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

22 Feb 2013   #1
siddhant19feb

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit OS
 
 
Partitioning Error: Basic disk will be converted to dynamic disks

Hi everyone,

I am using Windows 7 home edition, 64 bit OS. My C: drive had 254 gb. I wanted to partition it and went to disk management. OS suggested to break 19gb only and I partitioned it. Now when I nall"New simple volume" on this unallocated space, everything went fine and on pressing finish button I was prompted the message:

"The operation I selected will convert basic disk(s) to dynamic disk(s). If you convert the disk(s) to dynamic, you will not be able to start installed OS from any volume on the disk(s) (except the current boot volume). Do you wish to continue?"

I pressed yes. I was again prompted an error:
"Dynamic disks are not selected on this OS or server configuration. Dynamic disks are not supported by clusters."

Please let me know what should I do? I want to partition C: I also want to know how to increase the partition size of the partitioned size?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Feb 2013   #2
gregrocker

 

Do not convert to Dynamic disk.

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition and what you'd like to change/add.
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22 Feb 2013   #3
siddhant19feb

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit OS
 
 

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

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

Hi,

Thank you for your reply. I have attached the jpegs of "my computer" and "disk management"
19.8 GB in "Disk management" is still not reflected in My computer.


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22 Feb 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No solution yet. First want to what you really want. You have 4 PRIMARY partitions and that's the maximum in case of basic disk.

You want to keep the RECOVERY partitions I assume?
But do you really want to keep SYSTEM_DRV (bootmanager and bootmenu). It can be merged to C.

Do you want to make a new partition? If so.. why so small (19GB)?
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22 Feb 2013   #5
siddhant19feb

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit OS
 
 

If System_DRV (bootmanager and bootmenu) can be merged I will be more than happy to do so. But how? I do not know.

Secondly, I want to know what is this 19.5 gb unallocated and 19.53 healthy OEM partition. What is the difference between the two?

Thirdly I want larger partition than 19gb. But Windows suggested at max partition can 19 gb only. How to increase the size of the partition from C: drive?
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22 Feb 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OEM partition is most likely drivers you can reinstall. LENOVO is for recovery to factory settings.

You can't shrink further because windows has files in use that are on that spot.

Open elevated command prompt Elevated Command Prompt
and do
Code:
bcdedit/enum all>bcd.txt
start  bcd.txt
Copy the text and post. Afterwards you may delete bcd.txt
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22 Feb 2013   #7
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Maybe (almost sure).... it's better to convert C to a logical partition. Then you have:

3 primary partitions
1 extended partition

so a total of 4 the maximum! In that extended partition is then 1 logical partition. You can create as many logical partitions as you wish! Only bootable partitions MUST be primary and ACTIVE. Your boot partition is SYSTEM_DRV
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22 Feb 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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22 Feb 2013   #9
siddhant19feb

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit OS
 
 

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {0598d9d7-eaf7-11e1-b4e3-3c970e22614d}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 0

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {c2cba8a4-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {0598d9d7-eaf7-11e1-b4e3-3c970e22614d}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {c2cba8a4-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d}
device ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\c2cba8a4-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d\Winre.wim,{c2cba8a5-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Recovery Environment
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\c2cba8a4-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d\Winre.wim,{c2cba8a5-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d}
systemroot \windows
nx OptIn
winpe Yes

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier {0598d9d7-eaf7-11e1-b4e3-3c970e22614d}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description Windows Resume Application
locale en-US
inherit {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
debugoptionenabled No

Windows Memory Tester
---------------------
identifier {memdiag}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
path \boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess Yes

EMS Settings
------------
identifier {emssettings}
bootems Yes

Debugger Settings
-----------------
identifier {dbgsettings}
debugtype Serial
debugport 1
baudrate 115200

RAM Defects
-----------
identifier {badmemory}

Global Settings
---------------
identifier {globalsettings}
inherit {dbgsettings}
{emssettings}
{badmemory}

Boot Loader Settings
--------------------
identifier {bootloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}
{hypervisorsettings}

Hypervisor Settings
-------------------
identifier {hypervisorsettings}
hypervisordebugtype Serial
hypervisordebugport 1
hypervisorbaudrate 115200

Resume Loader Settings
----------------------
identifier {resumeloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}

Setup Ramdisk Options
---------------------
identifier {ramdiskoptions}
description Ramdisk options
ramdisksdidevice boot
ramdisksdipath \boot\boot.sdi

Device options
--------------
identifier {c2cba8a5-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d}
description Ramdisk Options
ramdisksdidevice partition=C:
ramdisksdipath \Recovery\c2cba8a4-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d\boot.sdi
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22 Feb 2013   #10
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by siddhant19feb View Post
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {0598d9d7-eaf7-11e1-b4e3-3c970e22614d}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 0

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {c2cba8a4-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {0598d9d7-eaf7-11e1-b4e3-3c970e22614d}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {c2cba8a4-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d}
device ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\c2cba8a4-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d\Winre.wim,{c2cba8a5-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Recovery Environment
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\c2cba8a4-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d\Winre.wim,{c2cba8a5-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d}
systemroot \windows
nx OptIn
winpe Yes

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier {0598d9d7-eaf7-11e1-b4e3-3c970e22614d}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description Windows Resume Application
locale en-US
inherit {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
debugoptionenabled No

Windows Memory Tester
---------------------
identifier {memdiag}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
path \boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess Yes

EMS Settings
------------
identifier {emssettings}
bootems Yes

Debugger Settings
-----------------
identifier {dbgsettings}
debugtype Serial
debugport 1
baudrate 115200

RAM Defects
-----------
identifier {badmemory}

Global Settings
---------------
identifier {globalsettings}
inherit {dbgsettings}
{emssettings}
{badmemory}

Boot Loader Settings
--------------------
identifier {bootloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}
{hypervisorsettings}

Hypervisor Settings
-------------------
identifier {hypervisorsettings}
hypervisordebugtype Serial
hypervisordebugport 1
hypervisorbaudrate 115200

Resume Loader Settings
----------------------
identifier {resumeloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}

Setup Ramdisk Options
---------------------
identifier {ramdiskoptions}
description Ramdisk options
ramdisksdidevice boot
ramdisksdipath \boot\boot.sdi

Device options
--------------
identifier {c2cba8a5-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d}
description Ramdisk Options
ramdisksdidevice partition=C:
ramdisksdipath \Recovery\c2cba8a4-3de8-11e2-b137-3c970e22614d\boot.sdi
You want to get rid of first partition? It is possible and easy. But why not do the partition wizard trick and convert to logical partition?
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