Re: [NTISP] Expanding my Drive C: in NT Server 4.0

Josh Hillman ( (no email) )
Sun, 30 Jan 2000 08:58:59 -0500

From: Danny Sinang <>
> If I do move the data to another disk and use NT's Disk Administrator to
> expand the disk space, will the data in the original disk need to be
> ?

What I meant before was, if it's possible, permanently move stuff off of C
onto your new drive (different drive letter) to free up space on C. What's
taking up all of the space on C? One thing you can offload onto the new
drive on some partitition is the swap file--that usually takes up a
good-sized chunk of space. I forget exactly where this is done (I'm at home
and don't have NT on my home computer)--maybe right-click on "My Computer"
and choose Properties. I think it might be in there somewhere. Changing
this will require a reboot at sometime.
Drive C's size cannot be adjusted without involving Partition Magic, and if
I remember correctly, it's a long process, so the machine would be down for
a while.

> Exactly how do I do expansion in Disk Administrator ?

Let's say your main hard drive has two partitions, drive C and D and you
want to expand D. You install your second drive and create a couple
partitions on it also. This is coming from memory here, so I might be off
slightly, but I think you go into the Disk Administrator, click once on
drive D, and while holding the control button down, click on one of the
partitions of the new drive. Now both partitions should be "highlighted" or
outlined. Right-click on D and I think there's an option to "expand" or
something. From there, I don't remember what else comes after it, but it's
pretty straight forward and simple.


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Josh Hillman <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2000 9:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [NTISP] Expanding my Drive C: in NT Server 4.0
> > From: Danny Sinang <>
> > > An NT 4.0 server of mine has only 1 2GB SCSI disk with NTFS
> > It's
> > > runninhg low on free disk space already.
> > >
> > > Is there a way I can simply plug in a new 4GB hard disk and make it
> part
> > of
> > > drive C: (thus giving me more space) without reformatting my drive C:
> >
> > NT's Disk Administrator will allow you to do this with any other
> partition,
> > but not C because it is the system partition. In order to do what
> > wanting to do, you'd have to use Partition Magic, or something similar
> > it.
> >
> > All of our NT servers are using no more than maybe 600 megs on drive
> C--all
> > websites, logs, etc. are on different partitions. Maybe you can move
> > stuff from one drive to another instead of expanding C?
> >
> > Josh
> >
> >
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