Strange warning message after expanding data drive with diskpart.exe
Posted on 2006-05-16
We have a very crucial server (Windows 2000 Server SP4) that we recently discovered was running low on disk space on its data drive. To remedy this, I took an identical hard drive from an identical server and used Dell Array Manager to add the drive to the RAID 5 array. Once the disk was imported successfully into the array, I uninstalled Array Manager and used diskpart from the Windows 2000 resource kit to expand the D: drive onto the new disk, going from 7 GB of free space to over 40 GB. After diskpart completed, it displayed the following warning:
"Deleting the primary partition has modified the partition number of the partition that contains your Windows 2000 system files. The old partition number was 2; the new partition number is 1.
You must edit the BOOT.INI file to reflect to this change, then reboot your system immediately. You will not be able to subsequently reboot your machine until this is done."
This is the current BOOT.INI from the server (I have not edited it):
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Server" /fastdetect
When I go back into diskpart and run disk detail it tells me that:
Volume 1 is the Dell utility partition
Volume 2 is the C (system) drive
Volume 3 is the D (data) drive
My question is why would I need to change the BOOT.INI file as my system drive still seems to be on volume 2? Has anyone seen this warning before? Thanks in advance.