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Windows 7: changing one drive letter all 3 partitions change to that drive letter


09 Mar 2013   #11
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The problem is that you converted your HD to Dynamic which is only meant to be used to span a partition across multiple HD's. Apparently you didn't see the warning message.

The solution to solve this non-destructively is to boot free Partition Wizard CD version 4.2 which is the last one which offers this as a free feature: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live.

Download the ISO, rightclick to burn it to CD using Windows Image Burner, or use ImgBurn.

Boot CD. You will need to delete the extra partition(s) you created which tipped it to convert to Dynamic before it will convert back to Basic.

Then follow these video steps: How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?

If Windows 7 will not start and you confirm it's been converted successfully, then confirm that the 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) or C is Set Active partition -Partition Wizard Video Help, then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times.

After conversion if you want help adding a partition post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attached using paper clip in Reply Box.

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10 Mar 2013   #12

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

himansh and TV if all is needed is to change the partition label / letter that is easily done with Partition Wizard
Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

Open the wizard right click on the partition you want to rename go to change letter and scroll down the letter list and pick one hit OK and it changes automatically.

One thing you cannot do is change the C: drive partition letter see pic


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11 Mar 2013   #13

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

himansh, Would you go into your bios and tell me what your sata controller is set to, Please. It should be set to either, IDE, AHCI or raid. If it is set to raid, that will be your problem. I may be able to help you break the raid volume if it is set to that. Please let us know, before making any changes.
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