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Windows 7: dynamic disc to basic disk problem


16 Aug 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
dynamic disc to basic disk problem

i am using windows 7 some how i changed the hard disk to dynamic now i want it to basic
can any one help me with it

this is how my partions look like



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16 Aug 2012   #2

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Not likely it was "some how".

More than likely, you said OK when a warning message came up asking you if you want to convert to dynamic when making new partitions.

That's almost always a bad decision.

Go here:

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

I'd back up my data before converting back to basic.
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16 Aug 2012   #3
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The problem is that you converted your HD to Dynamic which is only meant to be used to span a partition across multiple HD's. Apparently you didn't see the warning message.

The solution to solve this non-destructively is to boot free Partition Wizard CD version 4.2 which is the last one which offers this as a free feature: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live.

Download the ISO, rightclick to burn it to CD using Windows Image Burner, or use ImgBurn.

Boot CD. You will need to delete the extra partition(s) you created which tipped it to convert to Dynamic before it will convert back to Basic.

Then follow these steps: How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?
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17 Aug 2012   #4

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

thank u gregrocker problem solved
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17 Aug 2012   #5

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

now its like this


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17 Aug 2012   #6
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Try generating your Recovery Disks to see if the Recovery partition can be accessed now, or see if it will still trigger Recovery from Windows 7 but Cancel before it runs. The 40mgb tools partition has been deleted somehow.
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