|Okay, this is a multi-faceted problem. I have a netbook, a 2go PC (don't make fun of it, it was a prize.) It came preinstalled with XP Pro, but I set it up to dual-boot Ubuntu. Well, I borked Ubuntu, so I decided to bring it back to Win-only.|
So here's what I did. I made two bootable flash drives, one with the Windows disc, using WinToFlash, and the other with the Gparted LiveCD. I booted to the Gparted drive first (sheerly out of impatience) and removed the Linux partitions and expanded the Windows partiton. Well, the operation failed. In retrospect, I don't think I shut down Windows properly the last time I used it, so maybe Gparted wasn't able to resize. But it showed it as the full size, so I just ignored it.
Next I booted to the Windows install drive, to a recovery console, and ran fixboot and fixmbr. Reboot, and it still loads GRUB and fails.
If I boot to the Windows flash drive and tell it to continue, it will actually boot into Windows, but the drive only shows as 15GB (the old size, not the full 60)
So I reboot into Gparted and it still shows the ntfs partition as 60GB.
So what do I do? I need to (1) make the system bootable again and (2) fix the partition size.