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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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Re: Disk extension

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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Windows 2000 server fails to load,

Even if the scan says all ok I suspect bad sectors. To confirm try making images of the drives.

If you are able to get good images you can try raid reconstruction software.

If you need help I would suggest they offer both online data recovery and do-it-yourself data recovery

Sep 13, 2012 | Microsoft Windows 2000 Server


How to make Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition see more than 4GB RAM

Issue – After upgrading a server to Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition and adding additional memory, the OS still shows only 4 GB of RAM.

Additional Information – Physical Address Extension (PAE)

In Windows Server 2003, PAE is automatically enabled only if the server is using hot-add memory devices. In this case, you do not have to use the /PAE switch on a system that is configured to use hot-add memory devices. In all other cases, you must use the /PAE switch in the Boot.ini file to take advantage of memory over 4GB.

The newer Dell servers are capable of using hot-add memory devices, but the older servers do not.

If you upgrade an older Dell server and are experiencing the issue above, make the following change to the boot.ini file.

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003, Enterprise" /fastdetect /PAE

Add the /PAE flag to the end of the boot device. Then reboot the server.

After rebooting the correct amount of memory should be displayed

To summarize, PAE is a function of the Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 memory managers that provides more physical memory to a program that requests memory. The program is not aware that any of the memory that it uses resides in the range greater than 4 GB, just as a program is not aware that the memory it has requested is actually in the page file.

on Apr 19, 2010 | Operating Systems

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I re-formatted my SmartDisk FireLite FWFL120 120 GB harddrive for use with my MAC computer. However now I want to use it on my dell, do you know where I can find software to make it work again.

If you are using windows 7 it has a disk formatter built in. All you do is go to start and search disk management. Make sure your hard drive is connected when you do this. If you are running xp there are many hard drive formatting programs on the internet. Just do a search and you will find one.

Mar 30, 2011 | Operating Systems

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How to configure raid utility on server 2003

Click on start then click on run
type in compmgmt.msc
once you have the computer management screen up.
click on disk management.
now you have the disks listed.
here you can right click on the disks and select the utility accordingly.
revert if you need any more clarification.

Jul 21, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Installing xp

always use NTFS - NTFS is the standard file system of Windows NT, including its later versions Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

Sep 10, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Being able to use disk manager on a second IDE drive

Did you connect it to a spare IDE cable or an existing cable which was connected to the first hard disk or CD Drive?

Is BIOS able to recognize it? Go to the BIOS settings and check.

But since you are able to see it in the disk manager, it should be connected okay.

This is a new drive right? So what is the problem in deleting the existing partition and recreating it? BTW, what is the partition size?

Feb 17, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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In my pc there is an problem of NTLDR missing . why this ill occure?

  1. Create a Windows 2000 boot disk that contains the following files: Ntldr
    Ntbootdd.sys For more information about how to create a boot disk, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 301680 ( ) How to create a boot disk for an NTFS or FAT partition in Windows 101668 ( ) How to use a Windows boot disk to prevent boot failure
  2. Modify the Boot.ini file to point to the correct hard disk controller and to the correct volume for your Windows installation. For more information about how to create a boot disk, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 311578 ( ) How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows 2000
  3. Insert the boot disk into the computer's floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer.
  4. Copy the Ntldr file, the file, and the Boot.ini file from the boot disk to the system partition of the local hard disk.
Method 2: Use the Recovery Console loadTOCNode(3, 'summary');
  1. Use the Windows 2000 Setup disks to restart the computer, or use the Windows 2000 CD-ROM to restart the computer.
  2. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair the Windows 2000 installation.
  3. Press C to repair the Windows 2000 installation by using the Recovery Console.
  4. Type the number that corresponds to the Windows installation that you want to repair, and then press ENTER. For example, type 1, and then press ENTER. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 229716 ( ) Description of the Windows Recovery Console
  5. Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
  6. Type map, and then press ENTER. Note the drive letter that is assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows 2000 CD-ROM.
  7. Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after you type each one, where drive is the drive letter that you typed in step 4 of "Method 2: Use the Recovery Console," of this article: copy drive:\i386\ntldr c:\

    copy drive:\i386\ c:\ If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and then press ENTER.

    NOTE: In these commands, there is a space between the ntldr and c:\, and between and c:\.
  8. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: type c:\Boot.ini A list similar to the following list appears: [boot loader]

    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
    If you receive the following message, the Boot.ini file may be missing or damaged:The system cannot find the file or directory specified.
  9. If the Boot.ini file is missing or damaged, create a new one. To do so, follow these steps:
    1. Use a text editor, such as Notepad or, to create a boot loader file similar to the following boot loader file:[boot loader]

      [operating systems]
      multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
      For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 102873 ( ) Boot.ini and ARC path naming conventions and usage 301680 ( ) How to create a boot disk for an NTFS or FAT partition in Windows
    2. Save the file to a floppy disk as Boot.ini.

      NOTE: If you used Notepad to create the file, make sure that the .txt extension is not appended to the Boot.ini file name.
    3. Type the following command at the Recovery Console command prompt to copy the Boot.ini file from the floppy disk to the computer: copy a:\Boot.ini c:\
  10. Type exit, and then press ENTER. The computer restarts.

Dec 05, 2008 | Operating Systems

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RAID6 problemme

Raid 6 will tolerate two simulatneous hard disk failures. So the posibility for data loss is very less. But the rebuilting steps defers for different server products like IBM and DELL. But normaly when u change a new hard disk the server will automatically starts the rebuilding process.

Jul 15, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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