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Windows 7: Coverting Primary Partition back to basic from dynamic

03 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit
Coverting Primary Partition back to basic from dynamic

Hi, i recently made a mistake, while try to partition my hard drive and now every partition converted to dynamic, is there any why i can covert it back with out install the os again?

please help me

thank you

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03 Jul 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


The problem is that you converted your HD to Dynamic which is only meant to be used to span a partition across multiple HD's. Apparently you didn't see the warning message.

The solution to solve this non-destructively is to boot free Partition Wizard CD version 4.2 which is the last one which offers this as a free feature: ISO - Windows Live.

Download the ISO, rightclick to burn it to CD using Windows Image Burner, or use ImgBurn.

Boot CD. You will need to delete the extra partition(s) you created which tipped it to convert to Dynamic before it will convert back to Basic.

Then follow these steps: How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?
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04 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 Bit

alright, thanks gregrocker it worked
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