I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my machine and now I get the following error after 5 days of no problems

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here is the console output for "s -alt /var/crash ":

total 12936
-rw-r-----  1 root     whoopsie   25007 Νοέ  23 18:28 _usr_bin_do-release-upgrade.0.crash
 drwxrwsrwt  2 root     whoopsie    4096 Νοέ  23 18:27 .
 -rw-------  1 whoopsie whoopsie       0 Νοέ  21 19:21 _usr_bin_unity-scope-loader.1000.uploaded
 -rw-rw-r--  1 stavros  whoopsie       0 Νοέ  21 18:12 _usr_bin_unity-scope-loader.1000.upload
 -rw-r-----  1 stavros  whoopsie 2503696 Νοέ  21 18:12 _usr_bin_unity-scope-loader.1000.crash
 -rw-------  1 whoopsie whoopsie       0 Νοέ  21 18:07 python3.5-minimal.0.uploaded
 -rw-r--r--  1 root     whoopsie       0 Νοέ  21 18:05 python3.5-minimal.0.upload
 -rw-r-----  1 root     whoopsie 2042057 Νοέ  21 18:05 python3.5-minimal.0.crash
 -rw-r-----  1 root     whoopsie 2306710 Νοέ  20 21:38 udev.0.crash
 -rw-------  1 whoopsie whoopsie       0 Νοέ  20 21:32 procps.0.uploaded
 -rw-r--r--  1 root     whoopsie       0 Νοέ  20 21:32 procps.0.upload
 -rw-r-----  1 root     whoopsie 1986589 Νοέ  20 21:32 procps.0.crash
 -rw-r-----  1 stavros  whoopsie 4355757 Νοέ  20 18:40  _usr_bin_compiz.1000.crash
 drwxr-xr-x 14 root     root        4096 Ιούλ 19 23:54 ..
  • 1
    Are you attempting to mount any Windows/NTFS partitions in /etc/fstab at boot time?
    – heynnema
    Nov 24, 2016 at 15:10
  • Yes I the is drive main partition is a ntfs one but I have deleted most of the Windows's files.and I have an ssd w it's windows 10 properly shut down if this is what you are looking for. Nov 24, 2016 at 15:20
  • Temporarily edit /etc/fstab and comment out the Windows/NTFS mount and see if it boots normally now. Report back, and then I'll give you the next step.
    – heynnema
    Nov 24, 2016 at 15:23
  • How I do that ,sorry I am new to linux Nov 24, 2016 at 15:26
  • Since you don't know how to do this, we'll do something different first. Check my answer, below.
    – heynnema
    Nov 24, 2016 at 15:42

1 Answer 1


In Windows:

We need to test/repair any Windows/NTFS partitions using chkdsk, and we need to disable fast start and hibernation.

  • open an administrative command prompt window and type chkdsk /f c: and approve to run this at the next reboot time

  • type chkdsk /f x: changing the "x" to any other drive letters that exist on your system

  • disable fast start in the Power control panel

    open the Power control panel

    select Change what power buttons do

    select Change options that are unavailable

    uncheck fast start

  • in the open administrative command prompt window, type powercfg /h off

  • reboot Windows and let chkdsk test/repair the C: drive

  • reboot Ubuntu and see if it boots properly

  • I physically removed my windows drive from the system and then problem is still there so the other partition of my ubuntu drive is creating it.this partition was a windows installation but I deleted all the windows files from it but it is stilll considered a windows boot drive so I can't;t boot from it to windows Nov 24, 2016 at 18:31
  • You didn't follow my instructions. If either/both of your NTFS partitions are being mounted in Ubuntu, removing a drive will cause almost the same problem as you had to start with. Please reinstall the drive, and boot Windows and run chkdsk on all NTFS drives. If that doesn't solve the problem, then we'll try other things, but not until we bless the Windows stuff.
    – heynnema
    Nov 24, 2016 at 19:28
  • Hello I followed your instructions ubuntu struggles a little bit but it boots .The problem is that it boots with the screen turned of and 2-3 system program problem detected windows. Nov 27, 2016 at 15:28
  • Good, we're making progress. Did you do all of the instructions that I gave you? Describe in more details the problems that you're having with Ubuntu now. Be precise. We may need to start other questions for those.
    – heynnema
    Nov 27, 2016 at 15:57
  • ps: Edit you answer to include the output of, using the terminal application: ls -alt /var/crash
    – heynnema
    Nov 27, 2016 at 16:01

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