I have a computer with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14 installed. Originally, I had Windows 7, but I took a chance with the free upgrade for Win 10 some months ago, and have gradually began to use it exclusively.
But I had a problem this week. While shutting down, the computer apparently hang (it still showed a mouse icon from the game I had been playing) and stood there for several minutes, so I forced it to power off by pressing the button continuously.
The next time I tried to start, I could go to the login screen, select my username and password but then the computer stayed there for several minutes with the waiting icon and failed to go anywhere. So I powered it off again.
I went to linux and tried to mount the Windows filesystem. I could do it only in Readonly mode, and so I could copy MOST of my data. The one folder I could not was an encrypted folder: the data is apparently all there, but Linux can not access it because it is encrypted. And because this is important, I would like to recover Win10 to access it with the proper key.
I logged into windows on recovery mode, and chose the command line recovery. Here I was able to run chkdsk with correcting errors.
Still could not get in.
What I noticed is that if I first mount /windows as readonly from Linux, then restart and try to log in to Win10, I can actually get to the desktop and open explorer, but I am not able to do much else: I can not copy files, open the context menu, I can not open the command line and so far I have not been able to open Control panel.
So, I'd like to know, is it still possible to recover my Win10?