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Extending Hard Disk


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#1 galh17

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 11:33 AM

Hello,

I've tried to extend a hard disk using the command promt.
But it says: Diskpart failed to extend the volume.
Please make sure the volume is vaild for extending

How can i make it vaild if it's possible?


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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:58 PM

Are you trying to extend your system or boot volume as only data volumes may be supported.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:51 PM

You cannot modify partitions on drives that are in use (such as your Windows drive when Windows is running). You'll have to boot with another type of disk (that doesn't load Windows) in order to modify the Windows disk.
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:16 AM

To non-destructively resize partitions try BootIt-NG (free functional trial), GParted (free PM 'clone') or PartitionMagic (retail). Always backup important data prior to any such partitioning and it is advisable to run chkdsk beforehand into the bargain.




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