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Windows 7: Basic disk vs dynamic disk

06 Mar 2015   #1
p1tcho0

Windows 7 64 BIT
 
 
Basic disk vs dynamic disk

Product: Hp Pavillon G6
Object: Brand a new SSD as HP with Recovery HP_TOOLS SYSTEME partition to make the ssd bootable and reset factory default the OS to use a new windows
Issue: Compmgmt.msc show Dynamic Disk instead Basic Disk
Question: Will Dynamic Disk on SSD will boot ?
Exemple: See the picture
URGENT answer, I have to setup the new SSD tonight


PS: What I remember is Dynamic is for RAID normally, but I do no want raid but AHCI





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06 Mar 2015   #2
p1tcho0

Windows 7 64 BIT
 
 

I think it been converted in DYNAMIC by the last part, SSD_HP.
I used O&O Disk Image To save and restore Disk Partition.
O&O Wouldn't let me create the last partition SSD_HP, so I did by compmgmt.msc
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06 Mar 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

When you used isk Mangement to create a 4th primary partition, it cnanged the disk to dynamic.

You have to convert the drive back to Basic.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
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06 Mar 2015   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Dynamic disks are to be avoided.

That picture is of your current non-SSD hard drive? Or the SSD?

It's not clear to me what you want to do.

Post a new screenshot of complete Windows Disk Management rather than a cropped picture, so we can see the relevant info.

You can convert dynamic to basic, but it puts your data at risk. I think Partition Wizard can do it.

But more clarification and screen shots needed.
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07 Mar 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just read the big red warnings in the tutorial.
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09 Mar 2015   #6
p1tcho0

Windows 7 64 BIT
 
 

Finally, I found the issue. About compmgmt.msc picture. Yes it was only this ssd in question and not my computer. So there is why the screenshot wasnt full. I had to prepare ssd to sell it to someone.
So the error was the partition called System, So yes the fourth partition converted the disk in dynamic.
I rebuilt the ssd with only 3 partition and all were ok.
My solution with partition wasnt very effective because finally it was a laptop modified.
I didnt had the original C: / Finally i didnt restore factory default, I just installed a windows and all worked fine.

Sorry for my bad english many answer I found by myself. Thanks for reading. The issue is resolved because the laptop run as a rabbit now
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09 Mar 2015   #7
p1tcho0

Windows 7 64 BIT
 
 

The job was to transfert hdd to new ssd from laptop.
My computer was just a tool to prepare my old ssd
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09 Mar 2015   #8
p1tcho0

Windows 7 64 BIT
 
 

I used O&O Disk Image and O&O Partition and it was very useful ! Thanks again to try to help me, I found my self the answer haha
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