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Windows 7: HELP! accidently made the hdd dynamic, cant switch to basic

01 Dec 2011   #11

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gilbert32 View Post
nope they are 4 partitions i double checked that
also i cant delete partitions from the disk
keep saying that dynamic volumes are not supported

When you boot from the bootable CD version, you would need to select and delete (Do not format) all of your dynamic volumes/partitions, then pick up at step 8 in the tutorial to use the Partition Recovery Wizard to restore the deleted partitions back to basic with data.

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01 Dec 2011   #12

windows 7 home premium 64bit

whatever i do it says not supported(even delete volumes/partitions) in partition wizard master home edition
did i download the wrong version? there's only 1 bootable cd
i would've upload the photos but my cam was out of battery
EDIT: aren't there any other discs that can help me get back to basic?
or something like hxd changing 42 to 07?
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01 Dec 2011   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


Did you delete all of the partitions for the Disk # listed as dynamic until the disk # shows as "Unallocated" like Disk 1 does in the screenshot below?

Does it give you any other options other than just "not supported"?
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01 Dec 2011   #14

windows 7 home premium 64bit

any operation related to the dynamic disc or the volumes on it give me the unsupported error

i just finished restarting with the hd BASIC!!
that was awesome
i just opened hxd, changed all 42's to 07's from 1c0 and it worked like a charm!
i found it WAYYYY more convenient than all those software
anyways thanks for the help and support i was given by all the members in this forum
i suggest making the tutorial more precise on what to do in cases like mine(1hd with os on it, no data loss) and adding the hexadecimal trick to it only for experts and people who know what they're doing
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01 Dec 2011   #15

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

That's great news Gilbert. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.

Thank you for posting back with your results.
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