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Is there any way to convert Dynamic Drive to Basic without losing data

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October 24, 2012 4:05:55 PM

I've Windows 7 Ultimate(64 Bit) installed in my PC...!!!
I've 4 Partition created on my Hard Drive..!!
1. System Usable Partition (Reserved for System by its own)
2. Local Partition (In which Windows is Installed)
3. Another Partition (for Storage purpose)
4. One more Partition (for Storage purpose)

So, when today I tried to shrink my one of the partition (except system usable & C Drive/Local Drive) the the Windows alerted me with the Message : "Your Operating System won't boot after changing the drive to Dynamic Drive" ....!!
After this message appears I clicked yes..!!
The partition is been made.!!
Now when I restarted my PC my Windows won't Boot up..!!

So, please help me how can I CONVERT my DYNAMIC DRIVE into a BASIC DRIVE without LOSING my precious DATA..!!!
Please help me out by giving suggestions, but keeping in mind that I've my precious Data in Drive & I don't want to lose it..!!

Is there any way to backup Dynamic Volume to Hard Disk Drive through BOOTING Process...!!
October 24, 2012 4:24:44 PM

saumya04 said:
So, when today I tried to shrink my one of the partition (except system usable & C Drive/Local Drive) the the Windows alerted me with the Message : "Your Operating System won't boot after changing the drive to Dynamic Drive" ....!!
After this message appears I clicked yes..!!
The partition is been made.!!
Now when I restarted my PC my Windows won't Boot up..!!

You are surprised by this outcome?
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October 24, 2012 4:38:27 PM

saumya04 said:
Windows alerted me with the Message : "Your Operating System won't boot after changing the drive to Dynamic Drive" ....!!
After this message appears I clicked yes..!!


You were warned about the outcome.

Here: http://www.windows7hacker.com/index.php/2011/03/how-to-...
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October 24, 2012 4:40:22 PM

You have two options:
- go to a store, spend $100, and get a new drive. Install Windows on that drive, and use your current drive as second.
- unplug your drive, go to a friend with Windows 7, connect it as a second (or put it into an external USB box), and make a backup on of your precious data. Then start over.
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October 24, 2012 4:51:48 PM

Nothing like ignoring the warning signs.
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October 24, 2012 4:58:47 PM

As Ron White says, "You can't fix stupid". You were warned of the consequences and chose to ignore said warning, now you're surprised that it won't boot. Alabalcho's options are all you've got.
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October 24, 2012 5:07:04 PM

Some people don't learn until they've experienced failure.

This, however, is a classic example of, "Don't push the RED button!" /push
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October 25, 2012 3:22:37 AM

You could plug your disk on other machine and then backup your important data to another place. And then start from scratch to create your system.
or there is a dynamic disk converter from AOMEI Tech, cost $29, it could convert your dynamic disk back to basic disk without data loss.
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October 25, 2012 6:30:50 AM

There is a way...

I'm once successful convert the dynamic to basic drive, but I'm forget what the apps name (I need to google first)...

But as other said backup the data first...
and as i remember the apps is pain to use... (to many technical names/command used)

I'm cannot find the old apps that I used before but this forum may give some info:




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October 25, 2012 6:32:40 AM

Alabalcho said:
You have two options:
- go to a store, spend $100, and get a new drive. Install Windows on that drive, and use your current drive as second.
- unplug your drive, go to a friend with Windows 7, connect it as a second (or put it into an external USB box), and make a backup on of your precious data. Then start over.

You can also fix it using a Linux live distro, but it's a pain in the ass and not a super simple process. Probably just end up destroying all the data anyway.
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October 25, 2012 7:17:40 AM

Don't know if any of you are familiar with the Irish sit-com Father Ted - check out episode up in the plane with Dougal staring at the red button with sign "Dont Push" above. Guess what happened next. Damn funny series.

Anyway, we've all done daft things in the past. Random errors in DNA/RNA transcription/translation is part of the reason we are all here....unless you believe in (damnit don't go there! ;)  )
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