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

11 Apr 2012   #1
declanwoodham

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 not booting after conversion of dynamic disk to basic

I wanted to change my dynamic disk to a basic disk i read on a site to do it with HXD (Convert Dynamic Disk back to Basic Disk without data loss - Wilders Security Forums).. i did it restarted as it said and when i turned it on it loaded the bootlogo but then a blue screen flased for about half a second then it rebooted again. then it says repair but this is on a netbook and it has no DVD/CD drive my error code is 0xc0000225 HELP! i dont mind if i lose all of my data unless i still get windows 7. as i said i have no dvd/cd drive or a windows disk


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11 Apr 2012   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The only safe method to do this conversion non-destructively is to use free Partition Wizard bootable CD, in which it is still a free feature only as late as version 4.2 which can be downloaded here: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live

Burn to CD using ImgBurn or Windows Image Burner, boot and post back a camera snap of the Drive map and listings shown clearly, or type them out: Screen Shots

It's possible the conversion didn't complete, or if it did you can repair or Recovery the installation.

How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?
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11 Apr 2012   #3
declanwoodham

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

i cant because when it says repair i press it and it says place in windows setup disk but i dont have a disk and i dont have a cd/dvd drive

i converteed it in a weird way i used a hex editer because a website said to change one value and it sholud work but it didnt and this happend
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11 Apr 2012   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You can write the Win7 installer for your version to flash stick to boot to try to Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times making sure Win7 partition or it's 100mb Boot partiton (preferred) are still marked Active: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two) . The latest Win7 installer ISO file is provided in this link which you might also later need to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You'll have to buy Partition Wizard Pro verison to write to flash stick unless you can get a free program like Win2Flash to write the free version 4.2 to stick: Boot partition manager from USB Flash disk directly to manage disk partition - Partition Wizard Bootable Flash Drive.
Win2Flash USB video

Or perhaps you can borrow a USB disk drive.
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11 Apr 2012   #5
declanwoodham

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

would this work by any chance. i get a iso file of windows 7 burn it to a usb boot off that and do a clean install
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11 Apr 2012   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I gave you that option in my post just above.

First I would try booting it to Repair as given.

Then you can either buy PW Pro version to write to flash stick to see if it can complete conversion (questionable) or try writing it's free ISO provided earlier to stick using Win2Flash.

Or you can clean reinstall following the steps in the tutorial to get a perfect clean reinstall.
If your data is still intact it can be copied out using Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console . If it is still intact it also might mean Win7 is still reparable and/or convertible.
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11 Apr 2012   #7
declanwoodham

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

what is the windows 7 installer?
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11 Apr 2012   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The image file used to burn the Win7 DVD or write it to flash stick. When you boot this stick it offers to Install Now or Repair My Computer. I would try repair options first as shown in my last post. Click to blue links to read and understand tutorials which explain this - asking back any questions you have.
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11 Apr 2012   #9
declanwoodham

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

i just put my windows 8 usb in and try to do a cleen instal rhen it says some error in express but when i go into custom it says there is no driver so is it my harddrive that is dammaged

oh i get you the windows 7 disk ok then i will try that i will have to download first thou
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11 Apr 2012   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You likely still have a Dynamic disk which needs to be wiped with Diskpart Clean Command first. SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Why are you trying to install Win8?

Do you have a Win7 license for that computer? Did it come preinstalled with Win7 or do you have a retail install? The steps for reinstalling Win7 which came preinstalled are here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Are you able to calmly work out a plan with out help and then follow steps given without flipping to randomly install another OS?
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