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Remove BDEDrive (Bitlocker) Partition

When trying to extend a partition on a server you may come in to a problem when trying to expand the drive. If the BDEDrive exists, it can obstruct the ability to be able to use the extend option on the primary disk. This may have been created if Bitlocker Encryption was enabled or you have a template virtual machine that has this configured.

BDEDrive - Remove BDEDrive (Bitlocker) Partition

You can resolve this issue by completing these steps as follows –

  1. Open Command Line as Administrator.
  2. Type in bcdboot c:\windows /s c:
  3. In Disk Management, right-click the c: partition and mark as active.
  4. Reboot the server and you’ll be able to delete the BDEDrive Partition by right-clicking on it.

You can now right click the C: drive and extend it.

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