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Windows 7: Bootable CD for deleting Dynamic Disk


29 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 
Bootable CD for deleting Dynamic Disk

I messed up my hard drive using Hex Editor in Windows 7 because I want converted my entire hard drive from dynamic to basic and then from basic to dynamic because my hard drive was not showing 15 gb space in basic but failed.
Now I can't even boot Windows and When I want to boot my computer with Windows vista or Windows 7 CD it don't go hard disk deleting ad formatting option, it don't go further after copying files
Is there a way for me to delete the entire dynamic disk, convert to basic, and start over with the Windows installation.


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29 Aug 2010   #2

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Find a DOS system boot disk from an older version of Windows, like Win98, and use the Fdisk utility to delete and recreate the partition. You should be able to do the rest with the Win 7 DVD after that.

If you can't find an old boot disk, try a program like Gparted, but you'll probably have to get a buddy to burn it onto CD/DVD for you, or else put it on a thumb drive.
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29 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

I tried dos's fdisk that don't work I tried partition magic 8 that don't work on dynamic disc, now I am downloading EASEUS.Partition.Master.v6.0.1.Professional.Edition after downloading I am gonna make a bootable cd for partitioning. I read on easeus website that their software works in coverting dynamic disc to basic. If this don't work. Then I have already ordered 2.5" USB 2.0 SATA Hard Drive HDD Case Enclosure from amazon that will be my utimate way to make this hard drive work. My laptop is new and I don't want to remove its screws and take out hard drive thats why i am looking for software solutions. If any of you guys know other solution please inform me.
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30 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 


You cannot perform
EASEUS Partition Master operations on dynamic
disks.
Please some one help me convert dynamic disk into basic with some sort of bootable cd software.

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30 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

i'm really confused... tel me yur prob.. yu want to do a fresh install of OS or want to convert dynamic disk to basic ? and do a recovery?
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30 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Using a command line
  1. Open Command prompt.
  2. Type:

    diskpart
  3. At the DISKPART prompt, type:

    list volume

    Make note of the number of the dynamic volume you want to delete.
  4. At the DISKPART prompt, type:

    select volumen

    Select the dynamic volume, where n is the volume's number, that you want to delete.
  5. At the DISKPART prompt, type:

    delete volume

    Deletes the selected dynamic volume.
try this... may be it can help.....
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30 Aug 2010   #7

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kamran Khan View Post
I tried dos's fdisk that don't work I tried partition magic 8 that don't work on dynamic disc, now I am downloading EASEUS.Partition.Master.v6.0.1.Professional.Edition after downloading I am gonna make a bootable cd for partitioning. I read on easeus website that their software works in coverting dynamic disc to basic. If this don't work. Then I have already ordered 2.5" USB 2.0 SATA Hard Drive HDD Case Enclosure from amazon that will be my utimate way to make this hard drive work. My laptop is new and I don't want to remove its screws and take out hard drive thats why i am looking for software solutions. If any of you guys know other solution please inform me.
I'm not sure how Fdisk didn't work, but okay...

An external enclosure isn't going to help much if you can't change the drive's partition inside the laptop. Most external enclosures require a formatted drive to be installed. I have never been able to initialize a drive in a USB enclosure with Win 7, but...

If the drive is messed up, it's messed up everywhere. Personally, I can't see how you could make a drive unable to be re-partitioned by hex editing. Fdisk or Diskpart should be able to fix it because it's a low level operation, and has nothing to do with the volume type AFAIK. Unless there's some information you're not telling us.
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30 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Here I am going to tell you my story in detail. I bought a dv7 laptop and it came with dynamic disc. For some reasons when I wanted to formatt my computer and resize its partitions. So when I put windows vista dvd in the rom for partitioning because I don't like windows 7 for partitioning, the optition of partitioning were grayed out the reason was my computer's hard drive needed to be changed from dynamic disc to basic disk.
So I installed the os in my pc again without partiting it and I downloaded hex editor from here http://mh-nexus.de/hxd/ and changed the table of my computer's hard drive which helped me change my pc hd from dynamic to basic without losing data. When I rebooted my pc I seen that my pcs hd has changed to basic but it is not showing 15 gb space so what i did is that I opened the hex editor and changed the table back to normal after restart my computer won't start. It just go to windows 7 screen and the flag just waves but os never starts. I put the installtion cd to install windows again but that fails too after loading files. Now I have clue that maybe I messed up the master boot record of the hard drive but I don't know how to fix it without booting computer. I don't think windows 98 bootable cd can help make partitions in dynamic disk. If it could then nothing is better than Partition manager. I tried partition manager it shows that the hard drive in intact but it can't formatt or partition the disk and when I go to fdisk command that command always give me error this can't be done in standard mode.
Here is the link how to change computer's drive from dynamic to basic. I used this formula Convert Dynamic Disk back to Basic Disk without data loss - Wilders Security Forums. I am 50 percent sure maybe it has damaged mbr. What you guys think.
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30 Aug 2010   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Do you have a System Repair Disc?

Do you have a WIN 7 DVD?

If you do not have a System Repair Disc, you're friendly local computer store will probably let you make one on one of their demo systems.

If you have a 64bit system, then you must use a 64 bit system.
If yo have a 32bit system, then you must use a 32 bit system.

Boot from a System Repair Disc. Go to a command prompt.
Now since I'm not sure what the damage is that has been done, I have one recommendation which will fix everything and that is to use DiskPart's CLEAN ALL on you disk and do a fresh install.

If that solution doesn't fit your desires, then you still need the system repair disc and a command prompt from which you can save off all data dear to your heart, which is still accessible, to a USB stick. Then you can take a look at the DiskPart commands, one of which is ? for help, and see if you first want to try some of the diskpart commands to get your system back where you want it.

Now I'm including some info and links.
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COMMAND PROMPT - GO TO A COMMAND PROMPT USING A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC
1) Insert System Repair Disc into optical reader.
2) Shutdown your computer.
3) Boot up your computer from the System Repair Disc
If your computer doesn’t boot from the optical drive, then
Immediately after pushing your Power ON button, start tapping the F2 key to get to the BIOS to change the boot order.OR
Immediately after pushing your Power ON button, start tapping the F12 key and choose CD/DVD to change the boot order only for this time.
4) Wait while a mini-version of Windows is loaded and finally the System Recovery Options dialog appears.
5) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS dialog |
Select a keyboard input method |
NEXT button
6) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS dialog
will search your system for installed versions of Windows.
7) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS dialog |
select the Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows radio button |
NEXT button
8) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS |
Choose a recovery tool |
9) Click on command prompt from the list shown

Run any desired commands and type EXIT when finished.
Remove the System Repair Disc.
Shutdown your computer.
Power on your computer.
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COMMAND PROMPT - GO TO A COMMAND PROMPT USING YOUR WIN 7 DVD
■Boot up from your Windows 7 DVD.
■At the first dialog window, press SHIFT + F10 key combo
■You will have a X:> command prompt
X: is a ram drive created by Windows 7.
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DISC - CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC
START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button
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SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Read that tutorial. Much info that you are probably going to need.
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30 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

HP don't give system repair or recovery disks with their pcs . I am gonna download this thing Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files and give it a try.
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