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Bootable CD for deleting Dynamic Disk

Q: Bootable CD for deleting Dynamic Disk

I messed up my hard drive using Hex Editor in Windows 7 because I want converted my entire hard drive from dynamic to basic and then from basic to dynamic because my hard drive was not showing 15 gb space in basic but failed.
Now I can't even boot Windows and When I want to boot my computer with Windows vista or Windows 7 CD it don't go hard disk deleting ad formatting option, it don't go further after copying files
Is there a way for me to delete the entire dynamic disk, convert to basic, and start over with the Windows installation.

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Preferred Solution: Bootable CD for deleting Dynamic Disk

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A: Bootable CD for deleting Dynamic Disk

Find a DOS system boot disk from an older version of Windows, like Win98, and use the Fdisk utility to delete and recreate the partition. You should be able to do the rest with the Win 7 DVD after that.

If you can't find an old boot disk, try a program like Gparted, but you'll probably have to get a buddy to burn it onto CD/DVD for you, or else put it on a thumb drive.

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I have a 500gb dynamic hard disk that contains the Windows 7 64bit Ultimate OS. Just the OS, programme files and libraries. That's about 94gb. The rest is free. Unfortunately it was set up as dynamic. It has just 2 partitions. 100 MB (system) and 465gb (boot, page file, crash dump).

I want to clone this to a 120gb SSD for faster response. I dont need a dynamic setup, basic is fine.

But, I dont want to have to reinstall Win 7 64 from the start. Too many programmes, too much hassle.

Can it be done?

Thanks

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ok...
first time...
so i got this cool Hp laptop .... nice
the bad part ...
I had a single 500 gb Hard disk. only two partitions ... experimented to partition it ...
1. I upgraded my basic drive to dynamic drive ( got four partitions now)
2. My OS (win 7 home premium x64) is on one of the partiotion on the dynamic disk.
QUESTIONS
How do i convert back to basic... i only have my OS key no install cd?
Can i take a back up or sys image that i can use later on after converting my hard disk to basic?
HELP!!!

A:dynamic disk to basic disk when win 7 is installed on dynamic disk

The only way to convert non-destructively is using Partition Wizard old version 4.12 downloadable from here: partition wizard 4.2 free.zip - Windows Live#

From PW Disk tab>Convert to Basic.

Back up your files and a Win7 backup image first: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup. Use external HD, another HD, DVD's, another computer on your network, or 25gb of free storage on Skydrive with each Windows Live ID.

Afterwards post back a screenshot of your full maximized Disk mgmt drive map with listings and tell us what you want to do, we will give you the exact steps using PW.

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I used ESET sysrescue live which creates a bootable OS of ESET in pendrive for effective scanning.I inserted the pendrive and strated the laptop. A warning popped up saying "the NTFS partion with label 'windows' is hibernated". I restarted my laptop and From then, It is showing a warning "no bootable device-- insert bootable disk and press any key". Please help to resolve the issue. 

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I've got a question (actually based on Windows 2003).

I had a dynamic volume of 24.41GB, which I needed to extend 3 times - once by 9.77GB, and twice by 10.00GB.

I now no longer need the three extensions - can I delete the three extended dynamic volumes without compromising the data on the original dynamic volume, which now fills only 50% of the original 24.41GB?
 

A:Deleting Dynamic Volumes

Anyone?
 

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I used ESET sysrescue live which creates a bootable OS of ESET in pendrive for effective scanning.I inserted the pendrive and strated the laptop. A warning popped up saying "the NTFS partion with label 'windows' is hibernated". I restarted my laptop and From then, It is showing a warning "no bootable device-- insert bootable disk and press any key". Please help to resolve the issue. 

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Hi, I'm trying to clone my 500G dynamic drive (with windows XP and data) onto a new 1T drive, so that I can easily boot off it (with all my data ready to go) should anything happen to my existing drive, but I'm having a few difficulties doing this.

Using Acronis with Plus Pack.. I clicked on the 'one click' back up first, which resulted in about 20Gig of data transferred over, so I figured that couldn't be right, (I have 300G of data). So then went for the clone disc drive option, and thats where the troubles begin.

Firstly, it won't let me choose my dynamic drive as the source because it tells me the source drive is empty! (It is most definitely not empty! There is no mistaking the 2 drives either. The source drive is half the size of the destination drive and has a different manufacturer name so I wasn't just being thick at this stage).

When I right clicked on my C drive in my computer, I noticed I could access the acronis back up tool from there, and ticked to include all the other letters of the dynamic drive. It appeared to copy the lot to the destination (new) disc drive. Wasn't sure if it was done right as there was no software or progress bar telling me what it was doing or when it was done, as it was all being done quietly in the background unknown to me.

