Topic: [SOLVED] error -- Current NTFS volume size is bigger than device size
I've read a few similar issues, but it seems resolutions are unique - hence the new post..please forgive some of my stupidity - evidently, i only know enough to get myself into trouble and not out of it.
I'm running XP, and am trying to make room (new partition) on the same hdd for win7. I used GParted Live (0.4.7-1) to resize the primary partition from the whole drive (~149gb) to about 125gb, which completed successfully. I decided I wanted to make the primary partition smaller than 125gb, so I attempted to undo the initial resize and do a second resize to the original 149gb. I stupidly didn't check the pending actions, and set it to run before heading to bed. Instead of just the single resize, it first moved the ~23gb from after the primary partition to in front of it. The second action then resized and seemed to complete successfully. I rebooted into GParted, and saw an issue with the drive - something about an NTFS issue and that it couldn't access the folders (no pic or log file of this).
I didn't realize testdisk was included with GParted Live, so I booted up with Ulitmate BootCD. By the time it loaded, everything looked ok - no issues with the drive, I could browse the data via testdisk, etc..Thinking everything was somehow fixed, I rebooted into GParted to make that second partition. The original issue no longer showed up in GParted, so I went to resize the primary partition, this time, and using GParted's estimate of free space on the drive, I resized to ~51gb thinking this gave some room for the existing XP install, which appeared to take about 35gb of the primary partition. This would have left about 97gb of unallocated space for the eventual new partition.
The action said it completed successfully, but then I started seeing an issue in GParted on the primary partition - the 'volume size is bigger than device size' issue. XP doesn't boot - I get the splash screen and then a quick BSOD before a restart. Using testdisk in GParted Live, i can still navigate through the data - I'm assuming/hoping all my mucking around just messed up the MBR/PBR data and can be fixed similar to the other posts I've read through.
I've captured a couple screenshots of the error and have included the MBR for the drive - please let me know if there's any other info needed. Sorry for the lengthy explanation above - I just wanted to give a thorough background...
Files are here -> http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=5be6 … c19e6628dc