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Windows 7: Dual boot Vista X64/7x64

16 Mar 2009   #11
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Ok, the second HD is a Dynamic disk.

Otherwise, you will need a third party partition manager to convert the Dynamic disk to a Basic disk , without data loss.
can that be done ?

I have had two bad experiences with dynamic disks and both times recovered only by copying data to another drive then starting again

the only third party partition manager I find works well with all OS from XP thru to win 7 is Eausus


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16 Mar 2009   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

The only free software that I know of for that is Testdisk - instructions here:

How to non-destructively convert dynamic disks to basic disks My PKB

Copy any really essential data off beforehand.

You should then be able to sort out the boot problems using Startup Repair on the dvd.

I say should , because nothing is ever certain. What have you got to lose except a little time - and you may have fun doing it.
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16 Mar 2009   #13
killerhz

Vista/Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

The only free software that I know of for that is Testdisk - instructions here:

How to non-destructively convert dynamic disks to basic disks My PKB

Copy any really essential data off beforehand.

You should then be able to sort out the boot problems using Startup Repair on the dvd.

I say should , because nothing is ever certain. What have you got to lose except a little time - and you may have fun doing it.
Thanks man it looks like my seagate barracuda s dead. I tried to even format but can't find the drive that is connected. looks like it's RMA time.
Man this really bums me out. Not even 2 months old and craps out on me. I have had my WD for 2+ years and not one issue that wasn't cause by me.
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16 Mar 2009   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That's bad news .
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