Windows Server 2008 Cannot Extend Primary Partition C Drive

Summary

This page will talk about the solution for Windows Server 2008 primary partition C drive expanding when it runs out of disk space.

Andrew Wright

November 5, 2014

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Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to fix low disk space on primary partition C drive in Windows Server 2008.

Extend Primary Partition with Partition Software

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If Windows built-in disk management tool cannot extend primary partition on Windows Server 2008, third-party partition software is available for the partition resizing. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server works as partition magic for all Windows Servers, with which you can extend primary partition system partition C drive effectively. This partition software enables you to extend the primary partition when it is running out of disk space and Windows reports low disk space warning message.


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Steps to Extend Primary Partition Windows 2008

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Step 1:
Download, install and run IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. Right click a partition that has enough free space and choose "Resize/Move" option.

Step 2:
Move the arrows to shrink the selected partition, and then you can see some unallocated space.

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Shrink other large partition to produce free space for C drive

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Step 3:
You need to move the unallocated space close to the primary partition. Then, right click the primary partition and choose "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 arrows to extend the primary partition and click "Apply" button.

 

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Cannot Extend Primary Partition C Drive on Windows 2008

"When installing Windows Server 2008 operating system on my PC, I have divided the hard disk drive into three partitions. However, I give only 30GB space to C drive which is primary partition. Now, I would like to extend the C drive space, but Windows built-in Disk Management cannot extend it. The Extend Volume option under Disk Management is grayed out. How can I extend the primary partition C drive on Windows Server 2008?"

"Hello! Is there any way to extend C drive on Windows Server? Well, my PC reports low disk space warning message on C drive on Windows Server 2008 OS, but I don't know how to resolve the problem. Can you give me any clue to increase the size of C drive without reinstalling system?"

Partition Software to Extend Primary Partition Windows 2008

The reason why you cannot extend primary partition under Disk Management on Windows Server 2008 is that there is no adjacent unallocated space beside the primary partition. However, primary partition is different from other data partition, so you cannot simply delete files from a primary partition or format the primary partition to free up space. In this situation, you need to rely on professional partition software to extend the primary partition when it is running out of disk space. The partition software offers a safe and easy way to expand primary partition space without any influence on the operating system or performance of your computer.

Windows SBS 2008 Extend Primary Partition

The professional partition software can works on all Windows Servers, so you can rely on the IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to extend primary partition on Windows SBS 2008 when it says low disk space alert message on the partition. With help of this partition software, you can increase the size of primary partition without touching a single data on the disk. The partition software allows you to extend primary partition whether it is NTFS file system or FAT32 partition. You can perform partition resizing without rebooting your computer, which is time-saving and efficient.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Expand C Partition

Windows Server 2008 R2 belongs to Windows 2008. As professional partition software, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server allows you to extend C drive on Windows Server 2008 R2 to fix the low disk space problem. The partition software enables you to extend the partition so that you don't need to repartition the hard disk to reallocate disk space. You just need to run the partition software to move some unallocated space from other partition to get C partition extended.

Extend RAID 5 Partition Windows 2008

In addition to basic hard disk, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server also works with RAID 5 disk to extend primary partition system partition and data partition. You can move free space from other partition on the RAID 5 or you can also add new disk to extend the RAID 5. This partition software allows you to extend RAID 5 partition without rebuilding the array, but you should remember not to break the array before resizing the disk.

In addition, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server also helps you resize disk partition on other Windows Servers. For example, you can extend C drive on Windows Server 2003, resize system partition on Windows Server 2012 and more.

 

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