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Unable to mount WindowsXP partition.

Posted on: Jun 26 2014 Category :Linux > Ubuntu Views: 996 | Subscribe

Now that WindowsXP isn't supported anymore I decided to give Ubuntu a try. I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed and I decided to keep my windows partition with the ability to boot from it. I'm totally lost at this point, and I'm trying to figure out how to access my XP partition, but each time I click on the partition I get the following message: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 0). Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': Input/output error NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g. /dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation for more details.I'm not able to boot up the Windows partition for some reason to run chkdisk /f. Each time I try it takes me back to the screen where I select which partition to boot from.When I type "sudo fdisk -l" into the terminal I get the following: Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640133946880 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250261615 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x99a499a4 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 63 1146438454 573219196 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 1146439678 1250260991 51910657 5 Extended /dev/sda5 1146439680 1241876479 47718400 83 Linux /dev/sda6 1241878528 1250260991 4191232 82 Linux swap / Solaris Disk /dev/mapper/cryptswap1: 4291 MB, 4291821568 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 521 cylinders, total 8382464 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0xd832aaef Disk /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 doesn't contain a valid partition tableWhen I type "sudo blkid" I get this: /dev/sda1: UUID="8A00E48F00E48393" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda5: UUID="11ae9b52-b008-4ac0-ac87-52bc61c6dd38" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sr0: LABEL="Data disc (11 Jun 14)" TYPE="iso9660" /dev/mapper/cryptswap1: UUID="32f0a70a-d75c-4827-8d60-42e9b5550f54" TYPE="swap"I'm not sure what that tells me. It just seems like in every post concerning a similar problem this was valuable info. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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