Won't Boot into Windows After Partition Resize
Yesterday, I was using my mac mini in windows, and was downloading, and copying some Disk images, and windows started giving me messages telling me that the disk space was low. When i created the partition, i set it for 15GB. since the drive is only 120GB with 70GB free. I decided to resize the disk, by creating an image of the disk, (in disk utility, and then used the boot camp utility to remove the partition. I then used it to create a larger partition (30GB) and then used disk utility to restore the drive from that image. It did, and after about 1 hour, it was done. I then went to startup disk, and selected "Windows" on BOOTCAMP (My Windows Drive) and rebooted it. After about 5 minuted of a black screen with a blinking white underscore, i rebooted it, held option, and it gave me a list of boot drives, and the "BOOTCAMP" wasn't one of them. I tried reseting the PRAM, PMU, and a lot of other things, but no success.
Also, it was running Windows XP Professional SP3
And had the FAT Filesystem
I'm guessing it was a formatting issue. See, Mac OS creates FAT partitions, but windows likes NTFS, and usually that's what you have to reformat to in the installer. So it's possible you tried to restore an NTFS image to a FAT image, which could result in corruption and stuff. Hopefully you had a backup. I hear there's a tool called Wincloner or something like that which helps with this stuff. Great for quick resizes I hear.