3,725 reputation
2138
bio website ellipsix.net
location Wuhan, China
age 28
visits member for 5 years, 5 months
seen 6 hours ago

I'm a postdoc doing research in high-energy particle physics. I also have a hobby interest in computer programming.

You can find me on Twitter, or check out my blog and personal website! Or you can email me at stack@ellipsix.net.

However, please don't contact me through any other channel about something that should be handled through this site. If you do, I'll probably just tell you to post it here.


Sep
30
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Sep
30
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
I've been using 1-based numbering, so there is no drive #0; anyway, yes, the drive letter does change to C when I disconnect drive #1. Throughout the whole process I've never disconnected drive #2 (the one the question is about), and I haven't changed which connector is attached to each drive, so there's no way the connectors are inverted.
Sep
30
revised Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
fix drive lettering
Sep
30
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
I've edited the question to include that output. As I noted there, the effects of all these commands appear to be the same (i.e. no effect) whether all drives are connected or not.
Sep
30
revised Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
add more output from command-line tools
Sep
29
comment EFI System Partition for Dual Boot Windows and Linux
Actually, you can have more than one ESP. I have a dual-boot laptop with a separate EFI system partition for each OS and both of them boot just fine.
Sep
29
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
There's an NTFS data partition on drive #1 (an SSD), which the recovery environment maps to C:. (Of course when I was able to boot into Windows, the Windows system partition was C: and the data partition was E:.)
Sep
29
revised Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
add output of command line tools
Sep
28
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
Actually repair doesn't let me select the Windows partition. Sorry not to make that clear. The screen where I would select a partition looks like this - no partitions listed - and I get to Startup Repair by just clicking "Next" anyway. I'll edit the question with this and also the output of bootrec.
Sep
28
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
I can access any file on the Windows partition by mounting it under Linux - viewing, copying, deleting, editing - with no problems. (I haven't tried them all of course, but a representative sample yielded no errors.) I don't see a way to boot the DVD into DOS; can you point me to instructions? When I try Startup Repair I get the message "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically".
Sep
25
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
No, I can't. The article explicitly says (multiple times) that you need to be already running Windows to perform a repair install; besides, I tried it, and it won't let me use the Upgrade option when booting from a DVD.
Sep
25
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
Looking at it now, I see that a repair install can only be done from within Windows, so that doesn't help me.
Sep
25
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
Ah, well that was intentional. I tried using Windows to resize the partition first, after emptying the Recycle Bin and defragmenting (forgot about disabling special files though), but it wasn't able to reduce the partition size as much as I needed it to. I'll try the repair installation and see if it works. If not, then I can mount the Windows partition from Linux and copy any useful files to another partition, so I won't have to resort to data recovery.
Sep
25
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
25
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
@RsyaStudios The graphical installer doesn't detect my existing Windows installation, so I don't think I can do that.
Sep
25
comment Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?
@ali786 well, I'd rather reinstall Windows than spend $20 on a tool to fix the issue. But otherwise that would be an option. (I already looked at that website while preparing this question, though.)
Sep
25
awarded  Organizer
Sep
25
comment nmap output difference between -sL and -sP
Better than asking if anyone can confirm/enrich this is to ask why it happens - assuming that's what you really want to know.
Sep
25
revised nmap output difference between -sL and -sP
improve formatting, add tag
Sep
25
awarded  Promoter