Windows XP unbootable after moving partition

October 29, 2012 at 19:59:46
Specs: Windows XP Professional SP3, 1.6 GHz
I know this is a common problem, and I have already went over the usual solutions, which is why I'm asking for advice. I needed to resize my Grub partition and, to do so, had to move my Windows Partition roughly a gygabite further on the partition table. After which, Windows became unbootable.

I have tried using the recovery console and running fixmbr and fixboot, and have also reinstalled Grub. Grub runs fine and Linux runs fine but, immediately after selecting Windows XP in the Grub menu, I get a black screen with an eternal blinking underscore. It does the same if I try to boot Windows XP from a super grub disk, as well as if I use the fixmbr of the recovery console, which makes the hard drive boot straight to Windows' boot loader.

Are there any way of making Windows boot again without reinstalling it? Thank you.

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October 29, 2012 at 20:05:22
Is the partition set as active?

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October 29, 2012 at 20:39:30
That's a good question. It wasn't set as active. Unfortunately, doing so did not fix or affect the problem at all. Any other suggestions?

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