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Drive is still 8gb after attempt to expand by 30gb! Disk management even shows it as 38gb! This is a windows 2000 VM. See picture.enter image description here

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Do you have a question? What tells you the drive is only 8GB? Some relevant information really wouldn't go astray. – John Gardeniers Jun 1 '11 at 21:50
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This is because you expanded the DISK but not the partition on the disk. First, take a FULL backup of the VM files, then use a GPartEd bootable ISO and boot the guest off that and expand the partition to fill the rest of the disk. I prefer Acronis Disk Director for such things, but that's not free :)

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oh wow, I just noticed that it actually reports the C volume as 38GB, I'd still boot off the ISO and see what a 3rd party tool sees. – SpacemanSpiff Jun 1 '11 at 20:55
Gparted worked like magic – IT_Fixr Jun 9 '11 at 21:04

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