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Windows 7: Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

13 Sep 2014   #160
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, using any of the other methods would affect it since they would wipe the drive. You would indeed need to reinstall Windows afterwards if you went that route.


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13 Sep 2014   #161
Rajdhakate

Windows 7 x64 (Home Premium)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Yeah, using any of the other methods would affect it since they would wipe the drive. You would indeed need to reinstall Windows afterwards if you went that route.
Okay. Thanks for you help. I'm gonna use VirtualBox instead
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28 Sep 2014   #162
Keshavdsd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am not able to convert drive dynamic to basic. My all drives have dynamic.
I have attached snapshot of problem.
Please give a solution.
Thanks.


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28 Sep 2014   #163
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Keshavdsd, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use step 2 in OPTION ONE on the first page of this tutorial thread to convert Disk 0 from dynamic to basic.
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12 Oct 2014   #164
manimpz

Windows 8.1
 
 
HELP - Option 2

Hello,

Iīve just tried option 2. Deleted the dynamic volume, and then created a new simple volume, but didnt format (i donīt want to loose my data). Now I cant see my files.
What goes wrong?
If I format, I will lose my data. Please help.
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12 Oct 2014   #165
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Manimpz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I guess, you didn't see this below OPTION TWO.

WARNING: Be sure to read the red WARNING box above. You will lose all data on the dynamic disk using this option.

When you created a new simple volume, it formatted the deleted volume, and now all the data is permanently gone.
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12 Oct 2014   #166
manimpz

Windows 8.1
 
 
Hello

Hello Friend,

I didnt formatted the Data. Just mess with the partition thing.
Ive just deleted de dynamic volume, and created a new partion, but didnt formatted it.

I think there is still hope.

A program wich can try to read the HD withou looking for the partition. Can you recommend me one?
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12 Oct 2014   #167
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this in Disk Management to help see what options you may have.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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12 Oct 2014   #168
manimpz

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this in Disk Management to help see what options you may have.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
I think I did it.

Best Regards.


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12 Oct 2014   #169
manimpz

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this in Disk Management to help see what options you may have.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
Brink,

This can be usefull for someone else.

TestDisk - CGSecurity
Recover Lost or Deleted Partitions in Linux Using TestDisk | TechSource

Look at this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EncqYP1ijFg

Right now im scanning every cylinder in the harddisk. Itīs very slow.

Best regards.
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