Now it appears that I have backed up all my C,D,E and F data onto the new drive (by clicking through a 'my backups' folder and going through .tib thingy to acc... Read more

A:Problems cloning dynamic drive to make it bootable (using acronis plus pack)

What partitions are included in the dynamic drive and why are you using it (that just about doubles your chances of failure and data loss)?
 

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Boot drive (OS drive): Western Digital 160GB (WDC WD1600JS-00NBC1), clean install of Windows 7 from DVD, nothing else on the drive. Data drive: Western Digital 640GB (WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B0), NTFS-formatted, lots of data from a Windows XP machine. BIOS shows that both are there and connected. Device Manager shows that both are there and working properly. Western Digital LifeGuard diagnostics show that both are there and working properly. 'Computer' section shows only the boot drive. Disk Management shows only the boot drive. DISKPART shows both disks:   Disk ###  Status   Size      Free    Dyn  Gpt   Disk 0       Invalid  596 GB  0 B       *    Disk 1       Online   149 GB  0 B When installing Windows 7, it saw both drives and gave me a choice of which drive to install on. I've swapped drives, swapped cables, no change. I tried having only the data drive connected and running Windows setup again - it did not see the data drive. Tried it on another Windows 7 machine with completely different hardware.  Same problem. How do I make my data drive usable?  I am completely baffled. Thanks, Drew DISKPART Detailed Information DISKPART> select disk 0 Disk 0 is now the selected disk. DISKPART> detail disk WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B0 ATA Device Disk ID: 2777C72D Type   : ATA Status : Invalid Path   : 1 Target : 1 LUN ID : 0 Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1401)#ATA(C01T01L00) Current Read-only State : No Read-only  : No Boot Disk  :... Read more

A:My data drive not in Disk Management, listed as an Invalid Dynamic disk in DISKPART?

If you are OK with data loss on disk 0 you can do the following,
 
diskpart> sel dis 0
diskpart> clean
diskpart> conv dyn
 
This would reactivate your disk.
Invalid occurs due to many reasons like on spanned volume,
suppose few sectors have gone bad. So you are going to lose that data and as such disk becomes invalid.
 
Regards
Satish

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Hey people,
So I wanted to install Ubuntu (or some other linux os) alongside Windows with dual boot and all. After going through some problems, I found out that my disk is dynamic and that was what was causing all the issues. I tried looking for ways to convert dynamic disks to basic ones without wiping them, but no luck. There were some programs that supposedly do that, but when I tried using them, the option wasn't there or returned some error. Is there some way around that? I really want to install a linux os, but I don't want to delete everything.
Any help is appreciated :D

A:Converting dynamic disk to basic disk Dell inspiron 15R 5537

Have you tried AOMEI Dynamic Disk Converter? I once used it, and it went successfully. it provides 
 two options to convert dynamic disk to basic disk. 
Method 1: Convert a dynamic disk back to basic disk. Safely, directly and time-saving (only take 3-10 seconds) revert a dynamic disk back to basic disk without losing data. Method 2: Convert any dynamic volume to basic partition. Sector by sector clone simple volume, spanned volume, striped volume, mirrored volume and RAID-5 volume from dynamic to basic disk.

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Hello ,

I have a Dell laptop which came with Windows 7 installed and disk type was dynamic. I need to install Linux(not on a virtual machine) so I have to convert the disk from dynamic to basic .

The problem is that all methods require that I delete all volumes and re install Windows . I have a lot of tools and applications installed that will require a week to re install .

So , Is there a way to change the dynamic disk of my current laptop I am working on to basic disk without having to remove windows and re installing it ?

Or is there way to convert a single volume to basic so that I can install Ubuntu on it ?

A:Convert dynamic disk of a laptop to basic disk w/o reinstalling win

According to this tutorial, no:






Quote:
Before you convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk, be sure to backup anything that you do not want to lose on that dynamic disk. Converting the dynamic disk back to a basic disk requires that all dynamic volumes are deleted on the disk first.


How to Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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Hi, I have laptop with system (199mb), windows, recovery and tools, so the 4 primary are taken.
I created another partition in unallocated space, and it converted the disk and all partitions dynamic.

If I image the windows partition with macrium, convert the disk back to basic, and restore the image, will it work 100% as if it was imaged on a basic disk, or does the fact it was imaged on a dynamic partition change anything in the image?

Also, can I just move all the folders and files from the system partition to the windows partition, and just run a start-up repair in macrium or paragon, and it will make the windows partition active and bootable?


Thanks.

A:restoring an imaged dynamic disk partition to a basic disk?

