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Win2K hard drive resizing?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JKoed, Oct 16, 2003.

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  1. JKoed

    JKoed Thread Starter

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    Have a server running Win2K server and a C drive of only two gig. (Who'd thought three years back that wouldn't be enough). Any ideas on resizing it. It is partitioned and has a large d drive. partition magic spit me out when I tried that. thanks, Jim
     
  2. rawmeat

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    If this is not on a RAID drive, use Ghost to image the C drive. I would create a new partition of 1-2 gig from free space in d. Patition Magic should be able to do this (resize d, then create an f or g depending on CD drives). Format that partition as FAT32 and create a DOS boot disk with Ghost on it and boot to that disk to put the ghost image on that partition (you can ghost an image of d also if you need the data). Use the DOS boot disk with Ghost on it, use fdisk to wipe out the c and d partitions , then create a new 4-8gig C partition as FAT32 and restore the ghost image to the new c. Use w2k's disk manager to recreate the d partition and then use ghost to restore that image.

    If fdisk won't create a large enough c partition, use the w2k CD to start a new install and let it create the partition, then exit the setup after the partition is finished.
     
  3. JKoed

    JKoed Thread Starter

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    Single IDE drive, no raid - I was hoping for a Partition Magic simple solution but as soon as it saw server2k it kicked me out.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    You need the server version, Server Magic, $495 per server license.
     
  5. JKoed

    JKoed Thread Starter

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    that's what I feared. Thank you.
     
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