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Old 03-08-2006, 10:18 PM   #1
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ntfs resize error


Hi everyone.

Whenever I boot into Mandriva and select to "Resize Windows Partitions" I get an error that ntfs resize has failed. I also tried using gparted to resize and I still could not. Any ideas as to why I can't resize? I'm doing chkdsk right now but I am sure there are no errors. It's an NTFS 55GB Drive, 8 of which is taken up. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-08-2006, 10:30 PM   #2
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Probably bad or duplicate pointers. If you had run "ntfresize -i" from command line you would have seen the messages - one of the inherent problems of GUI front-ends.
"chkdsk /f" should clean them up o.k. - when that's finished try again.
 
Old 03-08-2006, 11:14 PM   #3
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Hmm I just did chkdsk and it did not report any errors. It seems as though somehow the drive is "locked" as in I can't edit it at all.

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Old 04-04-2006, 11:39 PM   #4
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If you had run "ntfresize -i" from command line you would have seen the messages - one of the inherent problems of GUI front-ends.
"chkdsk /f" should clean them up o.k. - when that's finished try again.
Another common reason if the disk has bad sectors (unrepairable hardware damage on the disk surface). In this case ntfsresize requires the --bad-sectors option but no GUI front-ends implemented this support.

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