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Windows 7: Partitioning Error: Basic disk will be converted to dynamic disks

22 Feb 2013   #11
siddhant19feb

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit OS
 
 

OK....let me try the partition wizard....give me some time before i say Thank you so much for your help


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22 Feb 2013   #12
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by siddhant19feb View Post
OK....let me try the partition wizard....give me some time before i say Thank you so much for your help
Good luck.. have to go. Back in 4 hours
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22 Feb 2013   #13
siddhant19feb

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit OS
 
 

HI,

I tried using Partition Manager s/w version 7 and tried to shrink the size of C:. But it shows the error

"There are no free MBR slots on the disk."
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22 Feb 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

In order to keep the factory OEM Lenovo Recovery and Diagnostics Tools partitions bootable, you need to convert C first to Logical in order to add any adjacent Logical partitions.

Follow these video steps How to set partition as Primary or Logical.

Then you can create a new Logical partition in the space you've already made using Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help
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22 Feb 2013   #15
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by siddhant19feb View Post
HI,

I tried using Partition Manager s/w version 7 and tried to shrink the size of C:. But it shows the error

"There are no free MBR slots on the disk."
Did you do #8 ?
First convert win7 partition to logical before you can add a new logical partition!
Just follow the steps as described in #8
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22 Feb 2013   #16
siddhant19feb

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit OS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by siddhant19feb View Post
HI,

I tried using Partition Manager s/w version 7 and tried to shrink the size of C:. But it shows the error

"There are no free MBR slots on the disk."
Did you do #8 ?
First convert win7 partition to logical before you can add a new logical partition!
Just follow the steps as described in #8

I tried converting Windows 7 partition C to logical. But it shows a warning

"It is a system partition. This may cause your system becme unbootable."

I do not know what to do.
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22 Feb 2013   #17
gregrocker

 

I gave you the steps to resolve this which are the same we've given out here at least weekly since before Win7 was even released without a single failure.

The 200mb System drive is booting your OS so converting C to Logical will have no effect except to allow you to add additional Logical partition(s) while keeping the other 3 Primary partitions bootable for Win7, Recovery and Diagnostics tools.
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22 Feb 2013   #18
siddhant19feb

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit OS
 
 

Ya i am able to convert to C to logical and then able to partition....but do i need to again convert all the logical drives to Primary?
After partitioning my C: and newly created drives are logical. SHould I again convert them to primary?
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22 Feb 2013   #19
gregrocker

 

No, why would you do that? You just converted them to Logical.
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22 Feb 2013   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you try to, again, it will turn your disk to dynamic, you now have to leave them as logical.

My I ask why you even bothered to split up a 253 GB partition ?
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