I am trying to mount usb on 14.04 LTS(Usually wors fine),getting error

Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/username/383255103254D48A: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" "/media/shan/383255103254D48A"' exited with non-zero exit status 13: $MFTMirr does not match $MFT (record 0).
Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': 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.

Then i run the command sudo blkid then results

/dev/sda1: LABEL="System Reserved" UUID="54FEB6FCFEB6D608" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda2: UUID="081CC4AF1CC498D8" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda4: LABEL="New Volume" UUID="1E30CEAB30CE896B" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda5: UUID="917680eb-96c8-4a8e-bf77-fde42322ea6a" TYPE="swap" 
/dev/sda6: UUID="513e2c74-d8e0-4d89-a547-cf984f1edc3d" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sdb1: UUID="383255103254D48A" TYPE="ntfs" 

How can I solve this problem?


Well, either your USB drive has died, or the filesystem needs to be repaired.

You can try to repair it from Linux with:

sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb1

And if that doesn't work, you'll have to run chkdsk on it from a Windows box.

  • @user214306 - Since it works, please consider accepting and/or upvoting my answer :) – Android Dev Oct 12 '16 at 15:21
  • Yes, I am trying .. there are some time limits... – ubm Oct 12 '16 at 15:22
  • If you want to format the drive, losing your data, you can do so with gparted: sudo apt-get install gparted – Matt Kleinsmith Mar 17 '18 at 9:05

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