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

23 Feb 2013   #21
siddhant19feb

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit OS
 
 

Thank you so much...for all the help...

I partitioned 253 gb because all my data was in C: drive and if anything happens or i need to format the disk then all my data would have lost...so I thought lets have the data in separate partition and windows in separate....


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23 Feb 2013   #22
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Post a shot of disk management so we can see your results.
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23 Feb 2013   #23
siddhant19feb

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit OS
 
 

My final disk management attached...

Partitioning Error: Basic disk will be converted to dynamic disks-disk-management.jpg


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23 Feb 2013   #24
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Good Job
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23 Feb 2013   #25
gregrocker

 

In Partition Wizard, rightclick to explore the 19.58gb partition. If it shows no content, then go to Control Panel>Folder Options to unhide System and Hidden files, try again. Post back a screenshot of content.
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07 Mar 2013   #26
gmason

home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
If you try to, again, it will turn your disk to dynamic, you now have to leave them as logical.
why is that, why can't you covert back to primary?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No, why would you do that? You just converted them to Logical.
explain why you would *not* want to covert back to what they were originally, why not convert back to primary? (link to discussion of primary vs logical if too OT, tia).

Now I just created a clone to an external drive I'm going to try to use to recovery some deleted files from my laptop drive (currently in a external drive caddy), but I also wanted to have 2 copies...just in case the recovery software screws up on the cloned drive copy....so I want to copy a drive image into the unallocated space left over from the cloning (or suppose could create another clone? using different software than current clone, just to have another copy around and place it into the unallocated space/volume>>>how would I do that? as cloning software seems to want to erase/format the entire physical drive in to one volume).

Getting that same MBR message when trying to create a partition/name a volume for that unallocated drive space


advantages/disadvantages to having a drive partition logical vs primary???


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07 Mar 2013   #27
gregrocker

 

General rule of thumb for safety's sake is Logical for Data and Primary for OS's. This avoids data partitions getting marked Active to steal the System boot files from the OS when repairs or reinstall is run.

You can have four Primary or three Primary and one Logical extended which can house as many adjacent Logical partitions as you want. Any attempt to force another Primary will trigger Dynamic which is not meant to be used except to span a partition across multiple HD's.

I'd use Partition Wizard to manage Logicals since it is more flexible.
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07 Mar 2013   #28
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why ? You`d have to ask Bill gates to answer that. As Greg stated, You CAN HAVE 4 primary partitions on a hard drive with windows 7, an attempt to create more will turn the the disk to Dynamic.

Google it.
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