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

23 Jul 2012   #51
Kaktussoft

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It's quite safe!! It only replaces 42 to 07 on some places. Takes 3 seconds to complete

open the dynamic disk which you want to convert, and jump to 0th sector as shown:




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23 Jul 2012   #52
gregrocker

 

I posted video tutorials which could not be more clear how to choose the disk to convert to Basic, then convert C to Logical to add adjacent Logical partitions as needed. Since you can't seem to follow any steps even when shown a movie how to do them, I will go over them one more time:

1. Download pw422.zip ISO rightclick the download to Extract files.

2. Rightclick the .iso file in folder to burn to CD using Windows Image burner.

3. Move the data off of F and G. Back up all of your data externally.

4. Boot the PW CD, rightclick F and G to Delete each, clicking OK after each, then Apply.

5. Then click on the Dynamic HD to highlight it, choose from Disk tab to "Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic." Apply step.

6. Once disk is converted, rightclick C to Modify>Set to Logical, OK. Apply step.

7. If you need to shrink C further to make your new Logical partition, rightclick it to Resize as desired, OK, Apply.

8. Create New Logical NTFS partition adjacent to C, label and letter it.
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24 Jul 2012   #53
christin91

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
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.
I don't what's in the 103MB partition,but when I tried to delete it through disk management a message pops-up saying operation cannot be done.
Here's the screenshot :
hard disk changed to dynamic type after using disk management-untitled1.jpg

What to do now?Won't I be able to create new partitions?
Please help.


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24 Jul 2012   #54
ignatzatsonic

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Try to delete it with Partition Wizard.

Disk Management is a limited tool.

If PW won't do it, you may have to put that partition "on line". That can be done with diskpart.
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24 Jul 2012   #55
christin91

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Try to delete it with Partition Wizard.

Disk Management is a limited tool.

If PW won't do it, you may have to put that partition "on line". That can be done with diskpart.

Is diskpart another software?If so that means doing booting using PW would useless?
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24 Jul 2012   #56
Kaktussoft

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What is on 103MB partition?
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24 Jul 2012   #57
ignatzatsonic

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Diskpart is a program built into Windows.

If you need to use it, it is available to you.

Do you now have access to a Partition Wizard boot disk? If so, try using it to delete that 103 MB partition.

If PW cannot delete it, then you will probably have to use diskpart to make that partition "online" and then try again to delete it.
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24 Jul 2012   #58
Kaktussoft

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Did you move files from F and G to C already? if so F and G can be deleted now. Do it in disk management
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24 Jul 2012   #59
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
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.
I don't what's in the 103MB partition,but when I tried to delete it through disk management a message pops-up saying operation cannot be done.
Here's the screenshot :
Attachment 223080

What to do now?Won't I be able to create new partitions?
Please help.
rightclick on 103MB partition and "assign drive letter" to it. Now it puts it online most of the time.
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24 Jul 2012   #60
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post

What to do now?Won't I be able to create new partitions?
Please help.
Christin forget the 103 MB partition ... most probably (I am guessing) that is some unallocated space, and so you cannot delete it.

Move your movies (as those are important to you) to C and then delete the F and G using Partition Wizard bootable CD . Then your Disk will be ready to be converted to a basic one again.

Do the conversion, and post teh changed the disk management screenshot for us.

Edit : If after deleting F and G , still it is not converted to basic, then we may be sure that the 103 mb partition is a real partition, otherwise it will be added to the unallocated space generated by deleting the other two partitions.
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