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Windows 7: dynamic disk


13 Oct 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
dynamic disk

I started a new partition and realized i dont need it now i just want to delete the partition, what is the best course of action here..

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13 Oct 2012   #2
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Is the problem 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.

If so 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 video steps: How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?

After conversion if you want help adding a partition post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attached using paper clip in Reply Box.

If you're not sure whether you did this then post back the screenshot now.
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13 Oct 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

it was already dynamic..just stated that fact in case it made difference. i just added a partition which isn't needed. want to remove.
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13 Oct 2012   #4
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Why do you have a Dynamic disk? Did you read what I wrote? You should not have one unless you have a partition spanning multiple Hard Drives. I would follow the steps to convert it now.
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13 Oct 2012   #5

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

it is a brand new computer and has a couple drives setup, one for backup, i want to keep it how it is just delete the partition


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13 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrisjb517 View Post
it is a brand new computer and has a couple drives setup, one for backup, i want to keep it how it is just delete the partition
You can't keep it Dynamic and expect it to operate properly. Use Partition Wizard as was suggested above to convert the disks back to basic.
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13 Oct 2012   #7

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
ok

will do that and see what happens thanx guys
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13 Oct 2012   #8
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With HP to keep Windows 7, Recovery and HP Tools partitions bootable you should leave them Primary, but convert C to Logical so you can add as many adjacent Logicals as you want.

So after converting the disk to Basic using the steps I gave you in my first post, from Partition Wizard CD click on C to Modify>Set to Logical, click OK. Then right click on the Unallocated Space to Create a new Logical partition, OK, Apply both steps.

How to set partition as Primary or Logical.
Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help
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