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You can't resize a partition with ntfsresize. You can resize the file system on a partition, but not the partition itself. enlarge the partition first using any other tool, then use ntfsresize to enlarge the file system to the size of the partition.
To resize a filesystem on a partition, you must resize BOTH the
filesystem and the partition by editing the partition table on the
disk. Similarly to other command line filesystem resizers, ntfsresize
doesn’t manipulate the size of the partitions, hence to do that you
must use a disk partitioning tool as well, for example fdisk(8).
It is a lot easier to use a GUI tool such as gparted that does the whole job, rather than try to use the underlying partition and filesystem tools that each do only part of the job.
Also, if you want to shrink a Windows XP partition, it is best to defrag it inside Windows before shrinking it via Linux. If you want to change the size of a Vista or Windows 7 partition, it may be best to do that from inside Windows.
This is a disk that had Windows XP on it once. I deleted it. I don't need it, not going to use it. The disk does have some windows programs that I will want to run with wine. I just want to resize the partition because it's simply taking up too much space.
Note that I said "I have never had it fail to resize a clean NTFS"
The requirement to run chkdsk is not that unusual - standard Windoze utility. Bit more of a PITA to get it to run these days. NTFS has remained proprietary - there's always the possibility of needing to do this. Good reason not to use it if you are Linux only.