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Windows 7: how to change from dynamic to basic disc

12 Jun 2011   #1
alikhan1991

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
how to change from dynamic to basic disc

hi
i have a acer laptop having 500 gb hd.
It was having
100MB unallocated reserved for windows
Local Disk C -118GB OS installed (primary partition)
Local Disk D -118GB (primary partition)
Local disk E - 118GB(Primary partition)
Local disk F -118GB(primary partition)

since i want to dual boot ubuntu with windows 7 i was planning to install it on Local Disk F so i shrink the Drive F for swap area required for ubuntu.
I shrink it to 4500MB and new partition was created showing 4.5GB of space.
Then i right click on it to create new volume.
I keep on clicking next till a warning came.
I click ok to that and my whole disk got converted to Dynamic disk.

Now my problem is that my os is still booting even after converting to dynamic .
I dont know how.
Since i have only one hd how can i use Partion wizard since i can't unallocate the whole HD.
I have tried using partition wizard 4.2.2. and professional 5.0.
I click on Partition recovery wizard then press next and when next "next" cames it is greyed because i think my whole HD is not deleted or unallocated.
Deleting the whole disk is not possible since i have only one disk in my laptop obviously so is there any other way i can convert back to basic.
I don't have the backup image.
PLS hellllllllllp


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12 Jun 2011   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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12 Jun 2011   #3
alikhan1991

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I already told that i cant use those options since they are telling to delete the entire disk which is not possible in my case since i am using laptop.
Is there any other way in this world to change to basic disk because i am running out of options.
If i format the hard disk then the new installation of windows will again be installed on dynamic disk only.
SO pls is there any way to get rid of this problem.
Common sevenforums geeks answer.
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12 Jun 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Backup all your Data first.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Than use your Acer Recovery Disks to reinstall Windows.

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/empowering_technology/NB%20ET2%20user's%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf


You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
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12 Jun 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello alikhan1991, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look at this.


Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk
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12 Jun 2011   #6
alikhan1991

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Backup all your Data first.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Than use your Acer Recovery Disks to reinstall Windows.

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/empowering_technology/NB%20ET2%20user's%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf


You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
I don't have acer recovery disk since my laptop came with linux OS.
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12 Jun 2011   #7
alikhan1991

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello alikhan1991, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look at this.


Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk
I have already tried that option using partition wizard 4.2.2 and professional 5.0
I can't use that option since to use that one should have atleast two hard disk.
So the one containing the dynamic disk can be deleted.
Any other trick.
waiting
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12 Jun 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alikhan1991 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello alikhan1991, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look at this.


Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk
I have already tried that option using partition wizard 4.2.2 and professional 5.0
I can't use that option since to use that one should have atleast two hard disk.
So the one containing the dynamic disk can be deleted.
Any other trick.
waiting
Did you even bother to look at the link?
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12 Jun 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

You need to click to highlight the Win7 HD in Partition Wizard version 4.2 only, then from Disk tab Convert to Basic.

You do not need two HD's to do this.

We have a report today that MiniTool has somehow blocked use of free conversion on 4.2 home edition. If so then download and burn the CD which is valuable to have anyway: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live
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12 Jun 2011   #10
alikhan1991

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alikhan1991 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello alikhan1991, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look at this.


Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk
I have already tried that option using partition wizard 4.2.2 and professional 5.0
I can't use that option since to use that one should have atleast two hard disk.
So the one containing the dynamic disk can be deleted.
Any other trick.
waiting
Did you even bother to look at the link?
what do you mean.
I checked the link and in the image it is clearly showing two hard disk 1TB and 300 Gb.I am not able to perform those steps mentioned in the tutorials.
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