The Selected Volume Cannot Be Extended

Nowadays, Disk Management has become an indispensible part of this modern life to manage hard drives. With Disk Management, users can do some basic operations on optimize the usage of each hard drives and partitions. However, sometimes users get confused by receiving various error messages. What we are talking about today is about Disk Management can’t extend boot volume. Get the perfect solution mentioned in this article.

The Selected Volume Cannot Be Extended in Disk Management

If you are a Window XP/Windows Server 2003 user, you should know that you cannot extend volume on basic disk, because there is no such feature offered in Disk Management. However, by converting the hard drive to dynamic disk, you see there is a feature called “Extend Volume” by right-clicking on a dynamic volume. Then, you get into the extend volume wizard, but fortunately, you are likely to receive the following error message:
“The selected volume is a system or a boot disk or was created on basic disk in an earlier version of windows and cannot be extended.”
By reading the message carefully, we know that Disk Management won’t help to extend dynamic volume that is a system partition or boot partition created on basic disk originally. Thus, we need to seek help from other solutions. In today’s post, we recommend using MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional (works on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 both 32 bits and 64 bits) to solve this issue easily. This software can be used to extend both basic disks and dynamic disks. You can have a try on the two methods respectively.

Can’t Extend Partition C? Try MiniTool Partition Wizard!

Detailed steps of how to extend system or boot disk volume by using this software:
Step 1: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard to get its main interface.
Step 2: Right click the volume you want to extend and select “Move/Resize Volume” feature from the Operations menu.
Step 3: In the pop-up window, drag the triangle rightwards to occupy some unallocated space. Then, click “OK” to go back to the main interface.
Step 4: Now you need to click “Apply” to take this change into effect.
You can also convert dynamic disk back to basic disk, and then use MiniTool Partition Wizard to avoid “the selected volume cannot be extended” prompt.

Here comes to the end of this article. Now, if you want to overcome this can’t extend boot volume issue, try this professional partition magic, everything on disk management becomes easier.


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