Topic: RESOLVED - Error: Current NTFS Volume Size is bigger ...
I seem to be having a nearly identical problem this person experienced:
and many other people, as described here:
I believe I used v. 0.5.0-3 (as I downloaded the latest version Dec. 6th). I used it on the one 500GB drive I have in my computer to try to partition it out. I selected 100GB and NTFS for the second partition, so the first was left with about 365 GB, but after I finished, it showed a little triangle and clicking on it shows the error message, and the OS won't load.
It is a win xp system, gigabyte motherboard. As the OS won't load, I can't run fdisk, but the old drive partition is /dev/sda1 (not working), and the new one is /dev/sda2. When I click on /dev/sda1 it tells the following info:
file system: ntfs
size: 390.63 GiB
Status: Not mounted
First sector: 63
Last sector 819202544
Total sectors: 819202482
ntfsresize v2.0.0 (libntfs 10:0:0)
Device name : /dev/sda1
NTFS volume version: 3.1
Cluster size : 4096 bytes
Current volume size : 500096987648 bytes (500097 MB)
Current device size: 419431670748 bytes (419432 MB)
ERROR: Current NTFS volume size is bigger than the device size!
Corrupt partition table or incorrect device partitioning?
Unable to read the contents of this file system!
Because of this some operations may be unavailable.
...and sure enough, the OS won't load, so I'm not sure how I can run any tests or alter any files. Is there a way I can fix this? Any help would be much appreciated, thanks. I know many others have had a similar problem, but I haven't yet seen how people manage to use their OS to help solve it when the problem knocked mine out, but I'll keep perusing the forum and see if I can't find a solution.