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Trouble creating basic drive for Windows 7 reinstall Dynamic to Basic

Q: Trouble creating basic drive for Windows 7 reinstall Dynamic to Basic

Windows 8 is the default and only OS on this laptop. Please do not suggest restore or backups - they do not exist.

I am trying to reinstall a fresh Windows 7 back into this laptop for dual boot purposes. I have a Win7 ISO all ready to go on a flash drive. The problem is... I cannot get the 20GB "Windows Seven (S " drive to convert from dynamic to basic. THere is no data to backup, Im tryiong to do a fresh install. Ive been trying for two weeks.

Why am I trying to do this? Because I just want to get a copy of Win7 back on here to fall back upon when Redmond pulls the auth key for Win8 Dev

This is the status of my drives. Theres one.. its 465GB System has 200MB and Win8 is on C with 465GB. THIS is a Dynamic Drive. I know C cannot be made basic. I know Windows wontr install on anything but Basic.

How do I either 1. Fix this so I can install Windows 7 onto a new partition of 20-25GB OR 2. create a new drive for this?

I know how to create and shrink and delete all that Ive tried all this Data Partition - Windows 7 Forums and its other tuts but I cant get around the Dynamic. I dont want to pay 30 bucks for a tool either -- there must be a way to do this and I put my hopes in the Windows community to bail me out (if you have android troubles, i may be able to help )

I want to keep Win 8 as default, I know my way around this machine its just this dynamic drive is troublesome.

I am cross posting this in Win7 forum as well, not sure which place is more appropriate. Thanks.

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A: Trouble creating basic drive for Windows 7 reinstall Dynamic to Basic

Check out this post by Jaidyn and see if it'll help you:

http://www.eightforums.com/hardware-...html#post40357

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Windows 8 is the default and only OS on this laptop. Please do not suggest restore or backups - they do not exist.

I am trying to reinstall a fresh Windows 7 back into this laptop for dual boot purposes. I have a Win7 ISO all ready to go on a flash drive. The problem is... I cannot get the 20GB "Windows Seven (S " drive to convert from dynamic to basic. THere is no data to backup, Im tryiong to do a fresh install. Ive been trying for two weeks.

Why am I trying to do this? Because I just want to get a copy of Win7 back on here to fall back upon when Redmond pulls the auth key for Win8 Dev

This is the status of my drives. Theres one.. its 465GB System has 200MB and Win8 is on C with 465GB. THIS is a Dynamic Drive. I know C cannot be made basic. I know Windows wontr install on anything but Basic.

How do I either 1. Fix this so I can install Windows 7 onto a new partition of 20-25GB OR 2. create a new drive for this?

I know how to create and shrink and delete all that Ive tried all this Data Partition - Windows 7 Forums and its other tuts but I cant get around the Dynamic. I dont want to pay 30 bucks for a tool either -- there must be a way to do this and I put my hopes in the Windows community to bail me out (if you have android troubles, i may be able to help )

I want to keep Win 8 as default, I know my way around this machine its just this dynamic drive is troublesome.

I am cross posting this in Win8 forum as well, not sure which place is more a... Read more

A:Trouble creating basic drive for Windows 7 reinstall Dynamic to Basic

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD version 4.2 which still has non-destructive Dynamic>Basic conversion as a free feature: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live

Backup a WIn8 System image and your files, Boot CD, Rightclick on the HD to convert. Create/Resize your partitions as you wish.

Adapt these tips for getting a perfect Win7 reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7

Win7 should configure a Dual Boot menu, if not use EasyBCD to add Win7 after install. Earlier versions of Easy are still free.

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I've recently installed Windows 7 onto a single Western Digital Green 2tb drive and stupidly converted it to dynamic while adding partitions. I want to convert it back to basic but all the guides I have found on the internet are for a secondary drive that the computer isn't booting from.

I only have the one drive and I don't know what to do. I don't care about what is on the disk as it's just Windows which I can install again. I can't change anything in the installation of Windows (where you choose what drive to install it to and can create and delete partitions and what not) as all the options for the dynamic partitions are grayed out.

All the guides I can find for formatting the disc are done inside Windows which I can't really do as the disc I want to format is the one Windows boots from.

Anyone have any advice?

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Hi,

I know this is a well discussed topic,but i have been searching for an answer and trying out solutions(in vain) for almost 2hrs.

