Topic: [SOLVED]Error Shrinking Vista Partition - A disk read error occurred
Yesterday I wanted to shrink my Vista partition of my Vaio's notebook computer. My notebook originally contained one partition of about 9GiB (at start of disk) with some Vista recovery stuff, and the following 240GiB with Vista, and I was only using about 100giB of that.
I tried shrinking the partition from Vista, but when selecting how much to shrink it by it defaulted to 0 and I couldn't change that value. I read in some places that this tool didn't work tool well and I chose to use GParted.
I got into GParted and defined I wanted to shrink the vista partition by 60GiB. Everything seemed to work ok, I let GParted finish and then I restarted my machine. After restarting I get "A disk read error occurred" followed by "Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". Of course, pressing those keys doesn't help.
So I went back to gparted and I saw the following partitions!:
Recovery: 9Gib (ok)
Unallocated: 6Gib (??? what the..)
vista: ~175 Gib (ok)
Unallocated: 60 gib (ok)
1) Any ideas why this could be failing? I don't have a Vista recovery disk because that is supposed to be in the first partition. Still, I can't access that partition because of the before mentioned error.
2) Why do I have a new 6Gib unallocated partition in there??
Thanks in advance for any help.