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  1. I'm not sure I understood all of that, but here's what I was after: If I simply login and go to files and mount the disk, it shows me as the owner. When I do that with disks > selecting the drive > edit mount options > mount at startup, the root is shown as owner. I don't want to mess with the /etc/fstab as it can potentially break the boot, so I'm only comfortable with doing this using a GUI.
  2. Ok, I guess I can live with that. Would it be possible to change the permissions though so that the files in the mounted disk are attributed to me rather than root as shown in screenshot?
  3. Hello, I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 in dual boot with Windows 10. The way I have my setup configured is there's an SSD with both Windows and Ubuntu operating systems and a second drive with all my data on it, such as downloads and documents, etc. The disk is partitioned under NTFS scheme. Firstly, I was interested in simply mounting that drive automatically on boot, which I managed by going to disks > selecting the drive > edit mount options > mount at startup. However, a few days afterwards I found myself unable to edit any of the files in the mounted disk. The New Folder and Paste options are grayed out, I can neither save any new file nor edit previous ones. The user permissions showed the files belonging to "root" and so kept me from changing anything. After disabling auto-mount, the file permissions show my username instead of root now but I still can't edit anything. I have tried numerous solutions, many even successfully, but things revert back to same in a few days for no apparent reason. I would really like to know what's the issue here and how it can be fixed. Thanks! Update: Disabling fast startup allows for modifying the files, but they are still associated with root user. However, I would appreciate a workaround whereby I don't have to disable that option.
  4. Hello, I'm interested in knowing if it's possible using Windows file manager or some third party utility to have a single file be available from different directories. Typically, for instance, File A can only be accessed via Folder A, but I want it to also be accessible via Folder B, without having to create a duplicate. The feature is available in Google drive as well, but I need an offline solution. I do not want to make copies because then there is the hassle of updating each instance, as well as a need for extra storage space. Any ideas??
  5. Ok, so I followed the instructions as per this article and deleted the registry enteries to stop installed programs from starting up automatically. I also tried disabling the firewall and windows defender, but restored them later since it didn't help. To be absolutely sure that I'm not facing a hardware issue, I swapped the SSD in my laptop into my brother's (we have the exact same system pretty much) and it didn't work, but his SSD booted into Windows just fine when in my laptop. Given that Ubuntu is working fine off of the same drive, I guess we can rule hardware issues out at this point.
  6. No, I don't see the login screen at all now. When it started happening, I was able to login and it would happen a few seconds afterwards, but for the last 2 days I can't get to the login screen at all without running into BSOD. Besides if it were a program causing the crash I would suspect using the Safe Mode I wouldn't encounter the issue but I still do.
  7. I had not recorded the error messages the last time around so I went over this again. Here's how it went: First I tried running the commands through Win RE (no installation media involved). Using the DISM [Checkhealth] [ScanHealth] [RestoreHealth] options all yield the same error: Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool Version: 10.0.18362.1 Error: 50 DISM does not support servicing Windows PE with the /Online option. The DISM log file can be found at X:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log I also noticed that unlike the example in the article, the default path was "X:\WINDOWS\system32>" instead of "D:\WINDOWS\system32>", even though using DISKPART utility reveals the drive letter with the volume that contains the windows installation to be "D:" (I can recognize this because of the volume size). Next, moving onto SFC /scannow (no installation media involved), I get the following error: Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation. Afterwards, I repeated the entire procedure, but this time booting from the Windows 10 USB I created yesterday (just to be sure it was up to date), selecting the repair installation option and then choosing troubleshoot>command prompt. Again, the DISM [Checkhealth] [ScanHealth] [RestoreHealth] options, as well as the DISM using WIM, all returned the same error. Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool Version: 10.0.18362.1 Error: 50 DISM does not support servicing Windows PE with the /Online option. The DISM log file can be found at X:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log Lastly, I used the SFC /scannow option (After changing the active directory using the command: "cd /D:", as I figured not doing this would mean I would be using the SFC /scannow on the USB, even though the article does not mention this) and I get the following message: Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. I was optimistic this might have worked, but when I tried logging into Windows, I was again greeted by the BSOD.
  8. Not even in safe mode... I have been trying various solutions others have posted to try to repair the boot by using the command prompt in Win RE but no luck so far with that as well.
  9. Nope.. keep getting the blue screen right before sign in.
  10. I do, however I did not use it around the time I encountered the issue so I doubt it has anything to do with what I'm facing.
  11. Hi there! My laptop is stuck in a boot-loop, with a BSOD (critical process died) showing up a few second into the startup process. The last actions I performed were updating the graphics card driver (MX-130) and installing a windows update. However, the windows update kept failing and wouldn't install, even after multiple retries. After the failure, I could log in to windows but the laptop kept crashing randomly (almost as if somebody were disconnecting the power and it turned off immediately). I suspected it to be a hardware issue but since I also have Ubuntu installed and I wasn't experiencing any such issues in linux, I don't think it is a hardware issue anymore. It seems like that the random crashes have caused some sort of file corruption and now I can't boot to windows. I have tried running the startup repair, as well as repairing using a windows 10 USB, but the repair process fails. I had also tried the system restore utility the very last time I was able to login, and it did restore successfully, but the issue persisted. I'm now unable to use system restore any further from the Windows Recovery Environment because it keeps saying that drive protection is not turned on. Using Safe Mode from Win RE also ends up with the same blue screen. I'm trying to avoid a complete reinstall of the windows as I would have to do quite a lot of work setting up all the programs, and unfortunately i did not do a system wide backup before running into the issue. The log files in the directory <C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\ srt> can be found at the following link: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AkNGXoG2B8ahyAzHfi4hse8GXPmb?e=hdnQCQ. Here are some details regarding the system I'm using: Acer Aspire E5-576G-59Q9 Intel 660p 1TB M.2 SSD (Boot drive) 8 GB RAM Intel core i5-8200U NVIDIA MX-130 Mobile GPU
  12. Hello, I use my laptop as my daily driver. I'm mostly happy with it except for the fact that it does not have an SSD and uses a sluggish 5400 rpm HDD. I plan on buying an M.2 SSD with at least 500 GB of storage space instead of doing away with the optical drive. What I'm interested in knowing is what should I go for, just any cheap SSD I can get my hands on, or should I go for something closer to the higher end. The biggest improvement as I understand so far comes from the fact that due to a lack of any moving parts in an SSD, the iops at low queue depths are far better than that of an HDD, which manifests in the form of snappier performance. However from what little I have read, higher end drives like NVMEs have much better sequential speeds at higher queue depths but their performance is not dramatically different at lower queue depths (Please correct me if I'm wrong with this assumption). My use case does not involve creating or moving very large files as may be the case for video editors or such, so I do not know if very high sequential speeds should be too important. My own usage mostly involves engineering programs (some are quite bulky, like SolidWorks) and gaming. So essentially my question boils down to whether going for an NVME SSD will result in any tangible benefits over using a regular SATA III SSD that comes in the M.2 form factor, besides improved sequential speeds. My laptop specs are as follows: Intel Core i5 - 8250U NVIDIA GeForce MX130 with 2 GB GDDR5 8 GB RAM 1 TB WD10SPZX-21Z10T0