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Windows 7: Will windows7 start on "Simple" type partition?

04 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Will windows7 start on "Simple" type partition?

I have an HP probook 4530s.

It has 500gb hard disk, and it had only one partition, so I used Easeus Partition manager to create multiple partitions, I shrink-ed the C partition to 100gb, and then I couldn't create partitions in Easeus, so I tried the built in Disk management utility, and created the partitions and I agreed upon converting all volumes to simple.

so long story short.

My laptop is turned on, the C partition is simple, now if I restart my pc, will the computer load into windows 7, or there will be problems?

Edit: If not, how do I convert the simple partition back to System?

MY WINDOWS HAS SENSITIVE DATA, CAN'T RISK IT.
Please help T_T


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04 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Post a screen capture image of your Disk Management screen please.

Regards,
Golden
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04 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

there you go.


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04 Oct 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Yikes! Hold on, I've asked Greg to have a look for you. Please wait for him before you do anything else.
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04 Oct 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

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 heed the warning message.

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

Back up your files now while it can still boot.

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

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

Then follow these video steps: How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?

After conversion if you want to add another partition while keeping the HP Recovery and Diagnostics Tools partitions bootable, the best method is to use PW to rightclick C to Modify>Set to Logical, OK, Apply. Then you can install as many adjacent Logical partitions as you need.
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04 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Yikes! Hold on, I've asked Greg to have a look for you. Please wait for him before you do anything else.

k, I am waiting.
On a side note, do you think this would would.
Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online
This free ware parition wizard from mintool can convert a dynamic partition to primary partition.
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04 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
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 heed the warning message.

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

Back up your files now while it can still boot.

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

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

Then follow these video steps: How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?

After conversion if you want to add another partition while keeping the HP Recovery and Diagnostics Tools partitions bootable, the best method is to use PW to rightclick C to Modify>Set to Logical, OK, Apply. Then you can install as many adjacent Logical partitions as you need.

Can i burn that to a usb stick, because I don't have a blank CD availble, and I have to fix this before my brother comes. (the reason I am worrying much LOL)
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04 Oct 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot partition manager from USB Flash disk directly to manage disk partition - Partition Wizard Bootable Flash Drive.

However since this solution starts with PW 7.6 which would be a paid version for Converting to Basic, I'd try Golden's solution below first with PW 4.2 ISO.
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04 Oct 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Yes, you install it to a USB using this tool:

Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

but you might have to try the "Unlisted ISO" option because this is an older version of Partition Wizard.

EDIT: Thanks Greg, just saw your reply above ^
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04 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Bootable Media Builder will be in the zip file right?
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