Since the offending file system appears to be the Windows one, the first thing I would try is running a file system check on it using Windows.
I take it that it used to work ok, then something went wrong?
EDIT: It might be worth running:
sudo locate ntfsprogs
sudo locate ntfs-3g
to check that they are there, but I don't see why they wouldn't be unless you have removed them.
I did do a windows system check in windows and the files are fine. As far as locating the files I will paste below the results. As I don't really understand what most of it means.
dell@dell-Latitude-E6410 ~ $ sudo locate ntfsprogs
[sudo] password for dell:
dell@dell-Latitude-E6410 ~ $ sudo locate ntfs-3g
dell@dell-Latitude-E6410 ~ $
Did you place the boot file in the same partition? Or did you put it in the Windows partition? Seems to me that would cause a problem- Also - why are you using Gparted to install? once you have the partition created,you can do the rest with the Linux CD? I got a lot of help from BC with this,and I followed these steps.- I should do several screen shots to describe but these are the steps.
1.Choose the partition where you want to install- and check the format system
2.Choose the journaling 4 file system(from the drop-down box.
3.Mount the drive from the drop down box with this symbol (\)
4Place the boot file in the same partition as the install-also in the drop down box.
5.Choose the partition for the swap file using the Drop down box- some call it the drop down menu- and hit the install button. When the install is done ,the Windows boot manager should see it,and from there, choose which OS you want tyo boot into.
6.If you want linux to handle the boot process- you will have to install Grub from within Mint,and the update the grub loader, now Grub will control all your distros .This works- I am currently running 5 distros with no problems.Maybe AI1000 can give you the command lines for installing Grub- I don't remember them exactly,but someone onBC will be more than happy to show you how to do it!
The install of both windows and Linux were done a few months ago. I used gparted to create the partitions after the windows install. I installed LM via the Linux CD. I am showing the gparted screen shot because it shows how it systems are structured on the drive in it helps in solving the issue.
This new problem has just recently popped up while I was attempting to image the entire drive in Acronis True Image Home prem 14. I was able to image the entire drive which did show all the partitions with the associated operating systems. However, in order to restore from True Image you have to use a clone feature for the entire disk which as failed a couple of times. Not sure if that has anything to do with this new issue but I mention it anyway. My limited knowledge with mount, grub, swap file and the various file systems I fear has got me into this mess. I do have timeshift installed on LM and could try a restore to a back up I made 3/15/15 which would be fine as far as not losing anything. But before I do I wanted to post this error message in the hopes that this is something that has seen before and an edit somewhere would fix the issue.
To be clear, both Windows 8.1 and LM17.1 will load and work. Grub is working as well. I just keep running into the error pasted above when booting into LM and would prefer not to have to esc, ctrl D every time I boot to get LM working. I hope I am being somewhat clear. I thank you both for your responses and any other suggestions you may have.
Duplication of the disk once it is working will be a question for a different post.