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.
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 :)