About altering hard drive partition sizes

When you recover a Windows 2000 computer, IDR restores the hard drive partitions to the same sizes they were before the disaster. There may be unused and unallocated space. If the hard drive in the target computer is larger than the hard drive that was in place before the disaster occurred, run the Windows Disk Management program (within the Intelligent Disaster Recovery Wizard) to alter the partition sizes to reflect the larger hard drive size.

If you did not select the option Let IDR automatically partition the boot and system drive during restore when you recover a Windows 2000 computer, you must specify hard drive partitioning information during setup.

Following is an example of why the hard drive partitions should be resized:

If the pre-disaster computer hardware contained a 4 GB hard drive with two 2 GB partitions, and you replaced it with a 9 GB model, IDR (using the *.dr file) rebuilds the hard disk partition table by using the partition information that is found on the original 4 GB hard drive. As a result, only 4 GB of space is allocated on the new 9 GB hard drive, with a partition map that consists of two 2 GB partitions.

Use the Disk Management program to repartition the hard drive to include the additional space.

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