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Windows 7: Partitioning- error

15 Jul 2010   #1
polomaan

win 7 starter (netbook)
 
 
Partitioning- error

I have a 250Gb HDD on my brand new netbook running win 7 starter.

Here are my current partitions:
-SYSTEM 199Mb NTFS
-C: 218Gb NTFS
-RECOVERY 14Gb NTFS
-HP TOOLS 118Mb FAT

I want another partition to put a linux distro on... for messing around.

I can successfully shrink the c volume, and have an unallocated space volume of xxGb.

Then I right click the unallocated space and select "create simple volume" and select a drive letter and name for it and NTFS.

When I click OK, I get a message saying that the operation will convert the selected basic disk to a dynamic disk.

then i click ok

then i get an error message saying dynamic disks are not supported by my OS...

Any ideas? Thanks.


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15 Jul 2010   #2
windowsapple

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 

Are you partitioning from Linux or Win7?
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15 Jul 2010   #3
ryo

 
 

hello and welcome polomaan,
what software you're using to format??
can you take snapshot of your disk management?? at disk management, you can format direct it from there, due your information, you already shrink the drive and got unallocated space. so you can format the that's space with disk management.just right click on it.
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15 Jul 2010   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Can you select a file format other than NTFS. I did something similar on an external hard drive back in February. I was having problems with my internal one and the first person I talked to at Dell said that I couldn't get a replacement with my five year warranty until the current one failed completely (it has been resolved since). Being a full time college student I can't just go 3 days or more with no computer so I installed Ubuntu on my 1TB external. If I remember correctly I left the space unpartitioned until I loaded up Linux and formatted it from there. Even if you did make it NTFS, Linux uses a different file system that Windows does not recognize, so you'd have to reformat the partition anyways.
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15 Jul 2010   #5
polomaan

win 7 starter (netbook)
 
 

I have win 7 currently installed. Here is a prt sc of my disk management.


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15 Jul 2010   #6
polomaan

win 7 starter (netbook)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
hello and welcome polomaan,
what software you're using to format??
can you take snapshot of your disk management?? at disk management, you can format direct it from there, due your information, you already shrink the drive and got unallocated space. so you can format the that's space with disk management.just right click on it.
from my original post:

"Then I right click the unallocated space and select "create simple volume" and select a drive letter and name for it and NTFS.

When I click OK, I get a message saying that the operation will convert the selected basic disk to a dynamic disk.

then i click ok

then i get an error message saying dynamic disks are not supported by my OS..."
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15 Jul 2010   #7
polomaan

win 7 starter (netbook)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Can you select a file format other than NTFS. I did something similar on an external hard drive back in February. I was having problems with my internal one and the first person I talked to at Dell said that I couldn't get a replacement with my five year warranty until the current one failed completely (it has been resolved since). Being a full time college student I can't just go 3 days or more with no computer so I installed Ubuntu on my 1TB external. If I remember correctly I left the space unpartitioned until I loaded up Linux and formatted it from there. Even if you did make it NTFS, Linux uses a different file system that Windows does not recognize, so you'd have to reformat the partition anyways.
I get the exact same error messages as i posted in my original post by trying to format the unalocated space as FAT32.
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15 Jul 2010   #8
ryo

 
 

you can try the option two in this.
Partition or Volume - Create New
and the other guide
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
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15 Jul 2010   #9
polomaan

win 7 starter (netbook)
 
 

ok, thx. i'll give them a try
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15 Jul 2010   #10
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polomaan View Post
ok, thx. i'll give them a try
you're most welcome
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