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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I am facing problem of unable to shrink c drive in my windows 7 home premium.I have read everyone writing in about not to change the hard disk to dynamic type,but after partitioning one time using disk management now all my partitions are dynamic type & I still have 288gb left in c drive.
I need help.

A:hard disk changed to dynamic type after using disk management

Read this tutorial on how to covert back from Dynamic. Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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[Apologies if I have posed this in the wrong place; thanks for moving it if necessary!]
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Good morning Folks!

I thought this would be simple: 1TB HDD with Two 500GB Partitions E: & Z:. Having available space in E: and needing more in Z: I performed a "Shrink" on E: of 75GB then "Expanded" Z: to the full amount available. I was warned it would change the disk to Dynamic (thus not being able to boot from it; I thought this would not be an issue as it is a secondary data disk). I ended up with 3 visible partitions with 2 named exactly the same and acting as one. e.g. "Properties" on one is identical to the other.
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Appreciation to all who read this and those who respond with my next advised move (if any).
Best,

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I am in desperate need for your help.
I just bought a new HP laptop (Envy 14) with Window 7 home on it. The hard drive has 500 GB capacity and has 4 partitions already on it.
1. System (199 MB, it does not have drive letter)
2. Partition C
3. Recovery (partition D, 16 GB)
4. HP_Tools (partition E, 103 MB)
I want to partition drive C into 2 parts: one small capacity for all system file and program file, the one large capacity for all data files. I have done this in my previous computers with Window XP and without any problems. I used free software ?Partition Wizard Home Edition? to do it.
My computer still runs fine except I just realize that all partitions now become dynamic disk. I don?t know how it happened. When I try to run Acronis True Image software to create backup image it won?t even see the disk.
Here is the screen shot of my HD current configuration: Partition G is the new one I created for data file.


I read through the posts on this forum and I am still not sure what my options are at this point.
1. If I want to create image backup for the whole system using Acronis True Image or some other software, do I have to converting the dynamic disk to basic disk to do that?
2. I read tutorial on how to convert dynamic disk to basic disk. It seems to me that wouldrequire deleting the current disk and all files on it. I have already installed a lot of software on the computer. I really don?t want to reinstall them if I don?t have to. I only h... Read more

A:Urgent Help Needed- Converting Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk

There is a tutorial here which may be of help:

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

It is late here and this is the kind of thing I like to think through for a while before acting. It's better - and easier - to do it right the first time than try to undo a goof later on. You sound like you are being (very sensibly) cautious, so I'd recommend waiting for some other ideas before acting. I'll throw some ideas out there to get you started.

Do you have an external USB hard drive you can use to copy partitions to?

A quick look at the HP_Tools partition leads me to believe that it might be a candidate for deletion, but I'd check that before acting further. Unless HP gave you several DVDs worth of recovery discs, I'd say that the recovery partition is the only thing standing between you and having to possibly order a set of discs should something go wrong along the way. Does the laptop have a program for making your own set of recovery discs? If so, I'd do that now.

Someone else is likely to come along with some better ideas, but hopefully this will get you started.

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Hi, I was going to try dual booting Windows 8 on my laptop following a guide I found, and it said to go onto disk manager and shrink a volume to create another volume. The guide after the shrink only had two disks, and I had 5 disks (A recovery disk, HP tools and a blank one, along with my C disk, and the newly made one, named Windows 8 which I have now gotten rid of), after creating the other volume, it said about converting to a dynamic disk, I thought this was normal and clicked okay. After this I researched into dynamic and basic disks and found that only basic disks can contain a volume which is "active", where the BIOS boots Windows from, but because I converted the basic disk to a dynamic, the volume labelled active now doesn't display that it is active. (The guide's disk still said basic)
So now I am worried that my laptop won't boot, so I keep putting it into sleep mode (open and closing it) because this doesn't require BIOS. Please tell me whether it is safe to turn off my computer and turn it back on, I can't afford it not to work.

Here is a picture of my current and only disk on my laptop:



One more thing, I'm sure that the one which said active before was the one with no name on the left.

Thanks for reading :-)
Twiglets

A:Disk management converted only disk to dynamic, will it boot?

From what I've read, the only major difference with dynamic disc's is that it's more flexible, in that it allows you more options in manipulating the disc itself. See link. You are fine with either setup.

Basic Storage Versus Dynamic Storage in Windows XP

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Hello guys, I am trying to install Win 8.1 as dual boot with Win 7. But all partitions of my disk are dynamic. I went through the tutorial in the help section but few questions are not clear. I have downloaded partition wizard as well.

As shown in the disk layout, there are 9 partitions on Disk 1 which is dynamic.
1) Since basic disk can only have 4 primary disks, 3 primary and 1 extended etc, so will it convert all these disks to primary and extended/logical without any data loss?
2) Which disks would be primary partition and which one would be extended/logical partition?