The problem is that i cant install Windows8,since i have a dynamic drive...
but i cant covert it into basic...
usually everyone has their main disk marked as basic,but mines marked as dynamic..ive attached the image..(x.jpg)
so i downloaded the minitool software ...now my doubt is should i click the convert to basic as shown in fig (v.jpg)? but doesnt doing so delete my windows 7 file or do some damage to the files existing? creating a backup is a viable option,but im just not sure of this whole procedure...

pls help..

A:Windows 8 Dynamic-Basic Drive Conversion Problem

Yes it will delete all partitions and data on the drive. Back up first, some more info here, Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk.

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Hi everyone,

I have a multi-partitioned hard drive. 4 Partitions in total (C: OS, D: Programs, E: docs, F: docs). After 2 years Windows 7 began having shut down problems, so I decided to reinstall the OS. Booted from the Windows 7 DVD and picked the first partition and formatted it and then installed the OS instead of just installing the OS over the old OS. I did this because in my mind I figured if I didn't format the C: drive, I would have left over files on the C: drive (Not sure if that is true or not). All other partitions were fine mind you.

Anyways the install went fine. I then went and booted off the Acronis Media Rescue CD to make a full backup of the install. Acronis would not see the disc because it was now dynamic.

This is where I noticed that Windows had converted the disc from basic to dynamic.

Now I am trying to figure out why would Windows 7 convert the disk to dynamic just because I deleted the first partition?

A:Reinstalled Windows 7 Multi-Partition Drive (Basic Disk now Dynamic)

When windows converts 3 primarys to 4, it turns the disk dynamic. Don`t know how it happened in your case, as you didn`t add any more. Strange Are you on this pc ? can you post a shot of disk management ?

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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I had an Acomdata external USB IDE HD used as backup storage. The data was password-protected with the software that came with the unit.

When the USB housing began to fail connecting to Windows, I connected the HD to the motherboard with the use of a SIIG Sata-to-IDE adapter.

My Windows 7 Pro O/S recognized the drive, but not the data.

In my frustration, I changed the drive type from 'basic' to 'dynamic.' I didn't format, just changed the drive type. No luck.

I then purchased an external Sabrent sata/IDE external housing unit... same 'invalid' dynamic error message within Disk Management.

When I {right-click} on the 'invalid' drive within Disk Management, it gives me these options:
1) Convert to Basic Disk,
2) Reactivate Disk, and
3) Offline.

Did I lose all my data?
Is there way to restore access?

ALL my backup is on this drive. Any suggestions or explanations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
PC Info:

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1) 64-bit
Intel i5 CPU, 750 @ 2.67 GHz w/16 MB RAM
 

A:Hard Drive Error 'Basic' to 'Dynamic'

ALL my backup is on this driveClick to expand...

If it is in fact a backup of data [and not the only copy] it is simple. Just delete ALL volumes on the drive in question, create one or more partitions and format with ntfs. Copy the data from the original source back to the drive.

The only way I know of converting a dynamic disk to a basic disk is to do the above.

If the disk contained your ONLY copy of data, then it is not a backup. If that is the case and you attempted to convert back to a basic disk, you are going to have to either run data recovery software on the drive or send it to a shop that does data recovery.
 

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Okay, so what happened was I was trying to partition my hard drive. Never did it before, and was pretty much just stumbling around, I guess some of the settings must have been off since it told me it was going to convert to Dynamic. I had no idea what Dynamic was until I had already converted it and found out I couldn't multi-boot with it. I only have one drive in, and even though my OS is on this drive my laptop runs fine. I just know that this is going to cause problems somehow in the future, so I want to fix it now and get it over with.

I do have recovery disks from HP, and I have all of my needed files saved to a disk. I've heard of some programs such as "Aomei Dynamic Disk Converter" but I don't really feel safe using them. Basically, should I reformat my hard drive? I've read about it here, but I've also read that you can't install from a recovery disk. And the recovery disks have already failed me once before (I tried to reinstall windows from them, it installed but somehow skipped the setup for username etc. and resulted in BSOD's at boot). On top of that, I also have a recovery partition. But that will be lost in the reformat. I tried to reinstall and format from the factory settings recovery, it went through fine but it's still dynamic. Windows 7 x64, by the way.

Help is very much appreciated

A:Changing Dynamic back to Basic on my laptop (Only have one drive).

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Check this tutorial. Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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I recently installed an SSD in my system, as I was clearing off my secondary disk I messed something up on it. My secondary drive is a 1tb WD Black that had 3 partitions. It had the 100mb System Reserved, a 75gb partition that contained my Windows 7 install and all necessary drivers, and the remaining 856gb was a Data partition that contained everything else (games, pics, music, files...)

