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Disk extension I have a Dell running 2000 server. It has a RAID 5 disk configuration with 5 partitions. All partitions are NTFS except for a small Dell utility partition that is FAT. The rest are a combination of simple dynamic and simple spanned. I have been able to extend the volumes on all except the first simple dynamic which is the boot partition. Like the other volumes, the option is there to extend, however, it offers an error message after the final wizard window indicating the volume could not be extended.Is there any way to extend this volume?

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Try a program like Norton PartitionMagic (which costs about 60 dollars) or the free GParted (which is a live cd. you should download it and burn it to a cd with a program like nero or alcohol120%)

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Dell poweredge t110 Raid 5 setup on PERC 100 raid config in bios stating Virtual drive degraded and drive 2 is in ready state...how do we remove from drive array and install a new on without data loss


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Upgrade IBM Xseries 346 Server


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It usually reason of a disk failure.

Install open manage server administrator on your server.
See which disks are failed ?

Try to run Power edge diagnostics on the failed disk.
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99% beeping comes from perc controller because of a failed HDD

cheers

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