View Full Version : [ubuntu] Unable to access my windows partition?

October 22nd, 2008, 05:29 PM
Hi guys,
I tried clicking on my Windows partition to explore it for the heck of it a couple days ago and it let me browse through it, today I tried and it wont.It says, Unable to mount the volume Anyone have any idea? Thanks

October 22nd, 2008, 05:34 PM
Did allow your computer to complete a full shutdown process while on your Windows partition?

If not, it will be flagged to Ubuntu as not safe or damaged and it won't mount.

October 22nd, 2008, 05:41 PM
Two alternatives:
* Re-start to Windows and close properly
* Force it to mount to once mount via command-line:

sudo mount -f /dev/sdx /media/amountpoint

October 22nd, 2008, 06:02 PM
Well, I did get a blue screen and windows shut down before i got on ubuntu, so thats probably it. Thanks

October 22nd, 2008, 06:14 PM
Please note that, although rare, forcing a mount can lead to data loss.