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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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