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

21 Jul 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 
hard disk changed to dynamic type after using disk management

I am facing problem of unable to shrink c drive in my windows 7 home premium.I have read everyone writing in about not to change the hard disk to dynamic type,but after partitioning one time using disk management now all my partitions are dynamic type & I still have 288gb left in c drive.
I need help.

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21 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Read this tutorial on how to covert back from Dynamic. Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
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22 Jul 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

thanks for the reply.will doing what u said above help me to shrink my c drive to about 150gb?
i'm using hp pavilion dv6-7012tx.there are 4 local disks-c,g,h&recovery.
also i have seen in other Windows 7 home premium users that their local disks are either primary or logical type,but all my disks are dynamic.is that a problem?please provide simple solutions as i'm a new user.
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22 Jul 2012   #4
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hi Christin, can you post a screenshot of your disk management window please ?

It will help us to see the situation and provide more help in this issue.

If you havent restarted after that conversion, dont do it; till you get the suggestions what to do there to secure your installation and partitions. You may not be able to boot back after restart.
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22 Jul 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
I am facing problem of unable to shrink c drive in my windows 7 home premium.I have read everyone writing in about not to change the hard disk to dynamic type,but after partitioning one time using disk management now all my partitions are dynamic type & I still have 288gb left in c drive.
I need help.
You have created more then 4 primary partitions! Windows 7 did show you a popup message and asked you to convert it to dynamic disk. You didn't read it?
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22 Jul 2012   #6

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

hey arc thanks fr reading my post.here's the screenshot of my disk management:
hard disk changed to dynamic type after using disk management-untitled.jpg

I don't know whether dynamic type is a problem or not.I just want to shrink the size of c drive & extend size of g...
all the suggestions are welcome.


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22 Jul 2012   #7
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

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.
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22 Jul 2012   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by christin91 View Post
I don't know whether dynamic type is a problem or not.
Dynamic is a problem.

Dynamic is a BIG problem. Avoid dynamic whenever it is offered.

One thing at a time.

First, get rid of dynamic by using Partition Wizard.

Then and only then should you consider shrinking a partition.
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22 Jul 2012   #9

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

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.
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22 Jul 2012   #10

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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.
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