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Re: resize, windows, slooow

From: Paul MacManus
Subject: Re: resize, windows, slooow
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 22:56:32 -0400

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Andrew Clausen <address@hidden>
Date:  Mon, 26 Apr 2004 12:09:49 +1000

>Hi Paul
>On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 10:03:36PM -0400, Paul MacManus wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have used parted successfully several times in the past and have
>> been very pleased with it, however today I ran into a frustrating
>> problem and I need some help.
>> I run a dual boot (Windows Me and Redhat 8.0) Dell laptop. I needed to
>> redo my partitions and as part of that process I resized the Windows
>> Me partition. After resizing I could boot successfully in Linux but
>> when I booted into Windows it was VERY slow. It did boot: the desktop
>> and all the icons would come up but it could never load all the
>> services, it would hang and I would eventually have to kill various
>> processes. Even after that it did not work properly, when I would call
>> a program it could take several minutes to launch or it would not be
>> able to find it. Windows Me has essentially become unusable. I manged
>> to boot more or less successfully in Windows Safe Mode and I ran
>> Scandisk and Defrag  but these did not help. Is there anything I can
>> do here?
>Could you give the output of chkdsk?
>How big is the partition?  What is the cluster size?  How many
>clusters?  Did you shrink or grow the file system?  (By how much?)

Hi Andrew,

      The partition is about 4GB. CLuster size is  16K, number of clusters is 
~260K, I grew the partition by about 100MB, there was that much unused space 
between two partitions so I filled it in (smart!!).

CHKDSK output

4,266,786,816 bytes total disk space
1,405,583,360 bytes available on disk

       16,384 bytes in each allocation unit
      260,424 total allocation units on disk
       85,790 available allocation units on disk

      651,264 total bytes memory
      598,000 bytes free

fdisk output (under Linux)

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2432 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
  Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1             7       525   4168867+   c  Win95FAT32 (LBA) 
/dev/hda2   *         1         6     48163+  83  Linux
/dev/hda3           526      1929  11277630    5  Extended
/dev/hda4          1930      2432   4040347+   c  Win95 FAT32(LBA) /dev/hda5    
       526       651   1012063+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hda6           652      1929  10265503+  83  Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order

                      Thanks, Paul

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