[THIN] Re: I have tried everything....I think

  • From: Sérgio Fonseca <Fonsecase@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 16:23:09 +0100

Wy not "Partition Magic" ?

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From: Kevin Hopley [mailto:khopley@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: quarta-feira, 9 de Outubro de 2002 14:28
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] I have tried everything....I think

A tricky one I feel:

NT4/MF1.8 server running short on disk space. The idea was to ghost the =
partitions and bring them back down to larger partitions on a new larger =
hard drive. This has worked fine before on other servers other than =
service failures as the ghosting process reallocates default drive = letters
C & D - start disk administrator and change drive letters back = to x & Y
... sorted.

This particular server is not having any of it. After the ghosting =
process, restart the server and the server goes through a normal boot as =
far as the Metaframe back screen... there is still the odd flicker of = disk
activity but no CTRL/ALT/DEL screen is displayed - cannot logon, no =
network services so no network access.

I have tried the process in variety of different ways but always come up =
with the same result. I am sure it is down to the drive letter = allocation
cos when the original drive is put in as an extra drive in = the server, the
system (booting from the new disk) sees the old disk as = X and boots

I have also tried using volume manager - which incidentally also =
reallocates default drive letters to any volume that it plays with - so = I
get the same result.

Is there anyway to reallocate the drive letters prior to system = start-up.
I have looked on Technet and found an article that allows you = to do it if
the machine is booted and can access the registry. I have = also tried
loading the hive from the server onto another test server but = the "Mounted
Devices" section that Q223188 talks about is not available = unless booted.

Has anyone else had anything similar or does anyone have any other way = of
increasing volume sizes??

Help please

Kev Hopley
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