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Windows 7: Disk converted to dynamic?

13 Sep 2010   #1
Riloux

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Disk converted to dynamic?

So I realized my system reserved partition had ended up on the wrong drive. I deleted the volume with the partition and tried to combine it with the rest of the disk by extending but it turned into a dynamic volume.



Is this going to affect me at all? The drive is only used for storage.


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13 Sep 2010   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm not sure how you could try for extending it, and end up converting it instead, but the screenshot doesn't lie. You should be okay, but if it is just a storage drive (and you had your data backed up before the conversion anyway), I'd just delete the partitions and create one single basic partition for the entire drive.
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13 Sep 2010   #3
gregrocker

 

Move the files off of DISK1 and convert it back to Basic Disk: Change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk: Storage Services; Local File Systems

It looks like you've already recover the System MBR into Win7 partition but it should be marked Active anyway. Normally you would do that first then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to write the MBR over from 100mb SysReserved to Win partition. You may still need to do so once you convert DISK1.

Partition - Mark as Active
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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