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Windows 7: Windows 7 not booting after conversion of dynamic disk to basic

11 Apr 2012   #11
declanwoodham

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

the computer was runnig on a duel boot before and i clicked the second operating system and its working fine so im guessing its my windows is currupt so im just goinng to use the other os and stick with it shame thou but nm


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11 Apr 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk management drive map with listings so we can see if your configuration will continue working or is still Dynamic. Screen Shots

What other OS are you running? Where did you get it?
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11 Apr 2012   #13
declanwoodham

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

right i have been looking in the files in the other os and it seems the c: drive is no longer there i dont know what this means but i still have all of my files intact

i am running joli os

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk management drive map with listings so we can see if your configuration will continue working or is still Dynamic. Screen Shots

What other OS are you running? Where did you get it?
i am runnning joli os and it has a partition menu on there will it help


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11 Apr 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

The legend isn't showing so we can see what type of Disk it is (Dynamic or Basic) for the color border shown. So this doesn't really help.

Can you install PW Home version to that OS to post back a screenshot or try conversion to basic? Here is the download of version 4.2 installed Home version: partition wizard 4.2 free.zip - Windows Live
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11 Apr 2012   #15
declanwoodham

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

oh no thats just a partition i called hard disk 2 ages ago there all partions that are oon one disk

ok im now downloading its compatible and it says bad disk


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11 Apr 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

Is there anything in PW Home that will run from the Disk tab when you highlight the disk?

I would wipe the HD from PW CD Disk Tab or using the link I gave you earlier from booted Win7 flashstick, clean reinstall your licensed version of Win7.

Is this preinstalled Win7 or a retail copy you bought?
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11 Apr 2012   #17
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Is Jolicloud on a different disk?
if so, then here's what you can do:

1. make sure you have a Key for windows 7
2. Download Windows 7 from Digital river, make sure you get the same version as you key, which you said to be Ultimate 32-bit
3. reformat the Windows drive, make sure it's not formatted as a dynamic disk.
4. create a 4gb partition at the end of the disk, make it fat32 and bootable (NTFS may work fine IDK)
5. mount the Windows installer iso in Jolicloud, and copy it's contents to the new partition. A little extra juju may be needed to make it bootable, but I don't know
6. in theory, you should be able to boot from the installer partition.
7. install as normal, selecting the large unallocated space. do NOT delete any partitions yet.
8. once you are in Windows, you should be able to use Disk Management to delete the installer partition and extend the boot partition. Or if you want you can remove the drive letter to hide it, and use a BCD editor to configure it into a permanent recovery partition.

When I did this I was using EFI and could boot the recovery partition directly from the UEFI shell. On older MBR disks the steps are a little more tricky.
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12 Apr 2012   #18
declanwoodham

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

it wasnt on another disk but if i get a other hardrive install joli os on that and plug it into this an do what you said
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