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Windows 7: Windows repair can only find 1 partition with 3gb?

01 Apr 2011   #21
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Be useful to see screenies - camera snaps of the screen may help.


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04 Apr 2011   #22
Dabrenn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Sorry its taking me so long, been really busy. here are some screenshots

the forums isn't letting me post them, I'll put othem on photobucket or something

http://s610.photobucket.com/albums/t...op%20Problems/


@SIW2, it was saying i needed an administrator key or something, thought it would just be easier to do this.
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04 Apr 2011   #23
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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04 Apr 2011   #24
gregrocker

 

If PW CD won't convert to Basic then you'll have to use one of the other destructive methods: Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Perhaps easiest is to just wipe the HD using Diskpart Clean All command: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums

Can you copy out your files using the Win7 DVD or Repair CD? Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console - Windows 7 Forums
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04 Apr 2011   #25
Dabrenn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

Can you copy out your files using the Win7 DVD or Repair CD? Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console - Windows 7 Forums
I've already copied out all my documents, Microsoft Office, and other program files that seemed vital (like HP files that come with the computer)

Anything else you think I need/should copy out?

this laptop is less than a year old and it is my personal computer and i don't use it for a whole lot besides Microsoft Office and internet.

Also, why does Parted Magic not seem to say anything about the disk being Dynamic? it says it's a functional NTFS drive.
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04 Apr 2011   #26
gregrocker

 

You can back up C:Windows/System32/Drivers and /driverstore to have all of your installed drivers on hand if any are missing in Device Manager after install.

I don't use Parted Magic so can't answer. We tend to trust PW Boot Disk, even when Disk Mgmt or PW Home Edition show different outputs. But from all you've posted, there's no doubt it's Dynamic.

Sorry we couldn't pull a trick out of the bag to do this an easier way. But this can be seen as an opportunity to get a perfect install, then with a Win7 backup image you never have to reinstall again.

Here are tips to get a perfect reinstall, based on hundreds done here: Reinstalling Windows 7 - use the ones which apply.
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04 Apr 2011   #27
Dabrenn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

ok thanks, I'll guess I'll just have to do a completely clean reinstall. not such a big deal as long as i can get windows back haha

I'll get it done tomorrow most likely. thanks for all the help and I'll post here how it goes. =)
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04 Apr 2011   #28
gregrocker

 

We'll be here if you need us.
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06 Apr 2011   #29
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

With option 4 in the tutorial
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
you can try to recover the partition with the Partition Recovery Wizard as stated.
If you are comfortable using a Hex editor then changing a couple of entries in the MBR partition table (partition types) can return the disk to Basic. see Method 1 here
https://www.sevenforums.com/1127096-post85.html
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