I went through my Windows partition and got everything out of it that I needed. When it came to the System partition, i figured I didnt need it anymore so I deleted the volume and extended the 856gb partition. This turned the drive into a Dynamic drive. When I saw this it didnt look right to me so I tried to me so I deleted the 100mb volume again.

This is where everything went wrong. The file system is gone and both the 100mb and 856gb volumes are unusable. Disk Management says they are unformatted and are RAW.

I have tried a bunch of different programs, partition managers, recovery programs, lots of them. Im not really sure what Im doing though, Im not sure the steps that I need to take to fix this.

I think I need to convert it back to a Basic drive, then rebuild the MBR. Ive never had hard drive issues like this so its all brand new territory for me.

My original post about this issue was on another forum and can be found here with more pictures and steps that I have taken.
Deleted NTFS file system, need to restore

A:Converting Dynamic drive to Basic drive without data loss.

Hell Reverse, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use OPTION ONE or OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to be able to convert the disk from dynamic back to basic without losing any data.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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I think I know the answer before I ask, but here goes anyway. I have an HP dv6-2043 Laptop with Windows 7 installed (don't have Win7 cd). I really want to load Linux on a partition, but the partitions are now a dynamic disk and Linux doesn't see the partition I made for it. I can't even use Acronis True Image to backup the image as TI doesn't do dynamic. The question: Would it be possible to copy C:\*.* /s to a USB drive; clear all partitions; re partition in basic; load a Linux and copy the Windows from USB to a C partition; then use my backup DVD's to repair Windows.

A:Dynamic to Basic & reload Windows

Probably not. If you really want Linux, you can build a very cheap pc and use that. Better choice than fiddling with partitions. Otherwise, try using Gparted.

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So, I was derping around with my partitions a while back, and I somehow managed to change my hard disk to a dynamic one. I've seen some tutorials on how to change back to dynamic, but none of them seemed to cover how to do it if your OS is installed on the dynamic disk. Is there any way to change back to basic without losing my data? If not, what's the best way of changing it back to basic? If I just run DBAN or something and reinstall Windows, will my new partitions be basic? Thanks.

A:Windows 7 installed on dynamic disk, how to convert to basic?

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Probably your installation will be lost .

In a single disk, if you try to make more than four primary partitions, it will be converted to a dynamic one .

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I wanted to change my dynamic disk to a basic disk i read on a site to do it with HXD (Convert Dynamic Disk back to Basic Disk without data loss - Wilders Security Forums).. i did it restarted as it said and when i turned it on it loaded the bootlogo but then a blue screen flased for about half a second then it rebooted again. then it says repair but this is on a netbook and it has no DVD/CD drive my error code is 0xc0000225 HELP! i dont mind if i lose all of my data unless i still get windows 7. as i said i have no dvd/cd drive or a windows disk

A:Windows 7 not booting after conversion of dynamic disk to basic

The only safe method to do this conversion non-destructively is to use free Partition Wizard bootable CD, in which it is still a free feature only as late as version 4.2 which can be downloaded here: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live

Burn to CD using ImgBurn or Windows Image Burner, boot and post back a camera snap of the Drive map and listings shown clearly, or type them out: Screen Shots

It's possible the conversion didn't complete, or if it did you can repair or Recovery the installation.

How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?

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Hello,

I have Windows installed and all disk shows up as dynamic. If I reinstall Windows and delete all partitions during install and create a new one is my disk then basic?

Gr
Danny

A:Windows 7 dynamic disk with boot os back to basic

Welcome Danny


You may want to read the excellent tut, to confirm my answer and to possibly learn more yourself.
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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This is my first post, but I've been a long time lurker on the Seven forums; and they've provided a great deal of help. I googled for hours and could not find a solution to my specific problem. Wiping and re-installing is my last resort option, but I understand that it's entirely doable.

So I have what I believe is quite a unique situation. I got my new Crucial M4 64gb ssd a few days ago, installed windows to it, updates, etc. Prior to that I had Windows 7 Professional x64 installed to my Seagate Barracuda 1tb drive. Given the limited capacity of my ssd, I had partitioned 50gb of space (named it G:\) on my Seagate through the original install for the purpose of installing programs to it for the new Windows installation on my SSD. After getting the SSD all set up, I quickly noticed that 50gb was not enough space.

Before this mess occurred, dual booting was not a problem with the multiple partitions and whatnot.

