Issue Extend Windows 2008 R2 Volume

Rhala
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Dears,

I have Windows 2008 R2 which i need to extend the C: Drive for it, the extend option is not available to be selected, even using diskpart is not working, i convert the disk from basic to dynamic and it's still the same, any idea please, i'm running out of space:

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Gaurav SinghSolutions Architect
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the unallocated size should beside the c drive thats its not allowing. it is beside the d drive.

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how to make it beside the C Drive?
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Backup D, delete D, extend C by the amount you need, then restore D. You can also use 3rd party partitioning tools for that, but the time used for the process would be about the same, and making a backup prior to changing things is a good idea anyway.

But 88GB for your OS partition should be more than plenty. move out non OS stuff to your other partition, only leave OS stuff on there.

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thanks a lot Rindi,

could you please suggest a good & cheap 3rd party tool which  i can use without deleting D: Drive?
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You can boot the Server using a liveDVD like PCRepix, and then start GParted which is included on it. IF the OS properly recognizes the RAID controller the RAID array should be seen as one disk and not as the actual disks that make up the array. You can then use that tool to move D towards the end of the Virtual disk.

http://pcrepix.sourceforge.net

But you should still rather follow good practice and just move out from C what shouldn't be there in the first place.

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