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Convert dynamic disk to basic disk in Windows 7

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 when you added partitions.

You can only have four Primary partitions or 3 Primary and unlimited Logical. Had you asked us we would have advised you that to keep HP System, Recovery and Diagnostics Tools (OEM) partitions bootable you'd need to convert C to Logical to add any partitions adjacent to that. How to set partition as Primary or Logical.

The solution to reconvert to Basic non-destructively is to boot free Partition Wizard CD version 4.2 which is the last one which offers this as a free feature: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live.

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

Back up the files on the newly created partitions which tipped disk to Dynamic, which will need to be deleted before disk will convert back to Basic. If Win7 won't boot you can Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console.

Boot CD, delete all partitions you created in excess of four Primary partitions. Then follow these video steps: How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?

After conversion to Basic, set C to Logical then create any new logical partitions adjacent to C.
How to set partition as Primary or Logical.
Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help

Finally, you should seriously consider wiping the entire HD to do a superior... Read more

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Hey. I wanted to do a software RAID1 to my current Windows 7 system disk. I saw a few tutorials and guides were this had been done.

I converted my present system disk (2 data partitions + system recovery partition + small boot partition?) into a dynamic disk. I was not able to mirror the disk because of the new Advanced Format sector sizes being different between the disks (old one 512 per sector, new one 4096 per sector). Anyhow.

I rebooted, and got the error "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"
When I boot the Windows 7 DVD and select repair, it can not repair the boot automatically.
It can not see the disk either.

When I boot into Hiren's limited XP, the Disk Management does only see a Dynamic disk - foreign. I don't know if that's my other disk or my system disk. It sees 1 dynamic disk, the USB stick where Hiren is running from and my CD drive. Screenshot at the bottom.
The Device Manager correctly identifies both disks.

At this moment, I have 2 HDD's connected. Both are 1Tb. One is the Samsung disk, with my Windows install (normally C:\) and a data partition (normally D:\). The other is a data disk (normally F:\)

When I boot into Linux, it does see my files and partitions. But it gives off many errors.

I suppose it's an error with the boot loader or boot partition? How can I fix this?
With the mismatch between sector size, I think I'll have to clone it onto a more recent disk, but it has to work, either as a dynamic or ba... Read more

A:Unbootable after changing to dynamic disk. Win recovery can't see disk

We only see problems with RAID and Dynamic disks here. Dynamic is intended to span a partition across multiple HD's. RAID isn't even redundant since many lose everything if one disk fails. So I would not do it.

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I'm trying to create a new disk partition so that I can install Windows 8 (Consumer Preview) on it. However, I'm running into an issue here. When I go to create the partition, I get to the final step and this is what I run into (see image below).

I'm thinking of just leaving the space unallocated and formatting it when I do my install of 8, but then I'm afraid that might render my Windows 7 partition unbootable. Will that happen? Or should I go for it?

A:Create New Disk Parition--Dynamic Disk Only?

It's hard to tell with the drives covered up in Disk Management, but you should be able to use the tutorial below to create a logical partition to use to install Windows 8 onto instead. You do not want to convert the disk to dynamic.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi...

Am trying to convert a 2TB Sata from a dynamic drive to a basic one. Hve followed all the steps... Removed all volumes, etc.

But i right click on the disk and click the Convert to Basic, I keep getting this message, "The operation is not allowed on a disk that is offline."

Cant's figure out why as the disk shows Online. Have also tried it through the Command Prompt using Diskpart. The status shows it is online, has no volumes and Read Only is set to 'No'. However, when I enter the Convert Basic command, I get the same message, "The operation is not allowed on a disk that is offline."

Grateful for any help...

A:Not able to convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk

Try wiping the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command to clear the boot sector before running "Convert Basic."

If that fails try using the non-destructive conversion tool on Partition Wizard which is still a free feature in version 4.2: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live.

Burn ISO file to CD with Windows Image Burner, boot CD, highlight disk number, from Disk tab select Convert to Basic, OK, Apply.

If those fail then I'd run the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by Disk Check on a full disk partition you create.

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I have a 1TB drive with a 50GB system and boot partition and the rest as data storage. I want to convert it to a Dynamic disk. However when try I get the error ""there is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation"

On the system partition there is 10GB free and on the data one about 350GB.
 

A:Cannot convert Basic disk to Dynamic disk

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Last night as I was attempting to install Windows 8 RP to test it out, I decided I would do a dual boot incase I didn't like it. It downloaded, burned fined and I went to make a new partition, and this is where things went south for me. It converted every disk to dynamic once I had created the new disk to install it on and for the life on me I can't get it to convert back to basic, so I'm pretty well screwed if something goes wrong.

