My C drive in Windows Server 2003 based computer is running out of space, and I want to extend it to improve system performance. There are four partitions and an unallocated space on my desktop with a single hard disk drive. They are all formatted with NTFS:
C: Size 19.5GB – free 518MB
D: 19.5GB – free 17.2GB
E: 19.5GB – free 7.7GB
F: 19.5GB – free 15.9 GB
*: the unallocated space – 50GB
I manage to use Windows Disk Management to merge system partition with the unallocated space, but it finally disappoints me. Therefore, I need a piece of useful Windows Server partitioning software to fix Low Disk Space issue on C drive.
Since resizing or moving partition function is unavailable in Windows Server 2003 built-in Disk Management, users may feel quite disturbed when it is necessary to enlarge partitions. Actually, a piece of server partition magic can masterly solve the issue. Here comes a new concern: the selection of software. For those who have little professional software knowledge, it is indeed a nuisance. Among various kinds of server partition management software, MiniTool Partition Wizard is of high recommendation.
The software can manage partition for Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 and PCs in a fast and secure way. Here, main features of it are introduced to users:
For disk management, MiniTool Partition Wizard provides functions such as: “Align All Partitions” (which can help users maximize performance of file system and maintain efficiency of running applications), “Surface Test” (is able to check errors on disk surface) and “Wipe Disk” (can erase whole disk data off so as to prevent disk data from being hacked).
However, users can manage partitions with those functions:
“Move/Resize Partition“: can securely and easily change partition size and location. If users need to use the feature to expand partition, there must be contiguous unallocated space right adjacent to target partition.
“Extend Partition“: can increase capacity of specified partition even there is no unallocated space or the unallocated space is not neighboring to target partition.
“Merge Partition“: is able to merge two NTFS partitions into a larger one.
The demonstration above is a brief introduction to disk and partition management functions of MiniTool Partition Wizard. For the sake of users’ further understanding, we would like to show users how to extend system partition on Windows Server 2003 based computer with this software.
1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to open its main interface.
2. From the main interface, choose the system partition, namely C drive and click “Extend Partition” to get the interface below:
3. Here, users can choose a partition with much unused space left or an unallocated space from “Take Free Space from” tab, and then drag the sliding handle to gain needed capacity of free space. After that, click “OK” button to go back to main interface of the software.
4. The interface above shows users the exact preview effect of system partition extension. If users are content with it, just click “Apply” button to make final confirmation.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition tackles low disk space issue on C drive with ease. Though some users propose that “diskpart” command line can also do users a favor in certain situation, they must know that it owns complicated operations and works limitedly:
1. The volume must be formatted with the NTFS file system.
2. For Basic volumes, the unallocated space for the extension must be the next contiguous space on the same disk.
3. For Dynamic Volumes, the unallocated space can be any empty area on any Dynamic disk on the system.
4. System/boot partition extension may be blocked by the command line.
All in all, using the powerful Windows Server partitioning software – MiniTool Partition Wizard is the best way to fix disk and partition management issues. Thus, hurry to download the software via the quick link here.