I have run windows 10 on my iMac (late 2015, Catalina) over the last year through bootcamp with no issues. I only use it for video games. I recently built a PC for a better gaming experience and to free up space on my iMac. I am trying to retrieve my save files from the partition, but am getting a blue screen. There have been no changes made to my computer. One day I was gaming, the next day I get a blue screen.
I typically do a full shutdown before booting into Windows. That acts just fine - I select windows and it starts up. I first know something is wrong because of how slow it starts up. Then, it attempts a Windows update, gets about 50%, and then blue screens.
The specific error message is: attempted write to readonly memory
I knew bootcamp wasn’t the best option, but dang it if I don’t want to lose hours of gameplay.
I see two options:
- fix the blue screen and get back into windows OR
- retrieve files without accessing the partition (Guessing this is not feasible. That’s probably like getting something out of a box without opening the box.)
But I’m not even sure where to start.