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Windows 7: System does not boot After Basic Drives were Changed to Dynamic

01 Oct 2014   #1
Anmol

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
System does not boot After Basic Drives were Changed to Dynamic

Hi,

My windows drive(c: ) was full,so i thought to add some space in it. I opened Disk Management Console and 'Shrink' my E: drive to get me 20 GB of free space. While my system was working to create a new 20 Gb partition and assigning a drive letter to it and formatting it ,i was trying to compress my c: drive so as i can get some space for the meanwhile.

i didn't knew that creating a new partition will convert all my basic partitions to dynamic ,now with that said ,i rebooted my laptop only to find that my laptop won't boot anymore.

i tried to tap my way out into bios or in safe mode ,but nothing seems to be working for me.

now all i see is a black screen and blinking '_' curson on top left corner.

please help me out , and tell me a way which will not erase my data,as me and my sister were working on a 'online fashion studio project' and i didn't created a backup for it.


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01 Oct 2014   #2
Anmol

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
System does not boot After Basic Drives were Changed to Dynamic

Eagerly waiting for a response/solution
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02 Oct 2014   #3
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi

"Dynamic" disk can be converted back to "Basic" but there is always a risk doing so. What i would suggest will be ;

1. Boot the system using a live Linux disc and copy all your data to an external medium. I am not sure which Linux live disks supports "Dynamic" type partitions - probably "Parted Magic" will do.

Download Parted Magic - MajorGeeks

2. Download "Partition Wizard 4.2" bootable CD and use it to convert the disk to "Basic" without data loss. Please refer the below tutorial for details.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

You may need to delete the newly created partition to reduce the total number of partitions to 4 for a successfull conversion.


If everything went okay, try booting in to Windows. If you receive a BCD error while booting, run "Statup Repair" using 7 install disc.
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02 Oct 2014   #4
Anmol

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
System does not boot After Basic Drives were Changed to Dynamic

Hi Anshad ,

Thank you for the instructions ,you saved the day for me ,but now i am unable to access any secured websites ,for example google,yahoo...

i tried accessing secured websites in chrome and ie 11 ,it's same everywhere

just a small piece of information more ,i am easily able to access all the sites on my other laptop using the same wifi router



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
Hi

"Dynamic" disk can be converted back to "Basic" but there is always a risk doing so. What i would suggest will be ;

1. Boot the system using a live Linux disc and copy all your data to an external medium. I am not sure which Linux live disks supports "Dynamic" type partitions - probably "Parted Magic" will do.

Download Parted Magic - MajorGeeks

2. Download "Partition Wizard 4.2" bootable CD and use it to convert the disk to "Basic" without data loss. Please refer the below tutorial for details.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

You may need to delete the newly created partition to reduce the total number of partitions to 4 for a successfull conversion.


If everything went okay, try booting in to Windows. If you receive a BCD error while booting, run "Statup Repair" using 7 install disc.
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03 Oct 2014   #5
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi

Sorry for late reply. I don't think your partition issue has anything to do with site access problem. Most of the secured sites may not load if data/time settings are wrong so make sure they are correct. If that is not the issue, i would suggest opening a new thread in Network & Sharing - Windows 7 Help Forums section in which you will recieve advise from real experts. I really sucks at networking mate .
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03 Oct 2014   #6
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote:
While my system was working to create a new 20 Gb partition and assigning a drive letter to it and formatting it ,i was trying to compress my c: drive so as i can get some space for the meanwhile.
A caveat, it's wise never do other file management activities when working with partitioning. In fact don't do any other computer activities, could cause corruption and/or failure. It's all about reading and writing to the drive/partitions which partitioning does in its process.
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