Extend Boot Partition Server 2003

Summary

This article is to help Windows Server 2003 users with boot partition extending when it is running out of disk space.

Andrew Wright

Apr 3, 2014

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Boot partition can be (but it is not must be) system partition on Windows computer. You may be able to extend a data partition with Windows built-in tool like Diskpart on Windows Server 2003, but you may find it impossible to extend a boot partition with this method. At this time, you need to rely on a third-party partition tool. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server is a partition tool that is to help Windows Server users with disk partition resizing including extending a disk partition, shrinking a disk partition and move unallocated volume. This software can resize a boot partition, system partition and data partition with ease.

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How to Extend Boot Partition with IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server?

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How to redistribute disk space in Windows Server 2003

Step 1:
Download, install and run IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. Choose a partition that has a lot of free disk space. Right click the selected partition and go to "Resize/Move" option.

Step 2:
Move the arrow to shrink the selected partition and an unallocated space will be located near the selected partition.

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Step 3:
Move the unallocated space close to the boot partition. Right click the boot partition and go to "Resize/Move" option.

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Right click c drive to get started with extending c

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Step 4:
Move the arrow to increase the size of boot partition and then click "Apply" button.

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Low Disk Space on Boot Partition

Well, Diskpart command only supports to extend a disk partition that has NTFS file system. Therefore, you are required to covert the file system of the partition. Boot partition plays an important role in a computer. What idea can you come up with when a boot partition is running out of disk space? Would you like to backup data all disk data and repartition the hard disk? Or would you like to delete some unnecessary files to free some disk space? Or would you like to format the boot partition to erase everything? However, things are not so easy! It is waste of time and you are risking losing some important data by repartition the hard disk. In addition, it is usually prohibited to format a boot partition on Windows system. Now, can you come up with any other useful method to solve low disk space problem on a boot partition?

Professional Partition Tool for Extending Boot Partition

Since you cannot extend a boot partition with method above, you may try IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. This partition software works as magic to extend boot partition without any data loss. It won’t hurt the system or all information on the computer when free resize Windows Server 2003 partition with IM-Magic Partition Resizer. No professional skill or experience is required by using this software because it is very easy to handle. The software has a clean and user-friendly interface, and you will know clearly what to do by following the instructions on the software. You can also use this partition software when you have no idea about how to extend Windows boot volumes in Windows 2003 VMware

Extend Disk Partition with Diskpart Command

Some people may know that they can resize disk partition with Windows built-in Diskpart command, but they may be not clear that Diskpart command is unable to extend a boot partition because it has many limitations.
1. You need to convert a partition to NTFS file system in order to extend the partition by Diskpart command.
you want to extend to NTFS. In order to convert a disk partition to NTFS, you may format the partition or rely on some converter tool.

2. Diskpart command cannot move an unallocated partition
As you know, if you want to extend a partition, you need to ensure that unallocated space is right adjacent to the partition you want to extend. However, Diskpart command cannot move an unallocated partition. In another word, if there is no unallocated space on your disk or the unallocated space is not adjacent to the partition you want to extend, you cannot extend the partition either.

More Features of IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server

1. Extending boot partition without restarting your computer
IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server doesn’t require its users to restart computer in order to resize a disk partition even it is boot partition or system partition, so it can save a lot of time. You are able to extend a partition within a few seconds.


2. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server is free from all virus or Trojan
You can totally rely on this software because it is free from all possible virus and Trojan. It is able to resize disk partition in a safe way. Even if your computer turns off during the resizing, it does no harm to the disk partition or system.

Boot Partition and System Partition

A boot partition and system partition might be confusing sometimes, but they are not always the same. A boot partition is the partition that contains Windows operating system and Windows OS supported files. A boot partition can be (but it is not must be) the same as a system partition. You cannot format a boot partition under Windows OS.


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