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Windows 7: Dynamic Disk conversion help (HxD hex editer shows 01C2 is a 0??)


11 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64x
 
 
Dynamic Disk conversion help (HxD hex editer shows 01C2 is a 0??)

Hi i have recently accidently converted my disk from basic to dynamic. I realised that doing this is bad because it does not allow me to install other operating systems on other partitions. After browsing google for a couple days i came across that you can change your disk by using a hex editer called HxD. I thought this was great so i downloaded HxD. I continued to the next step "Go to the offset 01C2 and change to a 7" here there should be a 47 (Dynamic disk)...... It was a zero (0).




Yeah i just wanted some help......


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11 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Easus Partiton master home edition. Easier, free, and not as likely to screw everything up. Altering anything with a hex editor can be very bad if you don't know what you're doing.
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11 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64x
 
 

But i have a windows 7 professional will this work??
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11 Jun 2012   #4

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

please post full screen screenshot of "disk management" in Windows 7. With all fields visible
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11 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64x
 
 
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11 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64x
 
 

Sorry thats a little small...... here
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11 Jun 2012   #7

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Because you created 5 partitions on one disk, Windows 7 converted it to dynamic disk. A basic disk can contain only 4 partitions! 4 primary, or in case of an extende partition (which holds a lot of logical partitions) only 3 primary.

Is win8 just a test?? Download Free Download Magic Partition Manager freeware: EaseUS Partition Manager, Disk & Partition Copy and Partition Recovery Software. the free version
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11 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64x
 
 

As you may have seen here
<~~~~~ I have a Windows 7 professional 64 bit

Which some reason there is only a free version for the home edition of easeus partition maneger. And right now i was trying to install windows 8 on the z partition. Which i can only install on basic partitions. That is the whole reason i am trying to use a hex editer to convert it back so i can install windows 8.
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11 Jun 2012   #9

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after installing the software:
Case 1: Convert dynamic disk containing simple volumes to a basic disk.

EaseUS Partition Master can change dynamic disk containing simple volumes into a basic disk directly.
1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition, and go to main screen.
2. Select dynamic disk which you want to Convert to basic disk on the disk map, Disk becomes available on the toolbar. Click "Disk" and choose "Convert to basic disk" or right click the dynamic disk and choose "Convert to basic disk".

3. After you choose "Convert to basic disk", you will see the dynamic disk has become basic disk on the disk map.


Now set DATA and win8 as logical http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/convert-primary-to-logical.htm

Now set "system reserved" and Windows 7 as primary http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/convert-logical-to-primary.htm

Now flag "system reserved" as active http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/help/setting-active.htm

Apply all changes. Post "disk management" again
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11 Jun 2012   #10

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

use the free version
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