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Old 05-23-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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windows crashed any way to fix from mint


My windows xp partition crashed for an unknown reason the other day and i was wondering if i could fix it from my mint debian partition. my windows partition starts to boot but then just hits a black screen and freezes and when i go to run it in any safe mode it just lists a bunch of drivers and then stops there. any kind of feedback is apriciated
 
Old 05-23-2011, 05:15 PM   #2
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Hi,

Okay, as far as I can conclude from what little info windows feeds back, the answer is yes...and no. Yes, you can mount the partition, yes you can work on the contents (from the console) but ... you do not know what is wrong with windows. If I can make a humble suggestion: mount the partition, back-up the data and re-install...

Unless you can find what is missing/broken over there...

Thor
 
Old 05-23-2011, 06:01 PM   #3
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That's it.

Probably your partition is formated as ntfs, so to mount it under Linux you would run a mount command similar to this one:

mkdir /tmp/win
mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /tmp/win

Just make sure to replace /dev/sda1 by the partition where windows is installed.

Regards,
 
Old 05-24-2011, 08:20 AM   #4
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i am very doubtful you will be able to repair windows from linux. You would need a windows CD and run recovery from that.
But as suggested in previous posts you can back up your data for sure.
 
Old 05-24-2011, 10:23 AM   #5
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You'll want a Windows forum. May i suggest virtualdr.com

I have fixed Windows many times from a live cd, but there is no command "/usr/bin/fixwin" or anything. YOU have to fix it by knowing what's wrong, Linux will just allow you access to the hard drive
 
Old 05-24-2011, 03:15 PM   #6
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The normal way is to fix with repair from xp cd or use sfc.exe or such.

I'd build a bartsPE or UBCD4win disk.
 
Old 05-25-2011, 01:56 AM   #7
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there is no command "/usr/bin/fixwin"
BIG LOL!!!!!!!! Not in a zillion years!

I have to concur with bsat though : you will need the windows cd/dvd to get to the original stuff to put that on the hard drive. I forgot to mention this, oops. But, as themanwhowas did mention: a windows forum may be the better place to get the right info...

Good lunk!

Thor

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Old 05-25-2011, 02:35 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by tybo725 View Post
My windows xp partition crashed for an unknown reason the other day and i was wondering if i could fix it from my mint debian partition. my windows partition starts to boot but then just hits a black screen and freezes and when i go to run it in any safe mode it just lists a bunch of drivers and then stops there. any kind of feedback is apriciated
A guy I worked with used mint to scan & attempt repair of a vista install. Sorry I can't be more specific. Not sure which app. he used. Once he did that then windows did a chkdsk the next time he tried to boot & it worked.
You can try putting your drive in another windows machine. As it boots it may detect errors on one of your drives & run a chkdsk for you. Alternatively if you have a windows install disk you should be able to run chkdsk /r at a command prompt. Google is your friend. Good luck.
This might be worth a look. http://www.bootmed.com/

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