Resized Existing Windows Partition Using QTParted; System now Fudged!
I know this issue seems more Windows related, but I'm hoping someone, somewhere ran into this issue and actually resolved it.
I have a 160GB Sata HD (Pavilion Desktop) that I was trying to split. I used a Mepis32 6.5 LIVE CD to run QTParted so that I could resize the Windows Partition from 160GB down to about 60GB (leaving 90GB for a linux partition and whatever leftover for "free space" partion). After "Commiting," I rebooted and POW, all I got back was a black screen with a blinking cursor. Google searches seem to indicate I corrupted the MBR.
I tried using XP Recovery Console's FIXMBR utility, but came up empty. Here's the real kicker though...
This drive also has an HP Recovery Partition, but I can't boot to it. WinPE, ERD Commander, SuperWinPE; all of these can see the file system but I can't do anything with it (about 8 GB of data; too big for even a DVD).
One particular thread mentioned "Partition Table Doctor" software. Anyone ever use this and was it helpful?
If anyone has any magic tricks... please help?