win 2000 server



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please can anyone help me to increase the size of my
active partion on my win2000 server machine


Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.file_system (More info?)


I will try DISKPART.EXE incase it works. I have been told else where that I will need to have contiguous disk space after C. drive if I am to have any chance.

If I move D. drive to a new partition created in free space available and then delete D. drive, perform the partition resize (assuming it will work), can i then recreate D. drive put back All folders as they were and suffer no loss of usability?

I am also told that I can resize the OS partition by running Win2000 install/repair after creating myself contiguous disk space as above. Does this seem a viable course of action to you?

----- Ashok Nair [MSFT] wrote: -----

Hi Leigh,

Only the extension of data volumes are supported. System or boot volumes
may be blocked from being extended.

DISKPART.EXE can be used for extending a data volume.

For information on how to use DISKPART.EXE, visit the following Knowledge
Base article:;en-us;325590&Product=win20

However, there are third party utilities which can expand even the system

An example would be Symantec's Partition Magic. To know about the features
of Partition Magic, you can visit the following site:


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