So after taking a nap, I tiredly booted into the SSD and shrunk what was the C: volume on the other installation (and was now E or something) with the intent of extending the G partition into the unallocated space. Upon trying to extend it, Windows popped up warning me that it needed to convert the disk to a dynamic one (even though it didn't do this while in the Windows install from the Seagate, before I had the ssd) and that I'd lose the ability to boot from it. So I decided to cancel it. Then, since I had just woken up, I stupidly decided to re-attempt it an... Read more

A:Failed boot into Windows 7 after converting from dynamic to basic disk

It may be too late, but you can take a look at using PartitionWizard to get your hdd up and running again. Don't remember whether you can do this kind of thing with the free version.

Incidentally, 64 GB SSD is big enough to hold Win 7 and your programs. You will want to put your big profile folders, e.g., Documents, Videos, Music, Pictures on your HDD.

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Good day.

I recently installed WDC WD3200AAJS-65VWA0 (320GB) on my computer which has already WDC WD5000AAKS-00YGA0 (500GB).

The new HDD shown on winxp pro sp2 disk management as Dynamic on Disk 0, The other one (old one where OS is installed) is shown basic on Disk 1.

My question is anything wrong here ?.

Before starting to store data I just want to be sure nothing wrong.

Please help.

Thanks.
 

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Hi. I am sorry if i posted this in wrong section. I am new to techsupportforums.

So i wanted to ask that which is better. I had 80 gb hard disk previously which was converted to dynamic disk. I had no problem with that. now i bought a 250 gb SATA hard disk. Should i convert it to dynamic disk or basic disk. The support at microsoft went over my head. Can any one tell me the advantages and disadvantages of basic and dynamic disks.

Thanks in Advance.

A:Which is better, Dynamic or Basic?

i just format everything to dynamic..no reason, i just match all my drives, got 3 250gb in dynamic..so i say....Dynamic

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Man did I screw up! You know sometimes when you do something, and you have no idea why you did what you did? Well this is one of those timesÖ

I went and converted my C:\ to Dynamic disk. What a dumb thing to do!! I think that the only way to change it back to basic, you have to delete the volume. Please tell me Iím wrong?

I also think that partition magic has the capability to convert dynamic to basic. Please tell me Iím right?

Any and all suggestion to get me back to basic is very appreciated.

Lance.
 

A:Dynamic to Basic?

Not a good move. The only thing I have ever heard of that will convert that without a lot of backing up and wiping is Partition Manager by paragon. I'll look for a link.

Otherwise you're gonna have to backup everything and delete the dynamic partition and rebuild basic ones.

BRB

Here it is, Paragon Partition Manager
 

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I was told that you can change a Basic partition to Dynamic in Windows 2000 server. Is this true? If it is how because I do not see how to do it. I have goggled and binged the hell out it. I need to get this done ASAP thank you for any help.
 

A:Basic to Dynamic

Perhaps looking at the company's website would help you more better

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc737437(WS.10).aspx

This also applies to XP and Vista. Not sure if 98 did though.
 

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Hi i was hoping to reformat my girlfriends computer since she's never done it and it's got tons of stuff on there she doesn't need or use. The problem is she doesn't have her original Windows XP home basic cd that came with her computer so i was wondering if my Windows XP home edition cd would work with her cd key since my cd isn't the "basic" version.
 

A:windows xp home basic reinstall

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I recently bought a 1TB SATA Maxtor drive. I set up. I have 2 other drives in my computer, a 300gb and a 160gb, I want to image the 160gb over to the 1TB and get rid of it. My brother had set up the 160gb as a Dynamic Disc. MaxtorBlast will only image Basic Discs. How can i "convert" this Dynamic disc to a Basic Disc. Or in other words get the files from my 160gb to my 1TB without losing any information?

Best regards,
Vincent
 

A:Dynamic and Basic discs

Use Karen's Replicator.
 

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Have a play with Disk Management in Computer Management, here are a few questions if somebody can enlighten me

1) What is the major difference between Dynamic and Basic Volume
It seems Dynamic volume can let you change the size of the volume up or down when there is an adjacent unused physical space, without impairing the files already stored. However Partitions (Basic Volume) can only be extended, and will always requires reformating.

Is there anything else I missed?

2) It seems that Dynamic Volume has a lot more overheads, so it may be a little slower and actual file stored will be less, any opinion on that?

I did notice one of the Dyname Volume started to show massic missing storage space, e.g. Used Space of 30GB only has 7GB realy files on it, absolutely no hidden files there because I created the volume. This happens after shrinking and expanding it up and down a couple of time, BUG?!! If so it is a serious one.

3) Dynamic Volume must be used for Mirroring?

A:Basic vs Dynamic volume

Hello ffrree, welcome to Seven Forums!


