General discussion

Locked

Windows 2000 disks

By edrox ·
Hi,

I have a 3 partition win 2000 server.
A C-partition with 2GB, and the I386 source directory and boot.ini, NTLDR, etc.
And I have a 4GB D-partition with the WINNT directory.
How can I make the D-partition C, and remove the C-partition without rendering my machine useless?

Thanks in advance,

Eduard de Vries

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

3 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Windows 2000 disks

by dkpalmer In reply to Windows 2000 disks

You can convert D to C by copying all the files from the existing C drive to the D drive, making an Emergency Recovery Disk ( you use the Win2K Backup program for this ), and then deleting the C partition and using Powerquest's Server Magic or equivalent to resize the D drive. When you reboot you can use the ERD to fix any boot-up issues.

But...all the path pointers for your Win2K install ( as well as those of any installed applications ), will point to the D drive for system files instead of the C drive. There are utilities available that are supposed to fix this issue, but I've not had much luck with them.

So...The quickest/easiest way may be to just backup all your data and rebuild the server with a repartitioned/reformatted drive.

Collapse -

Windows 2000 disks

by edrox In reply to Windows 2000 disks

Thanks,

not what I wanted to hear, but hey, that's life.....

Thanks,

Eduard

Collapse -

Windows 2000 disks

by edrox In reply to Windows 2000 disks

This question was closed by the author

Back to Windows Forum
3 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums