Increase size of System Partition (C)

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  1. shrtech

    shrtech Registered Member

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    I have an HP server with one (1) physical hard drive.
    Yesterday I attempted to increase the size of the C partition by taking space from the D partition.
    Things looked as though they were proceeding well, as I moved the slider to decrease the size of D, the size of C increased. Exactly what I was after.

    However, on completion of the process, I ended up with the two original partitions and one unallocated partition. The size of the C partition was unchanged.
    The Merge Partition function would not work, partitions have to be the same, so I formatted the unallocated portion as NTFS and now have 3 NTFS partitions.
    What did I do wrong and how, exactly, do I do what I initially set out to do?

    The advertising made this operation sound really simple.

    Step by step instructions would be much appreciated.

    thanks

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  2. Mech_An

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    Could you please post here screenshot of Windows Disk Management:
    * right-click on 'My computer' and choose 'Manage';
    * select 'Disk Management' in 'Storage';
    * maximize the window;
    * click 'PrintScreen'
    * use any graphical editor (e.g. Paint) to paste the image and save it as JPG, GIF or PNG file;
    * post it here
     
  3. shrtech

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    thanks for the reply.

    Still looking for how to attach the image to this post.
    Insert image does not offer a browse option, just an http://

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  4. shrtech

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    this should be it.

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  5. shrtech

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    I am considering deleting the recently added partition, 'F", and starting all over again.

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    Is F empty? If yes, follow my instructions. If no, copy all files to another destination and then start resize.

    Do the following:
    * Run paragon program
    * right-click F and select Delete
    * press Apply
    * right-click Extended partitions group (cyan border) and select 'Move\Resize'
    REsExt.jpg
    * reduce Extended partition size to keep unallocated space in front of it
    * press Apply
    * right-click C:/ and select 'Move\Resize'
    * enlarge C to cover all unallocated space
    * press Apply
     
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    thanks very much.

    I'll be heading down that road shortly and will let you know how I got on

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    All is now resolved and both the partitions are now the size, and where, I want them.

    I appreciate your help on this problem, Mech_An.

    I have now downloaded the PM11 server edition user manual and will get to reading it before my next sojourn into partition moving.

    thanks again

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    Thanks. Glad to know that it was helpful :)
     
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