Topic: XP won't boot after partition resize
Using Gparted, I resized my main XP partition. After doing so, it will no longer boot.
I tried to follow the tutorial (http://gparted-forum.surf4.info/viewtopic.php?id=13937) but could not make sense of it.
Here is the error I'm getting when I run "check" on my XP partition:
check file system on /dev/sda1 for errors and (if possible) fix them
ntsfresize -P -i -f -v /dev/sda1
ntfsresize v2.0.0 (libntfs 10:0:0)
$MFT has invalid magic.
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error.
Failed to startup volume: Input/output error.
ERROR(S): Opening '/dev/sda1' as NTFS failed: Input/output error
NTFS is inconsistent. Run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot it TWICE!
The usage of the /f parameter is very IMPORTANT! No modification was and will be made to NTFS by this software until it gets repaired.
I tried running the chkdsk /f in Windows Recovery, and gave me an error message. I also tried running fixmbr and fixboot, with no success either.
I began following the tutorial linked above, but got confused as to how I was supposed to ascertain the current location of my pbr. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!