8 Megs partition on NTFS

Posted on 2003-02-27
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
We recently lost our Small Business server whilst installing SP3 for Exchange. Upon rebooting the hard drive attribute were changed to "Read only" and the operating system was unable to access the hard drive (well nothing could, not Fdisk, CHKDSK or so on)
We recovered using and image of the drive but notice that the normal 8 Megs partition at the end of the drive is now 70.6 megs. We have scanned the hard drive offline and found it to be free from any errors, viruses or such like and the Small Business Server seems to run happily.
I am wandering if this can be left at the new size as we are only using basic disks and have no immediate plans to run RAID.
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I would first scan it using the manufacturer's diagnostic tools of your hard drive. That is if you use something like chkdsk to run it before. The diagnostic tools usually are a lot more effective in finding problems. If that doesn't detect any problems then you should be ok.
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sorry about that, didn't mean to repeat post. :0)

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Sorry I haven’t had time to reply. I’ve already used a disk manager to test the drive and it comes back fine. Check disk also agrees that the file system and structure is fine, but the end of this partition is only normally 8 mb and as mine is 70.6 mb I'm not sure how the operating system will handle it?
Any ideas?
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out of ideas. sorry. I would give it a try with the O.S. and see what happens. Just my opinion though.

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