Things I've done:
1) Attempt system restore - Ok, so I didn't have a restore point created so this is of no help.

2) I followed this guide found here on SevenForums and attempted all 3 methods - nothing worked
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

3) I downloaed EaseUse Partition master to attempt to change dynamic back to basic, and still a no go.

4) Tried to install Windows 8 again and it would not let me delete the current dynamic disk partitions to start over

5) Tried HP recovery tools to set the computer back to factory condition and it wouldn't work.


I have no clue where to go from here. Is it possible to delete everything and start over from scratch or will it still be dynamic? At this point, i want a time machine so I can go back before ever attempting to make a dual boot. I honestly don't have the money to invest in a new harddrive right now so any help is GREATLY appreciated.

A:Cant convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk

Hello skyisover. Welcome to the Forum

You can't change the drive structure from any program that is running from the hard drive. You must be using a program that boots and runs from CD or DVD.

Assuming you have backed up all of your data (and even better, have a disk image of your C drive?):

Best: Download and burn a CD with Partition Wizard bootable CD on it.
Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.
Then boot from the CD and use the tool to do the conversion. This has worked for many people.
How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard magic partition manager?

The nuclear option: You will need to run the Diskpart procedure from your W7 installation disk:
Command Prompt at Startup (Option 1)
Then use the "Clean All" command to wipe the hard drive. "Clean All" will write all zeros to the drive. It is slow but very effective.

When finished you will then have a hard drive with all unallocated space that you can format and use to reinstall W7 clean, and then reinstall all of your programs. It goes without saying that there will be nothing on the drive, so back up what you need.

What happened is that you probably had 4 Primary partitions before you tried to install W8. Creating a 5th Primary will automatically convert the drives to Dynamic. That partition was probably created by the W8 installer that defaults to a Primary Parttition. In the future, create your new (Log... Read more

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Hello,
I'm using Genuine Windows 7 HP SP1 x64 OEM version in my Acer Notebook.
Nowadays I have a trouble with my primary disk drive.

I Used 3rd party partition management software to shrink my "C" drive. The operation outside the windows wasn't successful and I faced a disk check after that. BTW It goes fine and my whole HDD becomes a dynamic disk. I want to convert it back to basic. But the convert option is inactivated in third party partition management softwares and even disk management utility. So how do I convert it back to basic?

I tried a clean custom windows installation, but I have following errors.

I'm unable to create, delete, extend any volumes here. All options are inactivated (gray) The only option available is "format"

And I was unable to continue Installing windows in the different drive. Then it gives me the bellow error;

Now what can I do to get my HDD back to the previous state?

Please help me.

Thanks in advance before.

A:How to Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk?

What a mess. First you have to reduce the total number of partitions to 4 - better even 3. Then do this:

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

If you end up with 3 primary partitions, then you can create an extended partition under which you can define up to 120 logical partitions.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Note: the 'System Reserved' has to be primary. All others can be logical.

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Hi i resized my D: partition. It's now 70 GB and there is a 60 gb unallocated partition. When i want to format it windows asks me to change basic disk to dynamic disk. I never did this again. Is there any risks of changing it?

A:Change a basic disk to dynamic disk?

Dynamic disks are a pain. Do not deal with them. If you would post a snip of your Disk Management, we could have a look what needs to be done. Apparently you already have 4 primary partitions.

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i was restoring my windows 7 hp computer using a usb bootable disk. i was trying to delete all of the disk partitions on my hard drive and i would not let me delete any of them so i was clicking around and clicked c drive and formatted it. so now i cant install an OS because i have dynamic disks and cant change them to basic because i don't have a OS . thanks .

A:Convert dynamic disk to basic disk without os - help please

How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard magic partition manager?

http://www.partitionwizard.com/parti...otable-cd.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NX_4WtfmxA

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
You just need to re install windows, and stop randomly clicking things.

Clean Install Windows 7

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I have created a Bart PE bootable XP cd.
I can boot into windows using this CD
I would like to know how to copy the data in my hard disk to pen drive or flash drive.

Thank you.

A:How to copy data from hard disk to pen drive using Bart PE bootable disk?

When it comes to actually using the BartPE disc, you?ll need to first enter your BIOS and set the CDROM drive as your primary boot device, this is the default setting in most computers.Once BartPE is loading, when prompted for network support, click ?no? if you do not need it like in this case to save yourself some time.Click on Go , Programs, A43 File Management UtilityThis will open a similar program to windows explorer so you can copy your data before formatting. Locate the hard disk where your windows installation is on, select the folders you want to backup and copy them to the other partition or hard disk.If you have an external USB hard disk and want to copy your data on it, make sure you connect it to the computer before you boot with the BartPE disk.http://reanimatepc.com

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I have created a Bart PE bootable XP cd.
I can boot into windows using this CD
I would like to know how to copy the data in my hard disk to pen drive or flash drive.

