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SBS 2011 Resized OS Partition

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I had an installation of SBS 2011 on a 250GB partition.  I tried to make more space on the disk by shrinking the operating system volume to 130GB with disk management.  When I try to restart the server, I am getting error messages that windows could not start up correctly.  I tried using the windows repair disk to repair the startup, but even after repairing, I still cannot get the server to boot up.  I cannot boot into safe mode either.  Any suggestions?
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Buy larger HDDs in case you already were on Raid1 at least (2x 1 TB) rebuild the server on the new Raid array - disk space chasing at this day and age with HDDs as cheap as they are now is a result of poor planing and/or missed disk space need expectations. Once you have the server built back up you can mount the original disks and possibly retrive vital data from them still.

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without rebuilding????
how many HDD 1?

remove it and place behind another drive in a different PC/Client
change the drive size back to it original

50/50 chance in my experience

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There are 3 disks in RAID 5.  I tried extending the original partition using diskpart, but I am still have no luck getting it to boot.  Is my best bet to reinstall the OS?
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Your best option is to restore a backup. Barring that, yes, re-install and plan for some pain in recovering data.

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