I am new to ubuntu, I've been a windows user all my life. I had a bit a problem with dual booting 9.04 with windows 7. My first mistake was not consulting the resources on this site before I blindly dove in to Ubuntu.
It is pretty much the same story I'm sure you have heard a thousand times. I recently upgraded to windows 7 64-bit from vista. I decided I also wanted to dual boot ubuntu 9.04. Through the ubuntu installer I allocated 150gb to ubuntu. It installed successfully, only I discovered the partition only had about 2.5gb. I was successfully dual booting ubuntu and windows 7, but I needed more space on my ubuntu partition. So, I used GParted to shrink the windows partition and grow the ubuntu partition... and guess what! Windows 7 won't boot. When I go into GParted now, the windows partition is still there, only it is not recognized anymore. It is "Unknown". I have tried booting with the windows 7 disk and having it do the "Mr. Fix-it" autorepair windows does, but it did not work.
I only blame myself because if I had tried reading up on what I was doing before I did it, I wouldn't be in this mess. My question is if there is anything I can do to get windows to boot again, or perhaps recover the data. Out of impatience and misplaced confidence I only backed up some of my more important documents and didnt backup music, photos, all that stuff.
I am at my work computer right now, so I won't be able to paste fdisk or menu.lst outputs until I get home in a couple hours.
Thank you in advance!