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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by sanjaymegh, Aug 4, 2011.

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  1. sanjaymegh

    sanjaymegh Thread Starter

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    hi...
    I bought a new dell laptop of 500gb hd..when i bought it has windows 7 64 bit operating systm..and it has 1 partition,so i tried make it to 4 but i didnt..so i installed win 32 bit OS and i make it 4 partitions,but the disk is converted to dynamic disk....now i tried to install win 7 64 bit OS..after installation on laptop screen a blue screen appears and shows some error messages and it exits.and it is repeating again when i restart laptop....
    So anyone plz tell me how to convert dynamic disk to basic disk.......
    I tried in disk management by deleting all volumes and after that i right clicked on Disk but the option convert to basic disk is disabled.... So anyone plz tell me how to convert dynamic disk to basic disk....
     
  2. Gizmoto

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    Try completely wipe the HDD with a 3rd party drive wiper.
     
  3. kris141087

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    Hi I do not believe that you can convert a dynamic disk to a basic one without the loss of the data contained on it.
     
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    Kris is correct, you can not convert a dynamic disk to a basic one without completely wiping the drive.
     
  5. sanjaymegh

    sanjaymegh Thread Starter

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    how can i wipe d drive
     
  6. parttimetechie

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    Right click it in my computer and choose format. make sure you have saved everything you want from it though.
     
  7. sanjaymegh

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    i did,,but it didnt work....now also the option convert to basic in disk management is disabled....so plz tell me another method
     
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    When you say it didn't work, which part did not work?
     
  10. sanjaymegh

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    I deleted all volumes..and i formatted recovery drive.but i cant delete that recovery drive..without deleting that drive i cant convert dynamic disk to basic ..so plz tell me how to delete that drive..and help me to solve this problem.
     
  11. parttimetechie

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    You should be able to delete that partition, right click and delete partition. You might be able to just convert to basic and just accept the loss of data *which there would be none*
     
  12. sanjaymegh

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    Finally I fixed it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i called Dell customer care & i informed them my problem,they told me to cleanup the hard drive through driver CD,,i followeed the instruction what they given,,,,,,,,,,,& finally it is solved......................
     
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