enter image description hereI have a Windows 10 system. I booted to Linux Mint from USB once. While shutting down, it asked me to remove the installation device and then press Enter. I simply pressed Enter without removing the USB. Now, windows won't load and gets stuck with a black screen and a blinking cursor.

I can boot into Linux Mint from the USB and the main HDD shows up but I can't open it. The error that shows up is: "Unable to mount location" - Can't mount file.

The sudo fdsik -l log is:

dev/sda1          2048    999423    997376   487M 83 Linux
/dev/sda2       1001470 976771071 975769602 465.3G  5 Extended
/dev/sda5       1001472 976771071 975769600 465.3G 8e Linux LVM

sda1 should be ntfs and sda5 should also be ntfs if I am correct?

EDIT: from gparted it appears as if sda1 is ntfs file format.

Any ideas or help is greatly appreciated.

  • Do you use live boot, or install the O/S? – KevinO Jun 13 '17 at 17:21
  • I did a live boot from a usb stick. – Kirtiman Sinha Jun 13 '17 at 17:24

Try booting from a gParted live CD (using a CD disk) if possible and check with the gParted application all disks partitions and file systems.

If it shows that /dev/sda1 and/or /dev/sda5 is a Linux file system (extX) the partitions or the partition table are somehow corrupted.

I would check if the disk is corrupt with badblocks in Linux.

You can try pressing F8 while booting from Windows and enter in safe mode or try to repair the system.

Another thing: Try with the HDD Regenerator tool, it will try to repair demagnetized blocks on your hard drive(s), it will take a few hours.

If none of these works, I'm afraid you'll have to reformat and reinstall the system.

Good luck.

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