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OK, so my Windows partition got messed up and won't boot. However I think if I manually set the partition size to the full disk it will work.

fdisk show this:

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x243c63bd

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 563202047 281600000 7 HPFS/NTFS

If I can set the partition to end at sector 625142448 I think it should work but how do I do this?

EDIT: All I want to do is extend the partition but Gparted won't let me
Edited by overclocker23578 - 6/1/11 at 9:01am
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Fdisk? Wasn't that removed in Vista?
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Try another utility such as Partiton Magic or the equivalent Acronis utility. They'll probably have better support for NTFS.
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Thanks guys but I got it working somehow

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