Thank you.
 

A:How to copy data from hard disk to pen drive using Bart PE bootable disk?

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i have made a partition in windows 7 using disk management.. after finishing a message displayed that this will convert all ur disk basic to dynamic disk and u will not able to load ur windows os from other disk except where it is installed,, !!!!!!!!
Is there any problem in this.. i m having 5 partitions namely.. C,D,system partition G of 199mb, E,, and now new volume H..
also what is this system partition G contains that does not show the files which it contains..
Please tell me if i have risked my laptop by creating partition and converting basic disk to dynamic disk???????

A:basic disk to dynamic disk

Hello prateek,

You do not want to convert the disk to dynamic.

Instead, you can create logical partitions using the tutorial below for this.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Product: Hp Pavillon G6
Object: Brand a new SSD as HP with Recovery HP_TOOLS SYSTEME partition to make the ssd bootable and reset factory default the OS to use a new windows
Issue: Compmgmt.msc show Dynamic Disk instead Basic Disk
Question: Will Dynamic Disk on SSD will boot ?
Exemple: See the picture
URGENT answer, I have to setup the new SSD tonight
PS: What I remember is Dynamic is for RAID normally, but I do no want raid but AHCI

A:Basic disk vs dynamic disk

I think it been converted in DYNAMIC by the last part, SSD_HP.
I used O&O Disk Image To save and restore Disk Partition.
O&O Wouldn't let me create the last partition SSD_HP, so I did by compmgmt.msc

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I always get windows boot manager error no matter what i do. Even if i set my microsoft bootable drive it still goes to windows boot manager error. I also tried removing any external devices even changed the flash drive i use for bootable drive but it
still doesn't work. The only time bootable drive works was when i remove the hdd. I can't access F8 no matter what so ican't access safe mode and cmd.

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I started a new partition and realized i dont need it now i just want to delete the partition, what is the best course of action here..

A:dynamic disk

Is the problem 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.

If so 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: pw422.zip 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 video steps: How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?

After conversion if you want help adding a partition post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attached using paper clip in Reply Box.

If you're not sure whether you did this then post back the screenshot now.

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When I try to install Windows 8 on a separate partition, it says something like this:
Here is the partition (I also tried with an uncollated drive too):


I really want to run windows 8 it without a VM.

A:Dynamic Disk

It's complaining that the C drive (that's Drive 0, partition 2) is a dynamic volume, and it's on the same physical disk as your Win8 partition. Any disk that contains a dynamic partition can not be used to install a boot volume in Windows 8, so since the disk has dynamic partitions, you get this error. Boot volumes should really never be dynamic other than testing, and even that would be kind of silly.

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I apologize for the length and detail that I must include here; but, it is all necessary as this is a problem I have worked on for weeks back and forth with Acronis True Image tech support.

I have been having trouble getting Acronis True Image Home 10 to recognize SATA drives--any SATA drive.

I connected an SATA drive to my system and then used Norton Ghost 9 to restore an image to it that was created earlier with Norton Ghost 9. The SATA drive is now fully functional in Windows, bootable and all when connected to the system where it was originally made. However, Acronis True Image 10 does not list its drive letter as an available drive from which I can create a new image.

Acronis True Image tech support, after weeks of bandying this problem to and fro, has decided to dump the problem into my lap by telling me this is a dynamic disk and they don't support dynamic disks.

They referenced this article:
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/support/kb/?aid=504

When this disk was originally prepared and before I restored its Norton Ghost 9 image, I prepared it the same way I prepare all disks. So, if all disks are prepared the same way and the only difference I can detect here is that this is an SATA instead of PATA, my question is:

How did this SATA disk become "dynamic" when PATA disks prepared the same way do not have this problem. And, what is a "dynamic" disk and how does it differ from other disks? Pardon my ignorance; but, I just don't kn... Read more

A:What is a dynamic disk?

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I've just bought an HP DV6 2113-SA laptop. It has Win7 HP 64 bit installed. As it has a 500 GB hdd I wanted to create a backup partition, leaving about 100gb for the C:\Windows partition. This is so that when I run Acronis True Image 2010 it kept the image to a more manageable size and I needed the backup partition to store the images (I would have also kept a copy elsewhere as well). I also wanted to get as much space on the backup partition so I could do some (basic) video editing.
It wasn't until I installed Acronis that I found that it did not support dynamic disks. Is this due to the Win 7 64 bit version as I also have 32 bit Win 7 which is fine?
I see that Acronis do a Plus pack which give support to dynamic disks but is that the only solution?
I'm normally quite happy with disk imaging but I would hate to foul something up here. I have already shrunk C:\ and created a partition in the unallocated space. Is that OK to do or should I revert back to just C:\? I should also mention that there are D:\Recovery and E:\HP Tools partitions.
I'm confused by this dynamic disk thing as I didn't expect that at all!
Hoping someone can advise.

