[windows2000] Re: Extending a basic disk

  • From: "Herchenbach, Jim" <jherchenbach@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 10:36:17 -0500

I got this from the JISFAQ website.  I can't verify this, can anybody
verify or discredit it.
"You can extend simple and spanned volumes only when the volume was
originally created on a dynamic disk. Simple or spanned volumes that
result from a basic to dynamic disk upgrade cannot be extended"
RVW Inc.


From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nick Smith
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 9:03 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Extending a basic disk

Yes, you can make it dynamic, but be *very* careful if it's a system
disk and you're on W2K. If you're not fully patched, it almost certainly
will BSOD on you, and then may not reboot; check MS KB first, and patch


Nick Smith,

Managing Director,


Tel: 020 7819 0090




From: Herchenbach, Jim [mailto:jherchenbach@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 01 October 2004 14:50
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Extending a basic disk


Is it possible to extend a basic disk without creating a new logical
drive?  If not, can I convert to dynamic disk without losing all my
data....and then extend the existing logical drive?



Jim Herchenbach

  Electrical Technician  Tel: (402) 564-2876  jherchenbach@xxxxxxxxxx

  RVW Inc. 

www.rvwinc.com <http://www.rvwinc.com/> 

RVW Inc. 
4118 Howard Blvd 
Columbus, Nebraska 68602 


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