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Windows 7: Need help copying a dynamic volume

2 Weeks Ago   #1
gusser

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate & Pro
 
 
Need help copying a dynamic volume

I need to do an in place upgrade from 7 64 bit. The single system drive is dynamic and won't upgrade unless it's basic. I tried 2 cloning softwares to clone to a basic drive (EASE US TODO & Macrium) and they both get thru the system reserve partition but then hang around 14% on the main partition (Windows). I tried to create a system image so I could attempt to restore it to a basic disk, do my in place upgrade and then worry clone it while it is clean but it also locks up the machine around 18% as well. Before all this I mirrored the drive and used the mirror as an experiment so it is not a disk problem.

I ran chkdsk multiple times until it was clean and then ran chkdsk /r which ran about 6 hours and found no issues. I think there's a damaged system file, one that isn't critical to the OS but won't allow a system image or any cloning to work. I tried the repair disk and the only option was to repair a computer that won't boot. Is there a Windows utility or other program to find and fix the problem?

My other thought was to take the drive out and move it to another computer while it's not a system disk and try to "copy" the files to another hdd (basic) in hopes it will boot my other machine into windows as a basic disk and then I can proceed. If this sounds feasible, how do I get my partitions (system reserved and Windows are two partitions) to copy to the new drive? Do I need a command prompt? Help. I've been on this one machine for a month now with no success.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

There are many third party softwares that will convert the Dynamic drive to a Basic drive.
AOMEI Partition Assistant:
How to Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk without Losing Data?

MiniTool Partition Wizard:
Here Are 3 Ways to Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
gusser

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate & Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billmcct View Post
There are many third party softwares that will convert the Dynamic drive to a Basic drive.
AOMEI Partition Assistant:
How to Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk without Losing Data?

MiniTool Partition Wizard:
Here Are 3 Ways to Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk
Thanks billmcct for responding. I am completely tired of cloning/partition software that doesn't work. They all provide support until you need it. Nobody to talk to. I have to skip that route. I need to find a different way to clone the disk. The problem is something in Windows is corrupt and hangs Windows system image and all cloning software. Could I load Macrium on another computer and stick the dynamic system disk in it and clone that way? I'm thinking it could possibly get by what's hanging it up. Running out of options.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Have you tried running SFC on the C: drive to repair system files?
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
gusser

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate & Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billmcct View Post
Have you tried running SFC on the C: drive to repair system files?
I did not know of this Windows function (I'm an accountant by trade with enough computer experience to be dangerous!). I will try it tonight when the machine is free and let you know what happens. Thanks for this even if not the problem!
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I would recommend SFCfix which does a better job.
Download SFCFix 3.0.2.1

Make a restore point first.
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billmcct View Post
I would recommend SFCfix which does a better job.
Download SFCFix 3.0.2.1

Make a restore point first.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gusser View Post
The problem is something in Windows is corrupt and hangs Windows system image and all cloning software. Could I load Macrium on another computer and stick the dynamic system disk in it and clone that way? I'm thinking it could possibly get by what's hanging it up. Running out of options.
sfcfix.exe by Niemiro
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