Logical drive correction

i installed my server without breaking the drive into two logical drives.  is there a way to correct this without having to reinstall or purchase partition magic??
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cfairleyCommented:
Hello chughubert,

Partition Majic would do the trick.  However, I would run a backup before doing so.  I have tried other partition software, some that was freeware, but PM was the most reliable for me.

Thanks,
cfairey
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chughubertAuthor Commented:
What free ones have you used, this is not production so I would take the chance.
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rhandelsCommented:
Hi,

To be honest, i don't think there is. You cannot use Partition Magic, because it cannot be installed on a server version of Windows and turning drives into dynamic would still require to delete the existing partition (which would wipe out the drive)..

Maybe a very very very long shot is to use diskpart (a Microsoft command line utility), although i do beleive it can only add extra space to an allready existing drive. If this server is a fresh install, i would advice you to do a reïnstall and do it properly right away, else it could become unstable..
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chughubertAuthor Commented:
thanks
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cfairleyCommented:
Sorry, rdandels is right about Partition Magic.  It will only manage a 2003 partition if you have a dual boot system.  However, here is a link about a product that should also do the trick.

http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/printthread.php?t=1630

Thanks
Cfairley
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rhandelsCommented:
Hi,

cfairley could be right about this program, it might just do the trick (i guess it does, else he doesn't say it right ;)), still i wouldn't suggest this, because of instability of the system, but that's just my gut feeling...
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cfairleyCommented:
chughubert,

Which ever one works for you, just make sure you do a back up first.  If you have another 2003 server for test purposes, I would try it there first.  I'm sure it would not hurt try diskpart.  In case it does not work,  Partition Manager says that it works for 2003.

http://www.partition-manager.com/home/personal/features.htm

Thanks,
cfairley
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