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Windows 7: Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

29 Aug 2012   #70
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

You too mate, see you soon.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2012   #71

windows 7 64bit

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for the help you are giving to resolve all these issues.

I Have just bought an HP Laptop windows7 with 4 primary partitions as follows:
2. c:
3. recovery
4. tools

I intend to dual boot so I have followed the method2 to set c: to logical partition.
so as to be able to create a new extended partition (using partition wizard).
unfortunately I am not able to start windows since i get an error message - No bootable device -- insertboot disk and press any key.
I have changed the boot order back to tha hard drive but still no good.

Please can any one let me know where i have gone wrong
Thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2012   #72

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hello there,

I've recently got a HP Envy 6, and I'm trying to re-partition my disk to add some extra logical drives. I was trying to follow the same instructions to make C drive as Logical, however, in my machine C drive status is marked as System, and SYSTEM partition is marked as Active & Boot. So when I'm trying to change the C to logical drive, partition wizard is giving me a warning that C is System drive and changing this to logical will make it non-bootable. Can you please advise if it is safe to go ahead and make it logical or is there any other way to change system status.

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Many Thanks

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2012   #73
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If I read your PW picture right, your 199MB system partition is the active partition. So you should be able to change C to logical.

I suggest you try that. If the OS does not boot, you can always change it back - but that is unlikely to be necessary.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Oct 2012   #74

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks for your quick reply mate. I can try changing that, but the problem is I don't have a bootable cd drive in case anything goes wrong to put it back to Primary. I am not able to make new one from the iso image because this laptop don't have an optical drive

Let me first try to make a bootable USB drive.. Any suggestions? Partition Wizard allows creation of bootable disc/usb only in Pro edition..

Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2012   #75
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Partition Wizard allows creation of bootable disc/usb only in Pro edition..
I don't think so. I never owned a Pro edition but I have made bootable CDs and USB sticks - although that was already last year. Maybe they changed the procedure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2012   #76

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Finally I managed to create a Bootable USB using Universal USB Installer...
But Again, after booting through USB, PW was unable to change the C drive to Logical due an NTFS error code 19
Finally I went ahead and did through Windows 7, and on rebooting it, all worked perfectly

Thanks again for your help...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2012   #77
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Very good. I am sorry you had so much trouble. I wonder where this error code 19 in PW came from. This error code usually pertains to configuration information in the registry.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2012   #78

Ultimate Win7 32bit
How to link back free healthy partition to primary (sys) partition

Dear all,

Please advice how to put back a partition into primary partition. I need to have it all back to disk 0
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2012   #79

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Yousef, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and post back with a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management window first. This way we will be able to give you an accurate answer.
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