It is really a bad idea to fool with Dynamic on a Operating System Hard Disk Drive, it has the potential to disable Windows and a clean install is often the only way to correct for that.

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Hello,

I'm going to install Windows Seven so I had to make a new partition on my disk. Using Windows Vista's console, I made one but it converted my disk into a dynamic one.

What does this mean and is it dangerous? Can I dual boot Vista and Seven on the disk or what?

Thanks,
Xandu.

A:Dynamic and Basic disks???

Local Disk Manager - Basic and Dynamic volumes

Is not dangerous, and yes, you should be able to dual boot Vista and 7. But, is a bit incompatible with the rest... just to quote something at a Linux board:






[...]The Windows MMC disk management snap-in seems to always create dynamic disks, which is a friendly way of saying "one OS to rule them all"

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Hey Guys.... Any windows expert here
I just converted my drive from dynamic to basic bit now I am having problems...
1)Windows take time to start up
2)Pc Hang a lot while opening any folder application etc

so what should I do??
Any help appreciated

My Pc Specs might help :
Processor : AMD FX-6300
MotherBoard : Asus (don't remember model)
OS : Windows 7
HDD : 1 TB Toshiba
Thanks
~beastdragon

A:Dynamic to Basic Partition

How did you do this "conversion" from dynamic to basic? Did you wipe out all partitions or did you try to use some application that didn't ask you to do that? What application, if any?

If it was entirely successful, I wouldn't expect it to have any lingering effects on boot speed or opening folders or applications. So, you may have something else going on.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

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Recently i've accidentally converted my disk to a dynamic disk and now i need it to be a basic disk. Can anyone help me guide to way to convert it back to a basic disk.

My laptop is ASUS X453MA with windows 8.1 64 bit.
 

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Hi everyone. I am trying to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8. I have the Windows 8 boot DVD already and when I tried to boot everything went well except when I said I wanted a custom installation and I want to install on my partition that I have created and it said that it was dynamic and it could not install Windows 8 on it. Is there any way to convert the 105 GB dynamic partition I have in my hard drive to be a basic partition. When I open My Computer, this is what I have in my Hard Disk Drives Section:

Local Disk (C : 372 GB free of 471 GB

Recovery (D : 1.73 GB free of 15.7 GB

HP_TOOLS (E : 1.09 GB free of 3.95 GB

Windows 8 (M : 104 GB free of 104 GB (This is the partition that I have created.)




Somebody please help. Thank You.

A:Dynamic and Basic Partitions?!?!

maxwell505 welcome to SevenForums

Take a look at the tutorial below

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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I have a computer with removable hard disk drives [ HDDs ]. 1 runs Win XP Pro Sp1; the other Win 2000 Pro SP4. The HDD racks are set as primary master & 2ndary master. The CD burner & DVD burner are set as slaves.

Both HDDs are WD 80 GB, 8 MB.

With Win 2000 as the primary master & Win XP as 2ndary master, in "my computer", all partitions of the both HDDs appear.

With Win XP as the primary master & Win 2000 as 2ndary master, in "my computer", only the Win XP partitions appear.

Disk management identifies both drives.

With Win 2000 as primary master, both HDDs are "basic".

With Win XP as primary master, both HDDs are "basic". If I convert the Win 2000 HDD to a dynamic drive, will it still boot? I have read "basic storage vs dynamic storage in Win XP" http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q314343

and "what's the difference between basic & dynamic disks .. ."

http://www.petri.co.il/difference_between_basic_and_dynamic_disks_in_windows_xp_2000_2003.htm

"Dynamic vs basic storage in Win 2000"
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=175761 has me concerned that if I convert the Win 2000 disk to dynamic, it may not boot.

WARNING: Upgrading a disk to dynamic storage will render the entire disk unreadable to operating systems other than Windows 2000. This is a one-way process. In order to change back to basic disk format, the drive must be repartitioned.

I'... Read more

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I was Triying to Make a backup on my D: partition and It is getting fail everytime when it reaches the step "Copying files to D:". So I guess It is because my D: drive has lots of stuffs and I think making a dedicated partition for backups will solve this problem. My HDD is a Basic one and I have attached a screen shot below.

Now I want to Convert my HDD from Basic To Dyanamic, so I can make another partition and use it for my backups.

I want to know where it is ok or risky and disadvantages of converting my HDD to dyanamic ? This is my Laptop Hard disk and it is the only HDD in it and my OS is also installed in it.

If I convert my HDD in to dynamic does it cause for a lose of data on it ?? I have no any other devise to backup everything on it and if this converting is risky i'm not gonna do that.

