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I am using Windows XP and Linux on a dual boot system and after resizing the partitions, Windows hangs just before login. I shrank the Linux partition and enlarged the Windows partition using GParted.

Linux still works and the Windows files are still accessible from Linux, but Windows freezes before the login screen pops up, so that you can see a Windows logo on a blue background. The same happens in safe mode.

I tried tried chkdsk /p, fixmbr and fixboot inside the recovery console but the problem remains.

Any ideas?

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You MAY need to do a repair install. Boot off of the Windows XP CD, but instead of the recovery console, continue with setup. Right after the EULA agreement, you can select your current Windows XP installation to Repair Install over. Give that a try

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i just tried that: the installation faild with an error message: no medium exception c0000013 parameters 7b0bf7c 7b0bf7c 7b0bf7c. what shall i do now? –  taffer Oct 15 '11 at 19:21
    
How far did you get? It sounds like a hard drive issue, physically speaking. If you can, pull the hard drive out and run a CHKDSK from another computer just for S&G –  Canadian Luke Oct 15 '11 at 19:39
    
I ran CHCKDSK /R and it repaired one error. after that, i tried the repair install again and ended up with exactly the same error message. –  taffer Oct 15 '11 at 21:26
    
i think i found the no medium problem: a USB cardreader was plugged in. –  taffer Oct 15 '11 at 21:43
    
Argh, silly things like that would do that too! Every computer that comes in here has everything stripped off the outside, then it gets plugged into our KVM so I never think of that –  Canadian Luke Oct 15 '11 at 21:55

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