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Thread: Volsnap.sys bluescreen issue after installing ubuntu

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    Oct 2012

    Volsnap.sys bluescreen issue after installing ubuntu

    I have installed ubuntu on my computer and a friends computer without any issues and then another friend also wanted ubuntu after seeing how much better it preforms compared to windows. So I installed it on there computer and they needed to run a windows only program and we got a bluescreen error that had to due with volsnap.sys. At first when I tried to install ubuntu on that computer I ran into an issue where install along side windows was not initially available that Gparted told me to run to correct a duplicate sector issue and that was resolved and after that I was able to install ubuntu along side windows (I am not sure if this is relevant to the issue but you never know). I did do some research and it turns out that windows xp trys to access all partitions but why would it do that if windows can not access the ext4 file system I have no issues on the 2 other computer that I installed ubuntu on (I could be because they both ran windows 7 instead of xp) My idea for a solution would be to backup all important files and reinstall windows however my friend worried about losing data. Are there other ways to fix this or a way to convince my friend to reinstall windows. I do fell bad for messing up their computer. Here is my current partition setup if it helps anyone

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    Jul 2008
    California, USA

    Re: Volsnap.sys bluescreen issue after installing ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by sega16 View Post
    we got a bluescreen error that had to due with volsnap.sys.
    It turns out that volsnap.sys is a Windows system file that can become infected backdoor. Since you still have Windows on the sda1 partition, it is possible that the drive is infected with malware. Do the backup, then scan it with a malware detector to remove the infection. If that doesn't work, completely wipe the drive and reinstall Windows. After you scan the backed-up files for infections, restore the data files and reinstall Ubuntu.
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