Your help on this will be highly appreciating

Regards
Rakhitha.

A:Need help regarding Converting My HDD from Basic to Dynamic

Hello Rakhitha,

You would not want to convert your Windows HDD to dynamic. Doing so will render Windows unbootable.

If you like, since you already have 4 primary partition on the HDD, you could use the tutorial below to shrink a partition (say your D partition) by how much you would like to use to create the new logical partition with.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Of course, adding a second physical HDD to your laptop (if able) would be the best solution for backups. This way if your Windows HDD should ever fail, the second HDD and the backups on it would not be affected.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Changed my drive from basic to dynamic right, using gparted to resize it wont let me becuase the drive hasto be basic. Please tell me there is a way to go back to basic from a dynamic drive state

A:Changing from dynamic to basic

First, backup all data and partitions on the dynamic disk. Then delete all partitions from Disk Management (in Windows). Right-click on the disk and select Convert to Basic.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Of course, you will not be able to recover the data on the deleted partitions, so make sure to backup everything you want to keep.

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Hi everyone. I am trying to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8. I have the Windows 8 boot dvd already and when I tried to boot everything went well except when I said I wanted a custom installation and I want to install on my partition that I have created it said that it was dynamic it could not install Windows 8 on it. Is there any way to convert the 105 GB dynamic partition I have in my hard drive to be a basic partition. When I open My Computer, this is what I have in my Hard Disk Drives Section:
 
Local Disk (C:) : 372 GB free of 471 GB
 
Recovery (D:) : 1.73 GB free of 15.7 GB
 
HP_TOOLS (E:) : 1.09 GB free of 3.95 GB
 
Windows 8 (M:) : 104 GB free of 104 GB (This is the partition that I have created.)
 
 
 
 
Somebody please help. Thank You.

A:Dynamic and Basic Partition?!

windows - What's the difference between system, dynamic, primary partition? - Server Fault

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Hi all,
I have just installed XP Home on a pc, and I cannot get my 250 G drive to work, as you can see in the screen shot its Disk1 I want to get going, If I right click on it and tell it to convert to basic it says i will loss all data, How can I get around this? Thats where all my data is,
 

A:Solved: HDD Dynamic - Basic

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I had an Acomdata external USB IDE HD used as backup storage. The data was password-protected with the software that came with the unit.
When the USB housing began to fail connecting to Windows, I connected the HD to the motherboard with the use of a SIIG Sata-to-IDE adapter.
My Windows 7 Pro O/S recognized the drive, but not the data.
In my frustration, I changed the drive type from 'basic' to 'dynamic.' I didn't format, just changed the drive type. No luck.
I then purchased an external Sabrent sata/IDE external housing unit... same 'invalid' dynamic error message within Disk Management.
When I {right-click} on the 'invalid' drive within Disk Management, it gives me these options:
1) Convert to Basic Disk,
2) Reactivate Disk, and
3) Offline.
Did I lose all my data?
Is there way to restore access?
ALL my backup is on this drive. Any suggestions or explanations would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!

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I am trying to clone a Maxtor N256, 20 GB HDD, HP Pavillion, running Win 98 SE.
Because I am trying to fix the malware problem & want to clone it, that's why!

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I put the Maxtor as Primary Slave on a PC running Win XP Pro SP2.

The Maxtor is recognized, in the bios, but not in "my computer". Disk management wants me to initialize the HDD.

If I initialize the HDD, can I keep it "basic"? Win XP Disk Management informs me that a dynamic disk is visible only to Win 2000 & beyond.

Using Norton Ghost 2003, bootable Floppy, with the Maxtor as the Primary Master and a Western Digital, 80 GB IDE HDD as Primary Slave, "no valid source" error 11032 appears.

When trying to clone with Acronis True Image bootable CD, I am informed that there is no data on the disk.

Whew!

Thanks for your help.

Sincerely,
RF123
 

A:Dynamic vs Basic Disk

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ok so i was told this was inpossible but after search on google, even microsoft have a way of doing it, but they wont work for me -.-, on microsofts explaination it says covert volume to basic then delete dynamic drive then convert drive to basic (or something along those lines) but i have no volumes or cover/delte drive options , they are there but there dimmed so i cant click on them, could anybody help me im using sata1, maxtor 320gb hdd. thanks
 

A:converting dynamic to basic...

Why do you want to do this ?
It seems like a formating option,and your reduceing yours to a lesser
capability.
Where is the greyed out option ?
 

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Which method to use if i ave only one disk and Windows installed on it?

