Basic Disc Extending // Help


N

ninamorena

O/S
Windows 2000 Server
4.88 gigs used
692 available
9.77 unallocated disk available

I am looking for a way to extend my basic disk of 5 Gigs which hosts
all of my operating system files. I wanted to use the Diskpart.exe
option however, I received the following error:

Diskpart failed to extend the volume.
Please make sure the volume is valid for extending

I do have Symantec's Volume Manager and I cannot open it due to the
fact that it cannot identify the unallocated partition of 9.77 gigs.
So I am trying to find the following solution:

A. Convert the basic disk to dynamic without losing any OS files or
apps.
B. Use Diskpart.exe to extend the volume onto the unallocated disk
space.

Any suggestions will be appreciated!
 
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S

seth

diskpart doesn't seem to be an option here; it won't extend a system volume
or a volume with the pagefile.
even if you make the disk dynamic, because it was originally a basic disk,
you are not allowed to extend it.

How to use Diskpart.exe to extend a data volume in Windows Server 2003, in
Windows XP, and in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590/en-us
 
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