A. You can use the DiskPart utility from the Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit or the Win2K Professional Resource kit to extend an existing volume by performing the following steps:
- Download the DiskPart utility from the Microsoft website, then install it on your computer.
- Go to Start, Run, then type
cmdto start a command-line session.
diskpartto start a DiskPart session.
list volumeto list the current volumes. The list will look like
Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info ---------- --- ------------------- ----- -------- ------- Volume 0 C NTFS Partition 10 GB Healthy System Volume 1 D Data NTFS Partition 9 GB Healthy Pagefile
select volume <volume number>to select the volume you want to extend.
extendto extend the selected volume. If you don't pass any parameters, DiskPart will use all unpartitioned space on the current disk. Alternatively, you can type
extent size=<size in MB> disk=<disk number>to set a size and disk to use for the extension.
exitwhen you're finished.
You can extend only volumes created on a dynamic disk, not volumes created on a basic disk that you've upgraded. If you try to extend volumes created on a basic disk, you'll receive the error "DiskPart failed to extend the volume. Please make sure the volume is valid for extending."
Learn more from "Initializing Windows Disks with DiskPart."