Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: All hard disk are layout as Dynamics

27 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
All hard disk are layout as Dynamics

I want to extend volume to C but suddenly it become like this..
Can anyone help me..

Attached Thumbnails
All hard disk are layout as Dynamics-disk-managment.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

You should never have converted to dynamic disks. They should be avoided in nearly all cases.

You need to convert back to basic disks. Back up your data first.

I would use option 4 from the link below.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

You can also use Partition Wizard to extend C. You will first have to shrink the D drive and then expand C into the space you saved by shrinking D.

But get rid of the dynamic disks first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP


Dynamic disks are only meant to span a partition across multiple HD's.

To convert HD back to Basic non-destructively use free Partition Wizard bootable CD.

However this feature is no longer free after version 4.2, so download v.4.2 here to burn to CD using Windows Image burner: ISO - Windows Live. You need the disk for possible rescue purposes.

Boot PW CD, click on Disk # to highlight HD needing conversion, then from Disk tab select Convert Dynamic to Basic Disk, click OK, Apply step. How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 All hard disk are layout as Dynamics

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
3.5 external hard disk vs 3.5 internal hard disk with enclosure?
What is the difference of 3.5 external hard disk (e.g. WD My Book) vs a 3.5 internal hard disk fixed into an enclosure to work like an external hard disk? Are both good to be use as an external drive to store backup? What 3.5 enclosure is good? Thanks
Hardware & Devices
Hard disk is failing, how to change to a new hard disk?
My hard disk (C drive where the windows 7 is) is going to fail soon. It has some bad sectors and some corrupted parts and I encountered blue screen that says something about hardware failure. When my Acronis is doing backup, Acronis stopped half way because it cannot access some sectors to do...
General Discussion
Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem
Hi guys, I will try to explain this as simple as i can.So let's start I have laptop ASUS N75SF and it is a year old,so i have decided to format.I have two separate hard disks that are the same brand,SeaGate 9500423 AS, each 500 gb capacity. Before i decided to format , one of my hard...
Installation & Setup
Can I install/use Dynamics CRM 4.0 on Windows 7
Hi, can I install & operate Dynamics CRM 4.0 (or 2011) on Windows 7, or can it only run on a server os? Thanks in advance!
Dynamics CRM version w/Server 2008
Hi, is there a specific version of Dynamics CRM I need to use with the OS Windows Server 2008?

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:27.
Twitter Facebook Google+