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Thread: HowTo: Fix Corrupted Windows Registry from Ubuntu partition

  1. #41
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    Nov 2013

    Re: HowTo: Fix Corrupted Windows Registry from Ubuntu partition

    Thanks!! This solution still works. I had to fix a roommate's XP work computer and followed the instructions with a few minor adjustments. Here are my notes:

    • Download latest desktop version of Ubuntu ISO
    • Create bootable CD or USB thumb drive

    • When booting from Ubuntu, steps 1, 2, and 3 are pretty much already done
      • NTFS-3G is already installed
      • NTFSProgs is now included in NTFS-3G and doesn't need to be installed
      • NTFS filesysystem is generally already mounted

    • For step 4, it's probably best to copy a backup of the files to another USB drive or a network drive
    • before running the ntfsfix command you have to unmount the Windows drive
    • After the first reboot, it went automatically into windows without doing any system checks. However, after rebooting it did do a file system consistency check. I did a 3rd reboot just to make sure everything worked.



  2. #42
    Join Date
    Jun 2012

    Re: HowTo: Fix Corrupted Windows Registry from Ubuntu partition

    Thank u Kerrnopanic. Ur solution worked fine to me. For layman Identifying devicename of windows is a little troublesome. My answer to them is use GParted Partition editor.It will list all partitions. There is an issue during the NTFS consistency check.

    command: ntfsfix /dev/sda1
    Issue: Refusing to operate on read-write mounted device /dev/sda1.

    Solution: Try unmounting the drive first - running this program on a mounted drive apparently doesn't work -
    sudo umount /dev/sda1
    ntfsfix /dev/sda1

    PS: sda1 is where my windows installed, it might vary for others.

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