Another bootcamp partition resize problem

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  1. gmoon, Jan 6, 2011
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    gmoon macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2011
    Running Win 7 Ultimate 64-Bit and OS X 10.6.5. Winclone version is 2.2. I attempted to enlarge my Bootcamp Windows partition (deleted, resized to full, and then resized again with Bootcamp Assistant). I've made several attempts without any success. I have two Winclone images (11/2010 & 1/2011). The latest image doesn't even get started good before I get an error about 2 bad sectors and the one from last year runs all the way through and gives an error at the end. I ran disk repair on the complete partition before rezizing back to bootcamp and it still didn't work. I managed to get a win 7 repair disk to run one time and ran chkdsk on the bootcamp partition that returned no errors. I thought I might be able to install Win 7 fresh and then do a restore from a Windows system image that I have, but I can't get my Windows 7 disk to work when using the Bootcamp Assistant (I get a boot screen with two options (1. & 2. with nothing else visible) at the install point of the process and can't go past there). The last thing I did was resize the partions back to the way they were before this all started (50/50) and restore the 1/2010 image. I'll post the log below. Thanks for any suggestions!
    Thu Jan  6 09:24:35 EST 2011: Partition is : /dev/disk0s3 Thu Jan  6 09:24:35 EST 2011 Thu Jan  6 09:24:35 EST 2011: Restoring:
    Thu Jan  6 09:24:35 EST 2011:
    '/Applications/' -restore -copy_bcd '/Applications/' -disk_device
    /dev/disk0 -ntfs_partition /dev/disk0s3 -v -update_bootini -q -image_dir='/Volumes/Seagate/win7nov.winclone'
    -ntfstools_dir=/Library/NTFSProgs >> ~/Library/Logs/Winclone.log  2>&1 & restoring.....
    getting fdisk info.....
    validating partition type.....
    checking image size.....
    image size file exists, opening.....
    reading image file.../Volumes/Seagate/win7nov.winclone/size..
    read image file.../Volumes/Seagate/win7nov.winclone/size..
    done calculating..
    done checking size..
    Unmounting /dev/disk0s3
    /usr/sbin/diskutil unmount "/dev/disk0s3"return value of unmount is 0
    ==============mounting sparse image============== /usr/bin/hdiutil attach  -nomount "/Volumes/Seagate/win7nov.winclone/Windows.sparsebundle"
    disk device is /dev/disk3
    =====restoring image from disk image=============
     "/Library/NTFSProgs/ntfsclone" --rescue -f -f -O "/dev/disk0s3"  /dev/disk3
    ntfsclone v1.13.1 (libntfs 9:0:0)
    NTFS volume version: 3.1
    Cluster size       : 4096 bytes
    Current volume size: 250788966400 bytes (250789 MB) Current device size: 499763888128 bytes (499764 MB)
    (omitted progression)
    100.00 percent completed
    Syncing ...
    return value of  "/Library/NTFSProgs/ntfsclone" --rescue -f -f -O "/dev/disk0s3"  /dev/disk2 1>&2 is 0
    =====unmounting disk image==============
    /usr/bin/hdiutil detach /dev/disk2
    return value of /usr/bin/hdiutil detach /dev/disk2 is 0
    "disk2" unmounted.
    "disk2" ejected.
    Volume BOOTCAMP on /dev/disk0s3 mounted
    destination_path is /Volumes/BOOTCAMP
    Unmounting /dev/disk0s3
    /usr/sbin/diskutil unmount "/dev/disk0s3"return value of unmount is 0
    =======copying BCD file=========
    "/Library/NTFSProgs/ntfscp" -f "/dev/disk0s3"
    "/Applications/" /Boot/BCD return value of "/Library/NTFSProgs/ntfscp" -f "/dev/disk0s3"
    "/Applications/" /Boot/BCD is 0
    Unmounting /dev/disk0s3
    /usr/sbin/diskutil unmount "/dev/disk0s3"return value of unmount is 256
    output is disk0s3 was already not mounted
    "/Library/NTFSProgs/ntfsresize" -f -f "/dev/disk0s3"
    return value of "/Library/NTFSProgs/ntfsresize" -f -f "/dev/disk0s3" is 256
    ntfsresize v1.13.1 (libntfs 9:0:0)
    Device name        : /dev/disk0s3
    NTFS volume version: 3.1
    Cluster size       : 4096 bytes
    Current volume size: 250788966912 bytes (250789 MB) Current device size: 251728494592 bytes (251729 MB)
    New volume size    : 251728491008 bytes (251729 MB)
    ERROR: This software has detected that the disk has at least 2 bad sectors.
    * WARNING: The disk has bad sector. This means physical damage on the disk *
    * surface caused by deterioration, manufacturing faults or other reason.   *
    * The reliability of the disk may stay stable or degrade fast. We suggest  *
    * making a full backup urgently by running 'ntfsclone --rescue ...' then   *
    * run 'chkdsk /f /r' on Windows and rebooot it TWICE! Then you can resize  *
    * NTFS safely by additionally using the --bad-sectors option of ntfsresize.*
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Wow. Nasty. So are you successfully back to where you were before the image or are the bad blocks reported in the logs from when you attempted to restore the 1/2010 image.

    At this point my usual reaction is that the drive has become untrustworthy, and the first thing I'd do is go get a new drive. For $50-$100 the peace of mind is well worth it.

    You could also experiment with creating a new larger image manually using ntfsresize. (Basically substitute a new image for /dev/disk0s3 of the right size then restore the larger image without resizing in /dev/disk0s3).

    Could you send me your complete ~/Library/Logs/Winclone.log? Either zip and attach it to this thread or PM me a link from some file sharing place.

  3. gmoon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2011
    Relieved to be back where I started

    I meant that I restored the 1/2011 (not 1/2010) winclone image to the 50/50 partition and the log I posted was from that attempt (failed). I went back after I wrote that post, got the win7 repair disk to run and it saw the windows system image on one of my backup drives (didn't see it during previous attempt). Did a restore from there and now I'm finally back up and running, and like you said-back to where I started. I really needed it to be up for work tomorrow, so it's a relief-although I didn't need the stress of going in the big circle...

    It does appear something is going on with the HD, and I concur with your suggestion and plan to place an order for another HD. I'm not sure if I want to go back with the ST9500420AS since it's been in there less than a year.
    I'll zip up the log and get it out over the weekend (I'm fried from fooling with this thing over the past few days!). I still want to make sure I'm doing everything right so I hopefully won't have to go through this again. Thanks.

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