Topic: Please help!!!!

I was reducing the size of my windows partition when the electrictiy went off and now windows says that the partition has to be formatted which would mean losing 30GB of data! If anyone could help with this it would be greatly appreciated.


Re: Please help!!!!

a little bit more information would certainly help a lot smile
what filesystem? what does gparted say about this disk? were you resizing from the start or the end? etc....


Re: Please help!!!!

the file system is ntfs and i was reducing from the end of the partition. Gparted now says the filesystem is unknown and displays it as  the colour white (if that helps!).


Re: Please help!!!!

which version of gparted do you use ?
This was a bug from old versions...

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Former GParted-LiveCD maintainer (2007)


Re: Please help!!!!

what bug do you mean? he sufferend from a poweroutage isn't it?
I think the filesystem is displayed as color black, the white/yellow is only used to indicate the unused/used space in a filesystem.
Maybe testdisk can rescue your data, it's worth a try.

What's the output of fdisk -lu ?


Re: Please help!!!!

Fdisk -lu gives:
Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *          63    67553324    33776631    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2        75200265   142785719    33792727+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda3       143797815   144006659      104422+  83  Linux
/dev/hda4       144006660   156296384     6144862+   5  Extended
/dev/hda5       144006723   156296384     6144831   8e  Linux LVM