Extending boot partition on Windows 2003 server

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Paritosh Pathak, May 27, 2004.

  1. I have a server with Disk 0 that has two partitions.

    Drive C (Boot OS) 4 GB

    and Drive D

    I would like to extend drive C to occupy entire Disk 0.

    As I understand the diskpart utility on Windows 2003 will do this. By using
    Select Partition and then Extend.

    Now will this work if I do Select Disk and then try Extend? I need C drive
    to have more space.

    Paritosh Pathak, May 27, 2004
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  2. Paritosh

    You will need free contiguous space after C: in order to extend it. In
    other words, delete D: first.

    You can use diskpart.exe from "safe mode with command prompt" to expand
    your system partition.

    This is normally not recommended on the system partition, but usually works
    anyway. Also see this MS Knowledge Base article:


    Another option is to perform an upgrade installation, as this article


    Volume Manager from Powerquest might also be an option.

    Best regards

    Bjorn Landemoo, May 27, 2004
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  3. Thanks. How do I restart manually in safe mode. The system configuration
    utility on Windows 2003 did not seem to show an option for safe mode.

    The other option seems to be F8, at boot time correct?


    I looked and hitting F8 at the magic moment seems to be the only option.
    Paritosh Pathak, May 28, 2004
  4. Paritosh

    Yes, F8 is the correct option.

    Best regards

    Bjorn Landemoo, May 28, 2004
  5. Paritosh Pathak

    jiongs546647 Guest


    I know this thread has exist for a long time, but I thinks there are still many people looking for a flexible way that could help re-sizing partition rather than use build in disk management, and Partition Magic is out of date, so there is a freeware AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite edition which could resize the partition smoothly,
    jiongs546647, Oct 17, 2012
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