I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 beside Windows 8.1 on my laptop with UEFI bios. Everything works fine. One day I wanted to extend my Ubuntu partition:
- I booted indows, removed some unused files, uninstalled some programs.
- I shutdown windows and booted an Ubuntu live USB.
- I resized Windows' partition and then extended the Ubuntu partition.
- I booted the Ubuntu installation and everything worked fine!
But today I faced a problem mounting the Windows partition. I read about fast startup windows 8.1 feature and tried to launch windows but it shows BSOD on every startup.
I think the problem is that the Windows partition (NTFS) was in "fast startup" mode and I've resized it.
Is there any way to repair "fast startup" mode, or disable it? I really want to launch Windows.
I've tried to remove hiber file with option remove_hiberfile on mount, but receive the error below:
root@valery-P50-A-K4M:~# mount -t ntfs-3g -o remove_hiberfile /dev/sda2 /media/valery/win The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount. Failed to mount '/dev/sda2': Operation not permitted The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting), or mount the volume read-only with the 'ro' mount option.
In read only mode the Windows partition works fine.