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I have Windows Vista installed on a partition. On a secondary partition i had Windows 7 installed however it became corrupt. I tried to reinstall and received a message that it cannot be installed on this partition as its dynamic. I figured out in order to do this i need to revert back to a Basic disk, but the only way i know is to backup and delete ALL the partitions and then convert - this is no good. Is there a way or an utility that is available that would do just ONE partition (no data on this partition)?

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  • 4 weeks later...

I don't think this is the case, unless you previously made that partition into a Dynamic Disk. :unsure:

There is a specific product:

http://www.dynamic-disk.com/download.html

Read their "FAQ's":

http://www.dynamic-disk.com/dynamic-disk-resource.html

I guess that before (hopefully) find the solution to the problem, you need to make sure about the cause of it, but 99.99% of the time, unless the dynamic disk has been intentionally made and is a spanned volume, all you have to do is to change the partition ID from 42 to 07 in the MBR.

Some more details here:

http://www.bestshareware.net/howto/convert-dynamic-disk-to-basic-disk.htm#1

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