Posted 10 April 2011 - 10:32 PM
Thank you Allan for replying. I thought that I would reply to this thread after resizing, but it so happened that my Hard Drive got hosed, and I spent a week trying to fix it.
For those who are attempting to resizing of the System Partition like I have, in addition to backing up your data like Allan suggested, ensure:
1. You Defrag all your partitions
2. Run chkdsk before and after each step i.e. If your resize operation is multiple steps (which it most probably would be) e.g. to increase the size of one partition you would have to either delete or shrink another partition. Each of this is a separate step.
3. Try to not use fixmbr/fixboot if you can avoid it: I had a bad experience with fixmbr/fixboot I am not sure which one did the mess since I ran them consequently – but after I ran them my system partition seemed to be formatted in FAT16 and limited to 16 MB. I attempted to use TestDisk (also on the Gparted CD) to get my original partition back, but I think it was too late.
Thanks to all you guys,