Convert boot+system disk from Dynamic disk to Basic disk


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Stephen Melis

Hoping someone can help.

My boot disk (drive C:) is too small, plus it is a dynamic disk.

I know you normally cannot convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk as per the
Microsoft literature.

However has anyone used partition magic (if so which version) to recover the
partitions from the boot drive (C:) and been successful in keeping WinXP in
tacked and runable?

Hoping someone has done this before?

Thanks in advance,

Steve
 
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Shenan Stanley

Stephen said:
Hoping someone can help.

My boot disk (drive C:) is too small, plus it is a dynamic disk.

I know you normally cannot convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk
as per the Microsoft literature.

However has anyone used partition magic (if so which version) to
recover the partitions from the boot drive (C:) and been successful
in keeping WinXP in tacked and runable?

Hoping someone has done this before?

Partition Magic - no - never used it to play with Dynamic/Basic
situations...

- Make an image (Ghost, TrueImage, BootItNG, etc) of the C drive.
- Wipe the drive (zero-fill.)
- Create a partition (doesn't matter what file system - the image will
overwrite it.)
- Apply the image back to the drive.

** Worst case - may have to perform a repair installation.
(With an SP2 level installation CD.)
 
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nesredep egrob

Hoping someone can help.

My boot disk (drive C:) is too small, plus it is a dynamic disk.

I know you normally cannot convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk as per the
Microsoft literature.

However has anyone used partition magic (if so which version) to recover the
partitions from the boot drive (C:) and been successful in keeping WinXP in
tacked and runable?

Hoping someone has done this before?

Thanks in advance,

Steve
I would not be happy to trust any other program than Acronis to do that job -
sorry, however you will not regret the purchase of that program.

I think it should be the first purchase any computer user should make, next
would be a large external disk to store updates away from the computer

Borge in sunny Perth, Australia
 
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John John

nesredep said:
I would not be happy to trust any other program than Acronis to do that job -
sorry, however you will not regret the purchase of that program.

You omitted a tiny detail. You need Acronis TI Server or TI Enterprise
Server versions to do Dynamic Disks. TI server only costs about six or
seven hundred dollars...

John
 

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