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Right, I have a big ntfs drive, i started partitioning it with partition magic after a while pq magic got an error and i couldnt reboot to windows. Tried the rescue disks, it gave me 'error 46: seek error'
Then i booted linux and it couldnt mount 'mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,or too many mounted file systems'
I couldnt find cfdisk on my fc3 so i booted knoppix. knoppix mounted the drive and im quite sure it works well (just saw the folders in c:\ , didnt trye moore) I started cfdisk and found that it only had freed about 2000mb (of 40 000) , well i made a fat32 partion of that (coz that was the meaning from the beginning)
I would really need the windows to boot so that i can transfer the rest of the familys files away from it, otherwise i gotta do it from knoppix with a usb hd.
For anyone wondering i downloaded the Ultimate boot cd for windows and used chkdsk (couldnt get it to run from xp cd or discs...) http://www.ubcd4win.com/
How full was the ntfs partition before you resized it? Did you defragment it before resizing? I'm no expert, but what you discribe sounds like something went very wrong (dataloss?).
Maybe you can use the Recovery Console?