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

A:Dynamic disk to basic

Option 4 would work, but definitely back up your data first.

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Hey yall,

A friend and I were talking today, and he said he got quite a performance increase by switching his drives from basic to dynamic.

I read some on this, and I am very confused.

Would someone be kind enough to tell the pros and cons of this...

Thanks.

--XP Pro / Seagate 40G Master / WD 60G Slave.

A:Basic To Dynamic Disk Xp Pro

I guess my first question, before attempting any sort of explanation would be. What sort of "performance increase" was he seeing or experiencing? Performance increase is a rather generic term, and I would prefer to understand how it applies to the question you ask.Here is an explanation of what Basic and Dynamic Disks are. Click HereAnd here is: How To Convert to Basic and Dynamic Disks in Windows XP ProfessionalBe (Dynamically) SafeDa Bleepin AniMod, Animal

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"the operation is not allowed because the requested object is in active use"

this is what I get when i try convert a hd from dynamic to basic...any ideas?
 

A:Dynamic HD refuse to be basic

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I had an Acomdata external USB IDE HD used as backup storage. The data was password-protected with the software that came with the unit.
When the USB housing began to fail connecting to Windows, I connected the HD to the motherboard with the use of a SIIG Sata-to-IDE adapter.
My Windows 7 Pro O/S recognized the drive, but not the data.
In my frustration, I changed the drive type from 'basic' to 'dynamic.' I didn't format, just changed the drive type. No luck.
I then purchased an external Sabrent sata/IDE external housing unit... same 'invalid' dynamic error message within Disk Management.
When I {right-click} on the 'invalid' drive within Disk Management, it gives me these options:
1) Convert to Basic Disk,
2) Reactivate Disk, and
3) Offline.
Did I lose all my data?
Is there way to restore access?
ALL my backup is on this drive. Any suggestions or explanations would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!

A:External HD 'Basic' to 'Dynamic

From this article it looks like the data is gone:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731274(v=ws.11).aspx
You may be able to get a professional data recovery firm to attempt recovery - but that'll be very expensive AFAIK
Try http://www.runtime.org for starters.
Good luck!

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in my Lenovo laptop have 120 GB hard disk. when i purchased the system it have windows recovery feature of Windows Vista (Home Basic). then i have created another drive so recovery feature have been lost. this was the think of previous year.
now before one months, i changed drive size and deleted a partition. then a MBR issue was came in my system. and DVD writter are not working.
today, i have installed Windows Vista (Home Basic) using a bootable pendrive.
now DVD writter read some CD's and some CD's show blank which have data. it does not read any DVD.
in Disk Management, it show a drive of 29 GB (show as a Free space in green color) and a size of 11 GB (which may be size of windows recovery feature that has been lost and show with blue color).
when i right click on the free space (that is size of 29 GB) to create a new volume, at the end, it give error:
there is not enough space avaliable on the disk(s) to complete this operation.
i also tried with 28 GB space on this drive but it give same error.
when i right to a volume which have size of 11 GB, following option are enabled. Changed drive letter and path, Format, Delete volume, properties and help. disabled option is: open, explore, Mark partition as active, extend volume, shrink volume.
when i click to format: it show a error- An unexpected error has occured. Check the system Event log for more information on the error. Close the disk management console, then start the disk management or start the computer.
i also tried... Read more

A:facing problem when creating a volume in Windows Vista (Home Basic)

Try cleaning the HD.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums

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How do I format a 2nd HDD?

Primary master: WD 80 GB IDE, running Win 2000
primary slave: CD burner IDE

2ndary master: WD 80 GB IDE, no data
2ndary slave: CD burner

external DVD burner, USB 2.

Sempron 2800+; 768 MB DDR; MSI motherboard KM4M-V; I've used the system for > 6 months.

I have installed an SATA board, but no drives are presently attached to it.

In "my computer" the 2ndary master does not appear, because it has not been formatted. The drive will be used only for storage.

I edited the registry per http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;317587 in an effort to Disable the Upgrade Basic Disks to Dynamic Disks Functionality. I re-booted, logged on as a member of the Admin group, but the wizard appeared again.

Thanks fo ryour help.

B123


Disk management displays 2ndary master & spontaneously the "write signature" wizard appears.
 

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plz chk screenshot
I want to change volume H ,cant change it to basic

A:Unable to chnage from dynamic to basic

The most safe way should be backup or clone the dynamic disk firstly and then do a dynamic disk conversion in the Disk Management tool. Free Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk Without Data Loss - EaseUS

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Sir, this is yuvi. 
I want to convert my dynamic c drive to bsic but delete option does't allow to delete the volume.
suggest me to fix it.

