Recently had this problem while running an android project out of my Windows drive. After rebooting Linux, things went awry.

My windows partition mounts in the /media/user folder, but it's always read only.

All the usual tricks have failed: running chkdsk, rebooting, holding shift + shutdown.

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    try sudo ntfs-3g /dev/sdaX /media/$USER/windows or sudo mount -o remount,rw /dev/sdaX /media/$USER/windows. also post the output of /etc/fstab
    – ptetteh227
    Apr 12, 2018 at 0:56

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yes, the output of mount was helpful. i ran sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb2 /mnt/windows, and it said “Windows is hibernated, refused to mount”

i went into windows and ran these commands as a command prompt admin powercfg -h off and shutdown /s /t 0

The fall creators update is weird in how it manages reboots, opening everything up where you left off. Even if you disable quick boot, hibernation. I read using the classic reboot menu (press alt+F4 on desktop) also works (if you hold shift or use reboot)

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