I have a laptop with a Windows 8 partition (412.00 GB) and a recently-created Ubuntu 18.04 LTS partition (36.51 GB). My goal is to shrink the Windows partition (I have some free space there) to make more room on the Ubuntu side.
Following a tutorial to shrink the Windows partition from within Windows, I ran into some trouble at the
shrink querymax step, and was informed that I needed to use
chkdsk because the partition was apparently corrupted.
I've since tried to boot Windows three separate times, but the
chkdsk 'repairs' never make it beyond 30% (I left it on for two straight hours once to be sure).
I can still boot into Ubuntu and can still access all my Windows files from there, but am unable to boot into Windows.
How do I resolve this? Is there any way at all while booting to skip the
EDIT: To be clear, I was still able to boot into Windows and have everything function normally after I created the Ubuntu partition, and the Windows partition still had 30+ GB of free space left. The problem did not start until after I decided to run