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Windows 7: cannot resize ntfs partition even after running chkdsk

04 Apr 2010   #1
freelancer91

DT and LT: Windows 7 and Fedora 14
 
 
cannot resize ntfs partition even after running chkdsk

I recently restored from an acronis partition image. Everything seems in working order, just the way I left it, but whenever I try to resize my primary C: partition, it says that I need to run chkdsk. It continues to say this after running chkdsk in multiple ways, both from the boot disk, from safe mode, from the desktop, etc. Every time it says there are no errors but it still won't let me resize. I even tried to use gparted live to resize my partition but it wouldn't let me do it either. I don't want to loose my data but this thing is driving me crazy. Any help would be appreciated.


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04 Apr 2010   #2
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Try partition wizard 4.2.2 works great.
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04 Apr 2010   #3
freelancer91

DT and LT: Windows 7 and Fedora 14
 
 

when I tried partition wizard and rebooted, it told me my BOOTMGR was missing.......so......insert install disk and fix mbr?

Nope, still didn't work. I'm gonna try restoring from my archive again.
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04 Apr 2010   #4
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

When you restore from your archive is it also putting that small hidden partition back again?
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04 Apr 2010   #5
freelancer91

DT and LT: Windows 7 and Fedora 14
 
 

At first I tried telling it to put all 3 items back in: The main partition, the system reserved partition, and then the MBR settings back from the original archive. Unfortunately, it didn't work because the MBR was setup to boot from a GRUB bootloader (my linux partition was absent). So instead I tried doing a fresh install of windows, and then installing acronis true image and doing a recovery operation that only restored the System reserved and the main partition. That worked, but it left me with this apparent corruption.
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04 Apr 2010   #6
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freelancer91 View Post
At first I tried telling it to put all 3 items back in: The main partition, the system reserved partition, and then the MBR settings back from the original archive. Unfortunately, it didn't work because the MBR was setup to boot from a GRUB bootloader (my linux partition was absent). So instead I tried doing a fresh install of windows, and then installing acronis true image and doing a recovery operation that only restored the System reserved and the main partition. That worked, but it left me with this apparent corruption.

What flags are you using with chkdsk?

Try running chkdsk /f c: Without the /f flag it merely scans but does not fix any errors it finds.
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04 Apr 2010   #7
freelancer91

DT and LT: Windows 7 and Fedora 14
 
 

yeah I tried that. Of course it wouldn't let me do it while I was in the OS. Whenever I told it to schedule a chkdsk after a restart, it apparently forgot to do it and just skipped to the loading screen. I am reinstalling windows right now and will try again.
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04 Apr 2010   #8
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

That just may be the problem. I have only used Ghost to make images.
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05 Apr 2010   #9
freelancer91

DT and LT: Windows 7 and Fedora 14
 
 

I would hate to have to start anew on this computer because installing dell drivers is a serious pain in the ass. They make you go to their website and download each one in a specific order and install them in a specific order.
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05 Apr 2010   #10
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Not true , I installed W7 a few weeks ago on a friends Dell Latitude XP laptop. I did not have to search for 1 driver. I just updated the bios.
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