A:Dynamic disk?

You need to use a External Hd for your backups, as if the HD goes down you will loose the backups.

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when setting up a new 2.5 hdd for use as a backup device - I set it as a dynamic disk

what does this mean ?
 

A:What is a Dynamic disk?

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i have the same problem, it gives me the same error, "Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The partition contains one or more dynamic volumes that are not supported for installation."
what should i do.... heres a picture ???

A:Disk is dynamic

Hi Stefelz,

why would you use a dynamic disk? You do not need this.

Jeff

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I'm working on a machine that's got the main 120G disk as basic and the slave 120G disk as dynamic. (OS is w2k)

I don't know much about dynamic disks. What, if any, are the advantages to having just the slave disk dynamic? From what I've read, it seems that all the disks should be dynamic for maximum advantage.

Will the main drive being basic and the slave dynamic cause me any problems? The slave is used for data storage and storing ghost images of the OS partition. As it is, I'm unable to view the contents of the ghost image with Ghost Explorer.

The final setup I'm trying to create has the main/basic drive partitioned with 12G for the OS and 108G for data. The slave/dynamic drive is to contain synced copies of the data folders from the main drive. The slave is in a removable HDD tray.

I'm thinking that it would be best to wipe the slave and convert it to basic.

Any thoughts are appreciated.
 

A:Dynamic disk

the only time you really need a drive to be dynamic is when your using it as some kind of back up, like in a RAID situiation or if you wanna span the volume of the drive into multiple drives.

it sort of sounds like your doing that, so you may want to leave it.
 

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Hello,

I have a healthy and functional Dynamic disk under Vista 32bit. This volume is spanned over 5 physical disks, all of them almost full.
I just purchased a NAS that supports 6 physical disks.
My intention is to somehow use my older disks but to achieve that i would need to progressively move my data to the NAS while freeing disks from the Windows RAID and moving them to the NAS.
How do I do that?
I mean is it possible to move data out of my Windows RAID freeing a specific physical disk, then removing it from the RAID and do it again and again until all the Windows RAID is dismantled?

Thank you

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Is there any way in Win 7 to convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk without losing data?

A:Dynamic disk

Microsoft does not support or supply any utility that can convert a dynamic disk to basic. I believe there are third party utilities that can do this but I don't know of any.

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Hi,

Please can anyone tell me how to convert a basic HDD to a dynamic HDD ?
What are the advantages & the disadvantages.

2 HDD (SATA) 200GB each (Seagate).
Win2k, WinXP & Win2003 Server.
1 GB RAM (Kingston)
1 CD-ROM (Teac)
No NIC
VGA : On board.
Sound : On board
Mobo : D865GBF
Thank you.
 

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Hello all,
Today I was trying to extend one of the partitions on my seagate barracuda 3tb drive. Disk management asked me if I wanted to convert my disk from basic to dynamic, which I accepted. BIG MISTAKE. That failed, and it left my disk showing in disk management as "dynamic invalid". I can't access my data on windows or even a Linux live cd.
After doing some googling I found that by changing some of the values on the disk with a hex editor like HxD (), it would go back to being a basic disk.
After trying this, I realized this method only works on disks that are under 2 tb. I have yet to find a method to fix this on a disk that is above 2 tb. If there is no way to convert it back, is there at least a way to retrieve my data off the disk?
Thanks!
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x64

A:Dynamic invalid disk

Hi
 
The manual Hex editing you did may make the problem worse. You should only try that as a last resort. Anyway, please download and install Partition Guru Pro Trial from the below link.
 
http://www.eassos.com/partitionguru.php
 
It may allow you to view the contents of invalid partitions and copy data from them. 

