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Windows Server 2008 boot drive out of space

  • Problem: I am running Windows Server 2008, and yesterday I received the following prompt from system:

    Then, I opened system built-in Disk Management and tried to extend boot drive (boot drive and system drive are contained in the same drive). I could shrink drive E which is neighboring to boot drive to create an unallocated space, but the space only appears after partition E and I could not use it to expand C. Therefore, I eagerly need the solution to Windows Server 2008 boot drive out of space. Is there any good solution?

    Indeed, Windows Server 2008 snap-in Disk Management program has a big defect: “Extend Volume” feature works only when there is contiguous unallocated space after the partition users want to extend. Nevertheless, excellent third-party partition manager can break through this limitation and helps solve the problem Windows Server 2008 boot drive out of space no matter whether there is unallocated space. MiniTool Partition Wizard is such a partitioning tool. More importantly, boot drive can be extended successfully without users rebooting operating system, which can avoid losses cased by server downtime completely. Next, let’s see how to use this program to solve this problem.

    How to Solve the Problem Windows Server 2008 Boot Drive out of Space

    Undoubtedly, users need to download and install the partition manager to server in advance. After successful installation, launch it to open the main interface:

    In the main interface all partitions are listed. To extend boot drive, please select the target drive namely drive C and click the function "Extend Partition" to enter the following interface:

    Here, users can take free space from other partitions on the same disk to extend boot drive, and detailed operations are: choose a partition or unallocated space from the drop-down list of "Take Free Space from" to take free space and drag sliding button to decide how much space to take. Then, click "OK" to get the main interface again:

    Now, we can see boot drive namely drive C has been extended. At this time, as long as we click the functional button "Apply", the problem Windows Server 2008 boot drive out of space can be well solved. Operations are so simple, right?

    Actually, the partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard not only can solve the problem Windows Server 2008 boot drive out of space but can deal with low disk space situations emerging on other drives. Data security can be ensured, and it is worth owning.