Strange Win2000 Resize NTFS Partition Issue

By codyja
Jun 14, 2007
  1. I have a virtual machine running windows 2000 that had a 3.9 gig ntfs virtual hard drive. I used a vmware tool to expand the hard drive to 8 gigs, but I needed a way to expand the 3.9 gig ntfs partition to use the new free space. I used qtparted on the knoppix cd and expanded the partition to 8 gigs. I booted back into windows and Computer Management shows Disk 0 C: as 8.0 gigs and is healthy, but at the top, the C: drive capacity is still 3.9 gigs. When I view the size of the disk in My Computer it also shows 3.9 gigs. I think it is a problem with windows 2000 since qtparted shows the ntfs partition as a full 8 gigs. Any ideas? I've attached a screenshot.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Windows 2000 will have trouble with the knoppix partition. Read the knoppix manual closely... and all you can about virtual drive setups.
  3. codyja

    codyja TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its is an ntfs partition though, basically the same process as what Partition magic would have done.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You probably resized the partition, but not the filesystem.

    Boot back to Linux and try using the ntfsresize utility.
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