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Hey guys! I did something which I shouldn't have done! I had 3 primary partitions on my HDD! once I decided to make another partition! I shrank a partition and created another partition! But I didn't know that a disk can not support 4 primary partitions at once! After I created that partition my whole HDD was converted to Dynamic! Now what can I do? deleting all partitions and converting the HDD to basic! what about doing it in Command Prompt? what do you suggest? I tried Partition Wizard Boot CD but It didn't work, saying "Home Edition does not support this feature!"!!!!!!!
Actually I've found something odd!!! When I activate windows on this Dynamic Disk, It doesn't boot!
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  1. You're too loud. Please stop shouting.

    Microsoft has your back:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc776315(v=ws.10).aspx
  2. nbelote said:
    You're too loud. Please stop shouting.

    Microsoft has your back:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc776315(v=ws.10).aspx

    I know this! I know! But I can't do this in windows! Because my windows is installed on a dynamic partition! I've tried this way! But I haven't tried Command Prompt yet! I wish it worked!
  3. Hawkeye22 said:

    Option 4 doesn't work for me! I'd rather use option 3 in command prompt! thank you! but I'm afraid of that! I wish it worked!
  4. Well, if this is your boot disk you are talking about, option 4 only makes sense if you can slave your drive in another computer, otherwise you have no way to install the easeus partition manager.

    Best of luck!
  5. Hawkeye22 said:
    Well, if this is your boot disk you are talking about, option 4 only makes sense if you can slave your drive in another computer, otherwise you have no way to install the easeus partition manager.

    Best of luck!

    Yeah, this is my boot disk!!!! What shall I do???? EaseUS doesn't work!! you mean option 4 won't work for me? what about loading Command Prompt with a boot disk? ...... :cry: :cry:
  6. So I install EASEUS Partition Master, Can it convert the disk to a basic one??
  7. No, sorry, I meant if you are unable to boot there would be no way to install the easeus partiton manager. Thus the comment I made to slave the drive. If your drive boots, then this should not be a problem.

    You can use any of the four option you want. option four was just the least likely to cause data destruction, but you should make a backup just in case.
  8. Hawkeye22 said:
    No, sorry, I meant if you are unable to boot there would be no way to install the easeus partiton manager. Thus the comment I made to slave the drive. If your drive boots, then this should not be a problem.

    You can use any of the four option you want. option four was just the least likely to cause data destruction, but you should make a backup just in case.

    Oh misunderstanding!!!! No! I can boot Windows! I've even installed Partition Master Pro Trial! Activation is my problem! when I actitivate Windows 7 it does not boot! It's installed on a Dynamic Partition! My whole HDD is Dynamic! so what do you suggest! I also have Partition Master Boot CD!
  9. ... If the only problem is that your hard drive is messed up, then this is real simple.

    Back up files and documents, format the drive through a linux boot stick, and reinstall windows.
  10. DarkSable said:
    ... If the only problem is that your hard drive is messed up, then this is real simple.

    Back up files and documents, format the drive through a linux boot stick, and reinstall windows.

    easy ....... How about using GParted Boot Disk?
  11. I agree with darksable. I only threw in the other options in case you were trying to retain your data in place, but if you have to backup yor data anyhow, you may as well blow away all the partitions and start from scratch.
  12. Hawkeye22 said:
    I agree with darksable. I only threw in the other options in case you were trying to retain your data in place, but if you have to backup yor data anyhow, you may as well blow away all the partitions and start from scratch.

    so which one is better to delete all partitions and convert to basic? I mean more reliable!
    1. Command Prompt on Boot Disk
    2. Partition Master Boot CD
    3. GParted Live CD
  13. You said you can boot into windows so why do you need all that when windows can do it. Backup any data you need. After backing up, open a command prompt and run diskpart and issue the "clean" command on the drive you want to convert to basic. After that, just use "disk management" to create new partitions on the drive and format them.
  14. Hawkeye22 said:
    You said you can boot into windows so why do you need all that when windows can do it. Backup any data you need. After backing up, open a command prompt and run diskpart and issue the "clean" command on the drive you want to convert to basic. After that, just use "disk management" to create new partitions on the drive and format them.

    Dear my whole disk is dynamic! Windows is installed on a dynamic partition and I want to convert that to basic! You think I can format Windows partition in Windows???? :o It can't delete Windows partition while it's working!
  15. Best answer
    expellite said:
    so which one is better to delete all partitions and convert to basic? I mean more reliable!
    1. Command Prompt on Boot Disk
    2. Partition Master Boot CD
    3. GParted Live CD


    Use any partition manager you are familiar with they all do the same thing. Otherwise do as I originally suggested and slave this drive in another system and use easeus partition manager to do the convert.

    http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/convert-dynamic-disk-to-basic-disk.htm
  16. Hawkeye22 said:
    Use any partition manager you are familiar with they all do the same thing. Otherwise do as I originally suggested and slave this drive in another system and use easeus partition manager to do the convert.

    http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/convert-dynamic-disk-to-basic-disk.htm

    ok thanks!
  17. Best answer selected by expellite.
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