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


23 Jul 2012   #41
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Christin you atm just follow the instructions given by Greg on the conversion, mixing up your plan to copy the movies in C. If there are any farther problem ( i hope there will not be, you can trust Greg blindfolded) ; we all are here .

Dont worry, ok ? Proceed now.


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23 Jul 2012   #42

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Then delete F and G.

Then convert the remaining partitions to basic with Partition Wizard.

Then remake F and G as 2 logical partitions inside an extended partition. Then move the stuff back from Ftemp and Gtemp.

I'm assuming F and G contain only data and not installed programs of some type.
yes I have almost 233GB left in my C drive.

you said to delete F and G,do I have to do it using disk management or partition wizard?

On clicking "convert dynamic to basic" option will all my local disks change to basic?
Also do I have to create new F & G drives or will they be there automatically?
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23 Jul 2012   #43

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
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Even if you loss, Kaktussoft just one week ago guided one user to recover an entire hdd filled of data
can u please tell me the link where Kaktussoft provided hdd recovery?
Don't understand what you want me do to? Explain how to recover lost partitions?
The guy I helped did a DISKPART CLEAN that wipes first MB of harddrive (he wanted to wipe just 1 partition). In that location are the partition tables (first 512 bytes, sector 0). lucky for him... partitions were aligned and started at 1MB. So data in partitions was still there!

I let him perfom How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.
"full disk", "quick scan"..... after that everything was back and I made his day.

But OP has a totally different problem!
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23 Jul 2012   #44

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Then delete F and G.

Then convert the remaining partitions to basic with Partition Wizard.

Then remake F and G as 2 logical partitions inside an extended partition. Then move the stuff back from Ftemp and Gtemp.

I'm assuming F and G contain only data and not installed programs of some type.
yes I have almost 233GB left in my C drive.

you said to delete F and G,do I have to do it using disk management or partition wizard?

On clicking "convert dynamic to basic" option will all my local disks change to basic?
Also do I have to create new F & G drives or will they be there automatically?
I would use Partition Wizard for ALL operations.

You have to copy the stuff on F and G to somewhere or it will be lost when you delete F and G.

You will have to re-create F and G manually. You will have full control over what size they are.

I think "convert dynamic to basic" will change all local disks.

Worry about getting your data off of F and G first.
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23 Jul 2012   #45
Arc

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After the conversion, when you will be making the partitions again, you must to format those as logical, otherwise the same problem will arise again.
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23 Jul 2012   #46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
After the conversion, when you will be making the partitions again, you must to format those as logical, otherwise the same problem will arise again.

Will I get the option to convert to logical?
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23 Jul 2012   #47

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You would first make an extended partition. Once that is made, you can make as many logicals inside the extended as you want. You would NOT want more "primary" partitions. Just one extended---and then however many logicals you want inside it---presumably 2 (F and G).

What is on G right now?
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23 Jul 2012   #48

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C, "system reserved", RECOVERY, 103MB partition. These remain after deleting F and G. So still 4 partitions!! No more partitions can be created. What's in 103MB partition? Delete that partition as well. So ending up with 3 partitions.

Then convert dynamic disk to basic with PW or EASUS. Try to boot and look if it works. If so.. create 2 extra LOGICAL partitions with same tool. In Windows 7 disk management assign drive letters and call them F and G.
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23 Jul 2012   #49
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
After the conversion, when you will be making the partitions again, you must to format those as logical, otherwise the same problem will arise again.

Will I get the option to convert to logical?
You have got a lot of nice suggestions already.

Have you copied the movies to C ? After that, have you deleted the F and G with PW boot CD ? After doing these two, go for the conversion.

When done try to boot, and if it boots, post another screenshot of the changed disk management, before going for further partitioning, I guess it would be better.
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23 Jul 2012   #50

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
After the conversion, when you will be making the partitions again, you must to format those as logical, otherwise the same problem will arise again.

Will I get the option to convert to logical?
With partition tools you have the option to convert partition form logical to primary and vice versa. But with this restrictions:
  • Physical disk: maximum 4 primary partitions
  • 0 or more logical partions can be placed in a "extended partition". So logical partitions must be next to each other.
  • "extended partition" counts as 1 primary partition
Always set "system reserved" as primary so you can boot from it! Same for Windows 7 partition in case you want to boot directly from it.
Always set "RECOVERY" as primary as most recovery needs that.

So I instruct you to keep those 3 partitions PRIMARY or make them PRIMARY after conversion to basic disk. Make all other (F and G) logical
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