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Windows 7: Windows 7 ultimate not booting after conversion to dynamic disk

02 Apr 2012   #1
shreeram0901

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 ultimate not booting after conversion to dynamic disk

hello all,

somehow my hard disk partition became dynamic. i formatted system and insttaled windows 7 ultimate in the dynamic disk partition.

from then onwards system is not booting. only black screen with cursor on the upper left corner of the black screen.

if i am not wrong windows 7 cannot boot with dynamic disk. i will have to go to the disk management and after conversion of dynamic disk to basic disk with deleting all the volumes (data). it is possible to boot with windows 7.

but system is not booting...not opening..so i cannot go to disk management.

hrad disk is showing some partitions with system reserved.

except system reserved all the partitions are shwoing dynamic.

and in only one partition formatting option and installing OS option is coming while i booting system with OS DVD.

reinstalltion through OS DVD is possble by booting through OS DVD. but in advanced option repartition option is not coming.

the one partition in which i installed OS previously, only in that formatting option is coming.
in other partition neither formating option is coming nor extend.

please help


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02 Apr 2012   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Use Partition Wizard Bootable CD to delete and create your partition, choose primary partition during setup. Also set partition active using the modify option in Partiton Wizard. Take out the PW cd, drop in your Windows 7 dvd and reinstall.

How to create PW Bootable cd. Download the iso and burn to cd using ImgBurn the 2 links are here.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

The Official ImgBurn Website

Only delete the partition you want to install windows on.
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02 Apr 2012   #3
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shreeram0901 View Post
hello all,

somehow my hard disk partition became dynamic. i formatted system and insttaled windows 7 ultimate in the dynamic disk partition.

from then onwards system is not booting. only black screen with cursor on the upper left corner of the black screen.

if i am not wrong windows 7 cannot boot with dynamic disk. i will have to go to the disk management and after conversion of dynamic disk to basic disk with deleting all the volumes (data). it is possible to boot with windows 7.

but system is not booting...not opening..so i cannot go to disk management.

hrad disk is showing some partitions with system reserved.

except system reserved all the partitions are shwoing dynamic.

and in only one partition formatting option and installing OS option is coming while i booting system with OS DVD.

reinstalltion through OS DVD is possble by booting through OS DVD. but in advanced option repartition option is not coming.

the one partition in which i installed OS previously, only in that formatting option is coming.
in other partition neither formating option is coming nor extend.

please help
Use your install cd to run startup repair. It should fix the mbr and the partition issues. To run it, boot off of your installation cd then click next at the first screen. Next, click repair your computer. Select the operating system you are trying to repair and click next.After that, click on startup repair.
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02 Apr 2012   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The only non-destructive way to Convert Dynamic back to Basic is to use free Partition Wizard bootable CD version 4.2 which is the last version this was a free feature. Download it from here: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live

Burn to CD using Windows Image Burner or ImgBurn, boot and follow the steps in this video: How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?
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