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

26 Jul 2012   #151
christin91

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
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
But Arc earlier said that primary partitions should not exceed four.
So is it necessary to convert C drive to logical?


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26 Jul 2012   #152
gregrocker

 

For the fifth time now, convert C to Logical using PW CD, then resize it as needed to add other logical partition(s):
How to set partition as Primary or Logical.
Partition Wizard Resize Partition Video Help.
Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help
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26 Jul 2012   #153
Arc

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Christin, follow what Greg is saying.

As and when you will try to partition the C drive, it will initially find 5 partitions there, and will be converted to dynamic again, coz a logical extended, including the volumes within it will be treated as another primary partition by the disk management.

If the number of primary partitions are less than four at the starting point, this problem will not occur.

System, recovery and HP tools must be primary for the proper running and maintenance of the system.

If you are afraid that after making C logical your system may not boot, it is not correct. The system boots from the system partition, where the MBR is stored.

So go for it, convert C to logical. Dont worry at all.
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26 Jul 2012   #154
christin91

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thank u friends for assisting me.
I have successfully done the partition
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26 Jul 2012   #155
christin91

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thank u friends for assisting me.
I have successfully done the partition
hard disk changed to dynamic type after using disk management-untitled_3.jpg


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27 Jul 2012   #156
Arc

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well done mate. bettet late than never.
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27 Jul 2012   #157
derekimo

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Nice work everyone...failure is not an option here.
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27 Jul 2012   #158
christin91

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Nice work everyone...failure is not an option here.
100% true.
Just my carelessness.

You guys are amazing.
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27 Jul 2012   #159
knowman66

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haven't you dealt with it?
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27 Jul 2012   #160
christin91

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
well done mate. bettet late than never.
dude just one more doubt:
how much percentage of C drive should be always free for smooth functioning of laptop?(I've heard that minimum 40% should be free)

In future can I extend the size of C drive by shrinking any other drive if need arises?
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