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I am building a new computer with 1TB of HDD. At first when I started to install an OS, a system volume was created automatically of 100MB size. Then I created another 200GB partition as C to install win7 and 2 other partitions of 250GB. I wasn't allowed to create another one partition. After I finished windows installation, I tried to create partition in unallocated space using > New simple volume. The sytem warned me of dynamic volumes > accept it. Then eventually all 4 volumes were converted to dynamic in disk management window.
Should I convert back to basic disks?
Could I convert back without re-installing windows?

A:partitions converted from basic to dynamic

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

The reason you weren't able to create another primary partition is because you are only permitted to have up to four primary partitions on your hard drive.

If you need more then create a logical partition within a primary partition.

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Hi everyone, I bought internal seagate barracuda 3tb, and since I installed it inside my PC, I went to disk management and saw this


then I made it in one partition and converted it from dynamic and MBR to basic and GPT, then I stored files in it,
the problem is, after I installed windows 8 over windows 7 -which is in a separate drive not the seagate- I faced the same problem in the image above, windows couldn't dedicate the hard drive because it's dynamic and MBR. it has my files now. I want to convert it to basic and GPT without losing data because they're very important.
could you please help me?

A:How to convert seagate 3tb from dynamic to basic?

Always best to backup first.

Using Paragon 11.

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I was in the process of using Disk Management to create a partition from unallocated space. When the process was complete, I discovered that the new partition, and all of the others as well, were dynamic. A genie did this. I have no idea how it happened. I didn't even know what a dynamic disk was.

I did some research and could not see any benefit to having a dynamic disk. And the only way to get back to basic is to delete all of the volumes on the disk after backing up the contents. Fortunately, I already had all the contents backed up.

However, there is one little glitch. There was one little partition on the primary drive of this recently acquired (refurbished) machine that was only 2 gb which, when you right click on it, the open and explore options are greyed out. I was told this partition contained boot information. When you choose the "delete volume" option, you get "windows cannot delete this partition."

In troubleshooting the problem, I lost the ability the boot into Windows. Although I was able to repair the system using a purchased copy of Easy RE, that created a return to the factory system. When I looked into Disk Management, not only was that 2 gb partition still there but it was still dynamic, causing all other partitions to be dynamic.

I thought I might be able to live with dynamic, but when I tried to create a new partition the installation disk wouldn't let me.

One thing that worries me is: What effect will ... Read more

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Dear sire/madam
this is ravi kumar i have desktop.im going to format c drive only.while formating c drive,it asks choudl comple format hardsik,but i have data in drvie and e drive.and that hardisk in dynamic how to convert dynamic to basic without loss data
 

A:HOW TO CONVERT DYNAMIC TO BASIC PARTITION

how to convert hardisk partition dynamic to basic without loss data
 

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I'm trying to install Windows Vista on a separate 50GB partition which is dynamic (A brownish-yellow color in Disk Management) but Windows Vista doesn't accept this unlike 7 so I'm trying to convert it to a Basic Partition (Blue in DM) anybody knows how to do this. Please tell me, P.S I cant format my main hard disk, only the partition TIA

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I was partitioning when I clicked some I dont know but it turned yellow I but I didnt really care because I didnt know what it ment so i didnt care but I now I cant convert them.

A:Convert Dynamic to Basic disk

Make sure you backup first.
Take look at this tutorial:
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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I have been reading up on it from microsofts site as well as various places throughout the web. most articles were also a few years old might have been before windows 7 was even released.
from what I understand
you will only really have an issue if you are using windows 98, 2000 , xp and server 2003

What I am trying to do is make a partition but the only way to do it so it seems (I am using the admin disk management tool)is to convert to dynamic.
I am creating the partition to install a small linux distro to use in dual boot but the part that is making me weary is the last step of the disk management tool says

"the operation you selected will convert the selected basic disk(s) to dynamic disc(s). If you convert the disk(s) to dynamic you will not be able to start installed operating systems from any volume on the disk(s)(except the current boot volume. Are you sure you want to continue?"

now I will (hopefully) never have to deal with those headaches called OS's again. So would I have any negative impact from this conversion? would i still be able to boot windows 7 with all of my data still intact?

I have a HP pavillion DV7
AMD 3600m quad core processor
6 gigs ram
running windows 7 home premium 64 bit

A:converting from a basic disc to dynamic

FWIW:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731274.aspx

I don't know much about dynamic disks, cannot tell you the pluses/minuses.

Louis

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