but now have no Windows.

    Shared NTFS partition but some of the Linux instructions could be better:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/35807...ws-and-ubuntu/


    Splitting home directory discussion and details:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1811198
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1901437
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...hlight=%2Fdata
    Link is on move home but see post by bodhi.zazen on data partition #6
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=325048
    Severals posts on size of / and use of linking to data partition.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2137726

    Better mount in fstab:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1983336
    Mount & edit fstab from Morbius1 - suggest using templates instead. Post #6
    For ntfs UUID shown is example only see below:
    UUID=XXXXXXXXXXX /media/WinD ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=000,uid=1000,windows_names 0 0
    Window_names prevents the use of invalid windows characters:
    (which are the nine characters ” * / : < > ? \ | and those whose code is less than 0×20)
    uid=1000 should fix the trash problems as well:
    Oldfred on vacation. Back Sept 9. Will not have much if any Internet access.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
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    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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