Would really appreciate some help.
I have a 500GB dynamic hard drive which had a Windows 7 install on it. I wanted to reinstall Windows, so from within Windows setup I formatted the system and Windows partition, leaving a partition containing documents and pictures (i was unable to delete them). From then, Windows seemed unable to recognise the disk so i searched in DISKPART and found that the disk was labelled as INVALID.
After Googling around it looks as though i can simply change the 1C02 in the hex from 42 to 07 - however, my only concern was that the documents i have on this drive are spanned across three adjacent (dynamic?) partitions - so i am concerned that by focing the disk to be basic i will lose the connection between these partitions, if that makes sense?
Sorry if that doesnt make any sense, hopefully these will help explain what i mean (the direct link to the gallery is here: http://imgur.com/a/4nXWT
Acronis Disk Director (see documents spanned)
Active unDelete (again, three partitions)
HxD (showing 42)
So, basically im asking if i am safe to convert 42 to 07 WITHOUT losing any data?
Thank you for any help - i would really appreciate it