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Hello all,
Today I was trying to extend one of the partitions on my seagate barracuda 3tb drive. Disk management asked me if I wanted to convert my disk from basic to dynamic, which I accepted. BIG MISTAKE. That failed, and it left my disk showing in disk management as "dynamic invalid". I can't access my data on windows or even a Linux live cd.
After doing some googling I found that by changing some of the values on the disk with a hex editor like HxD (How to recover a Dynamic Invalid Disk in Windows 7 - YouTube), it would go back to being a basic disk.
After trying this, I realized this method only works on disks that are under 2 tb. I have yet to find a method to fix this on a disk that is above 2 tb. If there is no way to convert it back, is there at least a way to retrieve my data off the disk?
Thanks!
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x64

A:Dynamic invalid disk

MrPieGuy1234, welcome to EightFoums. You could try this link

Change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk: Storage Services; Local File Systems
Also look here

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

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Hiya all,

I have an EEE pc here, with only 2gb SSD inside, and running windows!
(Yes i really would be better off selling it on ebay and buy some lego or something) - buuttt, I had a final thought before doing so; to span the volume onto my external drive.

However when I try to convert my external 2.5" IDE 40gb HDD, the 'convert to dynamic disk' is grayed out.

I don't know what to make of this, and have found nothing much specific enough on google so far....

any clues please???

Thanks in advance
 

A:Cannot convert to dynamic disk!?

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Hi All.

Can someone please help me.
Last night a few mates came round for a computer link up.
This morning when i boot up my computer i find that my (D) Backup & Data drive is no longer listed My Computer.
I then go into "Disk Management" my (D) Backup & Data drive is there, but now has a labled saying "Dynamic Disk".
What have thay done to my computer, and how can i gain access to my drive / files again?

Thanks for your time.

A:Removing Dynamic Disk

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Originally Posted by Mad Professor


Hi All.

Can someone please help me.
Last night a few mates came round for a computer link up.
This morning when i boot up my computer i find that my (D) Backup & Data drive is no longer listed My Computer.
I then go into "Disk Management" my (D) Backup & Data drive is there, but now has a labled saying "Dynamic Disk".
What have thay done to my computer, and how can i gain access to my drive / files again?

Thanks for your time.




Some times the best cure for this is to do a system restore. It will do no harm in trying.

Use System Restore
After you've decided to use System Restore to revert your system to a previous state, start the System Restore Wizard and follow the prompts. To use the System Restore Wizard, make sure you're logged on as an administrator, and then follow these steps:

1.
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.

2.
On the Welcome screen, click Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.

3.
On the Select a Restore Point page, select the date from the calendar that shows the point you'd like to restore to, as shown in Figure 2, and then click Next.

4.
On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, verify that the correct restore point is chosen, and then close any open programs.

5.
Click Next if you are r... Read more

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I have been having trouble removing spyware etc from my XP Pro machine, I decided in the end the best thing to do was a complete format.

I had recently converted my HD and it's 3 partitions to a dynamic disk, without thinking whilst going through the XP text setup, I clicked delete partition for C:\ and created a new one, this in turn deleted the dynamic disks, I never clicked format after I had created the new partition and quit the installation.

I removed the hard disk and put it in another XP machine, I can see the 3 dynamic volumes using the disk management tool and the all say failed, I cannot get them back online or figure out how to repair them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Dynamic Disk Recovery

You can try importing the disk via disk manager to see if you can't recover the data on the other two volumes. You may need to use a recovery software that supports dynamic disks.
 

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I shrank my C: drive about 40 gigabytes so I could make a backup partition. Once it finished it changed all my partitions except the boot one to dynamic, even the C: drive. Is this fine? Will it ruin anything or will I need to change my C: drive back to basic or primary? On my laptop my C: drive is blue on the bottom Disk 0 line and on the list its listed as basic.

A:Dynamic Disk Type?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Vigorous


I shrank my C: drive about 40 gigabytes so I could make a backup partition. Once it finished it changed all my partitions except the boot one to dynamic, even the C: drive. Is this fine? Will it ruin anything or will I need to change my C: drive back to basic or primary? On my laptop my C: drive is blue on the bottom Disk 0 line and on the list its listed as basic.


Welcome V look mate am no expert but what exactly were you trying to do - if it was just backing up why not just use an external drive?

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Hello,
I have been using computers for a while but just recently started to learn what is really going on. I am having trouble understanding what a dynamic disk is. I have read a lot online but I need a very very simple explanation as I am an older person and a lot of the explanations I read online use technical terms which I also do not understand. I think what I have is a basic disk and I don't understand what a dynamic disk is. Can you have a dynamic disk if you have just a single regular physical disk, and if so what is the advantage. Please keep it as simple as possible which I know is frustrating to smart young people to have to do but I thank you for your understanding and patience.

A:dynamic disk in windows 7

Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

A dynamic disc is basically like RAID, but using software only. It's really not used to much these days due to poor performance, and that you can't use it on drives that a OS (Windows) is installed on since it would render the OS unbootable.

Was there something specific you were wanting to use a dynamic disc for?


For more detailed information on basic and dynamic disks to help better explain, see the links below. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.Convert a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
Basic and Dynamic Disks (Windows)
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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