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

26 Jul 2012   #141
christin91

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

hai friends,here's the screenshot of my disk management after reinstalling windows:

hard disk changed to dynamic type after using disk management-untitled_2.jpg

Please tell me
1.which one should I change to logical?
2.how to shrink C drive to my desired size?
3.should the newly created partitions be logical or primary?
I'd be using PW boot cd.

Please provide steps in detail.




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26 Jul 2012   #142
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi! I'm new to this thread and I realize you already have a bunch of helpers here, so I'll not add any advice that differs from what you've already gotten.

I read through the thread a couple of hours ago and saw where Gregrocker had outlined steps you can take to complete what you're looking for, so until one of the helpers responds I'd just recommend reviewing that post to determine your next move.
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26 Jul 2012   #143
knowman66

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

just as Arc said, google it and i found a Video help on how to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard partition magic?
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26 Jul 2012   #144
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
hai friends,here's the screenshot of my disk management after reinstalling windows:

Attachment 223330

Please tell me
1.which one should I change to logical?
2.how to shrink C drive to my desired size?
3.should the newly created partitions be logical or primary?
I'd be using PW boot cd.

Please provide steps in detail.
In PW select the 574GB partition and resize it. Then create the logical partitions in the unallocated space. Of course apply the changes. Post screenshot afterwards.

How to Create Partition with partition manager? Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help

Resize partition with Partition Wizard
How to Move/Resize Partition with partition manager? Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.

Create the unallocated space AFTER (not before) your 574GB partition!
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26 Jul 2012   #145
Kaktussoft

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Converting the HP_TOOLS to logical is not the way to go. Logical partitions should be adjacent to each other. Don't touch the HP_TOOLS and RECOVERY tools partition anyway.... because they are used for recovery. "system reserved" must be primary as well, because system boots from ACTIVE partition from disk. And only primary partitions can be active. So keep those 3 partitions as they are now!!

Convert 574GB partition to type logical! Video help on how to set partition as Primary or Logical.

Then do what I told you a few minutes ago
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26 Jul 2012   #146
christin91

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post

Create the unallocated space AFTER (not before) your 574GB partition!
didn't understand AFTER(not before).
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26 Jul 2012   #147
Kaktussoft

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create the unallocated space on the right side (not left side) of 574GB partirion
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26 Jul 2012   #148
christin91

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
create the unallocated space on the right side (not left side) of 574GB partirion
Do u have any screenshot of unallocated space created on right side?Because I didn't understand the above reply either.

Will I get any option to create new partitions on right side?
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26 Jul 2012   #149
Kaktussoft

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First convert 574GB to type logical

Then do exactly what's explained here How to Create Partition with partition manager? Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help
It resizes the C and adds 3 logical partitions. You want only 2 then create 2 of course
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26 Jul 2012   #150
Kaktussoft

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

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