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Resize Boot Drive

By rbratton ·
I need to expand the size of an NT Server 4.0 boot drive (C). It is FAT. There is another partition, NTFS (D).

I can add another hard drive, but Disk Admin won't let you change the size of the boot drive.

Has anyone used drive copy or some other inexpensive option? I'm considering just running a full backup (difficult since they only have a Travan drive and generic MS Backup) and a new hard drive, creating the new partitions, then restoring the backup(s).

I've looked into ServerMagic,but it's almost $500 and my client can't afford that.

Thanks for your help!

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by mike In reply to Resize Boot Drive

Norton Ghost 2001 works great for NT
http://www.symantec.com/sabu/ghost/ghost_personal/ 69 bucks ya can't beat it.
Have fun
Mike

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by lance2@TechSupport In reply to Resize Boot Drive

The easiest way to rebuild a system is to use something like Norton Ghost. You can download it for about $72.00 USD and it reproduces a perfect image of a partition or an entire drive. It does it in a fraction of the time it takes to make and restore a backup and you don't need an OS on your system to use it.
Honestly, I don't get a nickel from Symantec, it's just a great tool for cloning. There used to be a trial version but that seems to have been withdrawn.
Check out Symantec.com and lookfor "Ghost" under Disk Imaging.

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by lance2@TechSupport In reply to Resize Boot Drive

I forgot to mention that you can adjust the size of your target partition(s).

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by turboherbo In reply to Resize Boot Drive

Use Ghost. Here's how: Install second hard drive (leave original in place), create partition size you want to use. Boot to ghost, choose "local disk,partition to partition" option. Then replace original drive with the one you've just ghosted to. Reboot and enjoy.

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by Bhrdwh In reply to Resize Boot Drive

Use Norton Ghost, its a superb tool under such circumstances like extending the partion etc.
Akash

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