In attempting to shrink my NTFS drive to a smaller size, so I can dual boot my currnet Windows 7 with a brand new Ubuntu 12.10 (didn't want to use Wubi), I've somehow managed to stuff up the drive and what Windows can see.
Essentially, after shrinking it with a partition manager, Windows blue screens upon restarting. I shrank it while Windows was running (which is valid to my surprise, according to many Windows 7 & 8 dual boot HOW-TOs), and it said to restart to finish off the process.
Other partition managers I burnt to an ISO say it's a raw format. Ubuntu *trumpets blare* to the rescue; the live CD said I can see your NTFS partition sure no problem.
SO. Here's my issue. I'd like to recover my drive, so that Windows can boot again. Whether I then format or not, I'd like to get Windows running so I can do things like run steam and properly back-up... run other programs that can't just be copied over.
How do I fix my NTFS partition from an Ubuntu Live CD?
I've tried so far:
ntfsfix /mount/point/31415: Runs & exits fine; have tried with all parameters
ntfs-label /mount/point/34154 NEW_LABEL: Said sure no problem. Hasn't helped.
fsck /mount/point/3115: Said it can't find/run fsck.ntfs. I can't find that package either.
- Windows Recovery Tools: Not only does the Windows 7 installation disk (recovery tools) not pick up that there is a Windows installation on the drive, it thinks its a raw format and can't read it. Consequently, chkdsk doesn't work, as it can't see there's contents.
Help would be greatly appreciated!! :) I'll update this description with clarifications as they come.
- Windows doesn't boot, but does attempt to: I get the Windows 7 logo, and the orb things start to spirl, but then it blue screens. The message appears too fast for me to read.
- I haven't installed Ubuntu. I'm running it from the LiveCD.
- Safe Mode: Blue screens during start-up. (see image above)