Situation: My computer’s operation system is Windows Server 2008. When I ran it several days ago, a prompt message caught my attention: “You are running out of disk space on system (C:). To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click here…”
Then I meant to resize the boot drive (boot drive and system drive are stayed in a partition) in Windows built in disk management tool. However, there isn’t any unallocated space right behind the specified partition. Could you tell me a way to solve problem of low disk space in Windows boot drive?
Actually, there is a crucial limitation in Windows snap-in disk management tool: the function – “Extend Volume” – can only work under the circumstance where there is unallocated space right after the partition we want to extend. However, there is no need to worry. Professional third party partition magic can surpass the defect. And this kind of partition manager will bring you get out of the trouble. MiniTool Partition Wizard is an outstanding one among this kind of software. What’s more, in this program, rebooting is not a necessary step when resizing boot partition. It also means that data loss will be avoided.
There is no doubt that users should download and install the partition magic to server at first. Then please open the software to get its main interface.
All partitions are listed in the screenshot above.
Step 1: Choose the partition C and click “Extend Partition” button on the left panel to go to the next interface.
Step 2: Get free space from other partitions on the same disk to resize boot partition and drag sliding bar to the desired value. Then, click “OK” to go back to the main interface.
Here, we can preview that the size of Windows boot drive has been enlarged to 21.33GB.
Step 3: With a click on “Apply”, all pending operations will be executed by MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Now, the problem that low disk space in Windows boot drive has been perfectly settled. Further more, from the picture above, you may find that the partition manager can also do other operations (like Move/Resize Partition, Extend Partition, Merge Partition, etc). With this partition magic, data security will also be guaranteed.