Expanding System Volume

Hi all,

I have 3 HD in RAID 5 setting to total 75 GB of HD space.
I have several volumes on it, including a dynamic system volume where my OS is installed.
I need to expand this volume so in disk management I try to expand it but I get this error:

"The selected volume was originally created on a basic disk and cannot be extended.  Only volumes originally created on dynamic disks can be extended"

I really need to expand this volume so I can install a Service Pack.

All help is welcome.

Best regards,

Robby
IlRobertoAsked:
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SysExpertConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I would look at Partion magic or server magic professional from
powerquest.com, or similar programs.
check their site !

Make sure you are fully backed up before using this !

I hope this helps !
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jhanceCommented:
Just to re-iterate:

>>>>Make sure you are fully backed up before using this !<<<

This CANNOT be stressed enough!
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IlRobertoAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Thanks for the info.
So there is no Windows workaround to achieve this?

Only partitioning programs can do the trick in this W2K situation?

Best regards,

Robby
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SysExpertCommented:
Correct. No workaround is available.

If you need more space, have you tried moving the swap file to a different partition ?

This could free up space !

I hope this helps !
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