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

22 Jul 2012   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
if i use partition wizard to change my disk from dynamic type,will i lose any data.also to what type will my disk change to.
From dynamic to basic.

You might lose data. It's always a possibility.

So back up your data before you start.
that means after changing my disk to basic type i'll be able to shrink my c drive?

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22 Jul 2012   #12
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You should not lose data using a non-destructive method like PW version 4.2 - the last version it was a free feature in PW. Download and burn the CD using Windows Image Burner from pw422.zip ISO - You need the CD for rescue purposes.

Boot the CD and follow these steps: .How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?

You will need to delete the partitions first which you added that caused it to convert to Dynamic. Why would you allow it to do that if you didn't know what problems it was going to cause? You could have asked here and we would have told you to convert C to Logical, shrink it to add as many Logical partitions as you wish: How to set partition as Primary or Logical.
Partition Wizard Resize Partition Video Help.
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22 Jul 2012   #13

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
that means after changing my disk to basic type i'll be able to shrink my c drive?
Yes---and Partition Wizard is the best tool for that.

Follow Greg's link.
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22 Jul 2012   #14

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
See this video to know how to convert dynamic disk to basic without lossing partitions and data

Video help on how to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard partition magic?

If there are more than four partitions in a disk, it will be converted to dynamic. At first you are to convert your data partitions to extended first, and then you can make more partitions there.
hey arc watched the video,but u may have noticed in that video that eventhough the disk was dynamic type some local disks where primary type & some logical type.i'm talking about that.
also in that video after converting to basic type some local disks changed to FAT32.what do u say about that?
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22 Jul 2012   #15

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
that means after changing my disk to basic type i'll be able to shrink my c drive?
Yes---and Partition Wizard is the best tool for that.

Follow Greg's link.
could u please tell me from where to download this partition wizard app?
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22 Jul 2012   #16

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
that means after changing my disk to basic type i'll be able to shrink my c drive?
Yes---and Partition Wizard is the best tool for that.

Follow Greg's link.
could u please tell me from where to download this partition wizard app?
It's already been posted in this thread.

The first link in post 12.
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22 Jul 2012   #17
Arc

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Christin you just follow this post by Greg hard disk changed to dynamic type after using disk management .

I am sure that you will get the basic disk back without losing any data.
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22 Jul 2012   #18

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You will need to delete the partitions first which you added that caused it to convert to Dynamic. Why would you allow it to do that if you didn't know what problems it was going to cause? You could have asked here and we would have told you to convert C to Logical, shrink it to add as many Logical partitions as you wish
hey greg i'm totally new to this windows 7 family.I just followed a video in youtube.Had no idea what is a dynamic or logical.
thanks to your suggestion.I'm going do it by your way,but I have just one doubt:
you said "delete the partitions first which you added that caused it to convert to Dynamic" that means do I have delete my f & g drives?
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22 Jul 2012   #19
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Are those the ones you added that caused it to convert to Dynamic?

If so then they must be deleted first after backing up your data. You can only have four Primary partitions or three Primary and unlimited Logical on a Basic disk.
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23 Jul 2012   #20

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are those the ones you added that caused it to convert to Dynamic?

If so then they must be deleted first after backing up your data. You can only have four Primary partitions or three Primary and unlimited Logical on a Basic disk.

originally my laptop had c drive & recovery drive.then I used disk management & shrinked c & created f & g.This is the case.So according to you i'll have to delete these 2 local disks?
The f drive contains movies & g drive contains softwares.Can they be backed up?If yes how?
Sorry for these silly questions I have already told that I'm new to windows 7.
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