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Windows 7: How do i change my dynamic disk's into basic again? D:

06 Jan 2013   #1
NBAPwns13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
How do i change my dynamic disk's into basic again? D:

I wanted to partition 90 GB from my C drive so that i can install Windows 8.
When i tried to rename the acollated 90 GB to Windows 8 it turned all my disks including c and all my disks into dynamic, i put back my 90 GB into my C and nothing happen. The color is like greenish and i want it back to basic TYPE: Basic

What did i do wrong???

Also on my C Drive it says its not the Primary Partition ?!?


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06 Jan 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello NBAPwns13,

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management window first. This will allow us to help better.

For now, OPTION ONE or OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be what you are needing.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
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06 Jan 2013   #3
NBAPwns13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 



Im actually scared right now because i don't have any usb's to back my files up and i don't know what i did really i just wanted to rename the disk that's all....

Also im using Windows 7
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06 Jan 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You can use OPTION TWO in the tutorial above to convert your Disk 0 back to basic without losing anything.

The main thing is do not restart or shut down the computer until you have done OPTION TWO. If you do, Windows 7 will be unbootable, and you will have to use step 1 in OPTION ONE instead.
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06 Jan 2013   #5
NBAPwns13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

No D: I got an error

Find some partition error, continue this operation might cause boot failure and data loss, are you sure yo proceed?



Also theres a red ! point on the right hand side also i dont have #disk 0 i have #disk 1. I don't see that ! point on the screen shot tutorial
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06 Jan 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you try and convert the Disk # that is dynamic?

Could you post a full screenshot of showing all this in the program?

If you have not already, create a set of HP factory recovery discs in case you have to do a factory recovery.

HP PCs - Creating Recovery Discs or Saving a Recovery Image to a USB Flash Drive (Windows 7) - c01867124 - HP Business Support Center


Next, it looks like you will need to use OPTION ONE instead. If you have the same error using step 3 in OPTION ONE, then you'll need to use step 2 in OPTION ONE at boot.
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06 Jan 2013   #7
NBAPwns13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

OMG! Thanks man! alot it worked! all my drives are now basic
I have a question i want to partition my C drive and take out 90 GB for windows 8.

How do i rename the 90 accolated disk?
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06 Jan 2013   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.

You could use METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to shrink C by 90 GB, and create a new logical partition from the unallocated space to use for Windows 8.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

The problem you had with all of this is that your HP computer came with 4 primary partitions already setup on the disk, which is the limit for a "basic" disk. That's why it wanted to convert the disk to dynamic. The tutorial above will let you workaround this by using an extended logical partition instead, and still keep it as a basic disk.
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06 Jan 2013   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Now that you have fixed it, Do you understand what you did and how it happened ?

As Brink explained .

Didn`t you get a message telling you that your disk would be made Dynamic and Windows may not be able to boot ?
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