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Windows 7: basic disk to dynamic disk

04 Mar 2012   #1
prateek133

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 
basic disk to dynamic disk

i have made a partition in windows 7 using disk management.. after finishing a message displayed that this will convert all ur disk basic to dynamic disk and u will not able to load ur windows os from other disk except where it is installed,, !!!!!!!!
Is there any problem in this.. i m having 5 partitions namely.. C,D,system partition G of 199mb, E,, and now new volume H..
also what is this system partition G contains that does not show the files which it contains..
Please tell me if i have risked my laptop by creating partition and converting basic disk to dynamic disk???????


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04 Mar 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello prateek,

You do not want to convert the disk to dynamic.

Instead, you can create logical partitions using the tutorial below for this.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Mar 2012   #3
prateek133

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello prateek,

You do not want to convert the disk to dynamic.

Instead, you can create logical partitions using the tutorial below for this.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Hope this helps,
Shawn
thanks.. but the problem is that i have converted all the disks to dynamic!!!! what are the disadvantages of this and how i will come out of this????? Is there any need to convert again dynamic to basic disk????


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04 Mar 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If the disk you converted to dynamic has a operating system installed on it, then you will no longer be able to boot to or start that OS anymore from boot.

You can use OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to convert the disk back to basic without losing anything. To bbe extra safe, I would strongly recommend to backup anything that you do not want to lose first though.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
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04 Mar 2012   #5
prateek133

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If the disk you converted to dynamic has a operating system installed on it, then you will no longer be able to boot to or start that OS anymore from boot.

You can use OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to convert the disk back to basic without losing anything. To bbe extra safe, I would strongly recommend to backup anything that you do not want to lose first though.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
i cant delete the dynamic disk as it contains the windows operating system..,, also i m not able to select that disk in partition recovery wizard...


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04 Mar 2012   #6
prateek133

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

please help me urgent,, i m also not having genuine installation disc ,, but having a system repair disc.. please tell me what should i do.. thats why i cant turn off my laptop,, also i m running out of power!!!!!
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04 Mar 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

If you lose bootability you can burn a free Partition Wizard bootable CD on another computer and boot it to do these operations.

Download version 4.2 from here to burn to CD like since that is the last version of PW in which this is a free feature. pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live . Use an image burner like ImgBurn.

Click on the HD # to highlight it, then from the Disk tab select Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic, OK, Apply step at left. Video here: http://www.partitionwizard.com/video...rtdynamic.html

If Win7 will not boot after conversion, boot back into PW CD to make sure the WIn7 partition is marked Active, then from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply, reboot.
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04 Mar 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Greg,

Did they add that feature back to the free version?

UPDATE:
Nope, it's not available to be used in the free MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition.
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04 Mar 2012   #9
gregrocker

 

Thanks, Shawn.

Corrected link to last known free version which Converts, courtesy of Si.
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05 Mar 2012   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No problem, but OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below will still convert a Dynamic disk to Basic without losing anything on it using the latest version. It's just a workaround method of doing it.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Unfortunately, this will not work for the OP since it's for his OS disk unless he placed the HDD into another computer and did this on it instead.
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