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Windows 7: hard disk changed to dynamic type after using disk management

25 Jul 2012   #121

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Almost. Go for it.

Even it also not work, there are still ways to boot the computer up. Dont Worry.
"ALMOST"!!!
Will I ever be able to boot my laptop with basic type hard disk?
I followed the steps you guys provided & still failure?

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25 Jul 2012   #122
Arc

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Dont worry mate. As Greg told you earlier, Conversion from dynamics to basic is done many a times, and all those worked.

In most of the cases, it erases all the data off the hdd, but in your case, it just caused a MBR corruption, nothing more. You are lucky from that point of view

Now let me clarify. If after running startup repair 3 separate times using that repair disk, if windows still fail to boot, We will go for another one step. But not rightly now. At first it is run with the system reserved partition active. My best wishes for you, there must be a success .

Edit : Adding .. the most popular way to get rid of the dynamic disk is diskpart clean command. That erases not only the data but also the partitions. Here our experts saved all your partitions and data , just a little thing, which needs a time to be solved, but it must be solved.
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25 Jul 2012   #123

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Dont worry mate. As Greg told you earlier, Conversion from dynamics to basic is done many a times, and all those worked.

In most of the cases, it erases all the data off the hdd, but in your case, it just caused a MBR corruption, nothing more. You are lucky from that point of view

Now let me clarify. If after running startup repair 3 separate times using that repair disk, if windows still fail to boot, We will go for another one step. But not rightly now. At first it is run with the system reserved partition active. My best wishes for you, there must be a success .
So right now I have to create the ISO dvd & boot my lap using that dvd?
Could u please provide me steps to follow while booting from dvd?
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25 Jul 2012   #124
Arc

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OK ... burn the iso, as you did for PW . Then put the disk into the laptops dvd drive and restart it. Now, when power on, press and hold F9 (you know it now ) to get into boot menu, and then choose the dvd drive using the scroll arrow keys, and hit enter.

Just as you did for PW, the same.
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25 Jul 2012   #125

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
OK ... burn the iso, as you did for PW . Then put the disk into the laptops dvd drive and restart it. Now, when power on, press and hold F9 (you know it now ) to get into boot menu, and then choose the dvd drive using the scroll arrow keys, and hit enter.

Just as you did for PW, the same.
After that will dvd automatically repair my lap or i'll to chose any options?
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25 Jul 2012   #126
Arc

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Boot into it, and follow the steps provided in Startup Repair .

Whatever the result it, you restart the laptop. Boot into that disk again, and run startup repair again. Do it for three consecutive times, with restarts in between every single run.

Then restart the laptop, and let it boot from the HDD. Does it boot now ?

We need that very information.
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25 Jul 2012   #127
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Did you complete the steps I gave you?

Look at the last steps I gave you below? Did you Rebuild the MBR and then run Startup Repair 3 separate times?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

After you post the screenshot and are waiting for us to read it, confirm that the first partition is still marked System Active. If it's isn't, mark it Active by rightclicking to Modify>Set to Active, OK. Then click on the DIsk # to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, OK, Apply steps. Reboot.

If Windows 7 won't start then boot into Windows 7 DVD System Recovery Options or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Windows 7 starts.
If you need a Windows 7 DVD to do the repairs use Steps 1 and 2 here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

But what about using PW CD to Rebuild MBR? I gave you that step first, Arc repeated it, and we have heard nothing back.

You take the prize.
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25 Jul 2012   #128

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hello guys,thank you all for the suggestions.But the autocheck problem was not solved.
So going to factory reset my laptop.

Now will my C drive be basic type or dynamic type?
Now while creating new partitions should I choose them as Logical or Primary or Dynamic type?
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25 Jul 2012   #129
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You deleted your REcovery partition without asking us first which leaves only the less-reliable Recovery disks to run. You may need to wipe the HD first with Diskpart Clean COmmand before they will even run. This must be done with the Windows 7 DVD or Repair CD which we have linked repeatedly but I seriously doubt you've even tried for repairs.

How about first booting the Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD Repair console to run the three Startup Repairs as advised (and ignored) and then report back exactly what happens like everyone else does who wants our help? Do it now.

May I also ask your age, as we are not allowed to help those younger than 13 because they also have no attention span?
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25 Jul 2012   #130

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
So going to factory reset my laptop.

Now will my C drive be basic type or dynamic type?
Now while creating new partitions should I choose them as Logical or Primary or Dynamic type?
A reset would take you back to basic disks and however many primary partitions HP now includes---4 I guess.

Do NOT do NOT, DO NOT make new partitions dynamic.

If your reset results in 4 primary partitions, your best choice would probably be to convert C to logical and then shrink it, using PW.

Another choice would be to delete one of the 4 primary and then create a new logical from the saved space, using PW.

Or you could move what is on System Reserved to C and then delete System Reserved. There are tutorials on how to do that.

I don't know how necessary the HP tools partition is. Maybe it is a candidate for deletion?

HP using the 4 primaries makes it tough because that is the maximum primaries a system can have.

But converting C to logical is probably the simplest thing for you in your situation.
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