Topic: 30 GB missing after resizing and relocating partitions
I have a notebook HP 250 with a dual boot HDD with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 (GParted 0.30.0). My intention was to expand the Ubuntu partition and its swap partition at the expense of deleting the HP recovery partition and shrinking the windows partition and another partition where I only store files. I will show my initial disk layout and sum up the actions taken:
sd2 Microsoft reserved
sd5 store (files)
sd6 Windows recovery
sd7 HP recovery partition
1. Deleted sd7 (~13GB) from CMD as HP support advised. The space become unallocated.
2. With a bootable USB with Ubuntu 20 and Gparted I resized and relocated the partitions
3. The job failed at some point, after around two hours. Seems like the computer rebooted automatically as GParted GUI was gone. I reopened GParted and didn't see any errors from the partitions, seemed like the only change was that the old space of sd7 was merged with sd5
5. Rerun Gparted again and something similar happened after ~1 hour. The computer rebooted automatically and I saw sd6 had shrunk as expected as well as sd4 expanded but the figures for used space and free space remain the same. That's why I say the space is missing, despite the partition expanded is not usable.
6. Tried to shrink sd4 from Windows but I can't even shrink it by 1 MB. I was prompted to run the chckdsk and I went ahead, from CMD the chckdsk run with next reboot and completed without showing any errors (not sure if I should check that proactively if there's a log I should check). Then I run the windows disk cleaner and defragmented the partition but same thing.
Any ideas on how I can make those 30GB available? Or recommendations in general?
Please ask if you need any clarifications and thanks in advance