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post #1 of 12
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DAMN YOU!!! I've been trying to install windows 7 but both of my hard drives that I have available come up as Dynamic Disks and I can't install windows 7 on it....its frustrating, what can I do?

When all else fails go on your mac! lol
post #2 of 12
A little bit of Googling has told me to turn your dynamic disk into a basic disk.
Google around, there is some How-To's etc.
post #3 of 12
Easiest way I know, connect them to another computer.

Open Computer Management and go to Disk management on the left hand side.

In the bottom half of the window where it list the drives as; Disk 0, Disk 1, Disk 2 etc find the drive you need to change from dynamic to basic in order to install windows.

Fist make sure you delete all partitions so it is just raw space. Then right click on that box where its says Disk X, Dynamic, Capacity and Online and click convert to Basic.

Re-connect into the rig you want to install windows and off you go
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post #4 of 12
You can't Boot a OS from a "software raid" (dynamic disk) convert them back
post #5 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spooony View Post
You can't Boot a OS from a "software raid" (dynamic disk) convert them back
yes I have no idea how they became dynamic disk. The problem is, I don't have another PC running to where I can hook it up to so I can turning back to a basic disk...
post #6 of 12
Looks like someone was playing with the RAID options lol.
post #7 of 12
Boot with windows disk to the command prompt
Open Command Prompt.

Type:

diskpart

At the DISKPART prompt, type:

list disk


Make note of the dynamic disk you want to convert to a basic disk.


At the DISKPART prompt, type:

select disk n


At the DISKPART prompt, type:

detail disk n


For each volume on the disk, at the DISKPART prompt, type:

select volume= n

and then type:

delete volume


At the DISKPART prompt, type:

select disk n


Specify the disk number of the disk that you want to convert to a basic disk.

At the DISKPART prompt, type:

convert basic
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spooony View Post
Boot with windows disk to the command prompt
Open Command Prompt.

Type:

diskpart

At the DISKPART prompt, type:

list disk


Make note of the dynamic disk you want to convert to a basic disk.


At the DISKPART prompt, type:

select disk n


At the DISKPART prompt, type:

detail disk n


For each volume on the disk, at the DISKPART prompt, type:

select volume= n

and then type:

delete volume


At the DISKPART prompt, type:

select disk n


Specify the disk number of the disk that you want to convert to a basic disk.

At the DISKPART prompt, type:

convert basic

Okay we are getting somewhere, so I did exactly as above , went back to windows setup now I'm getting "setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate existing system partition"
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yay nvm I just had to disconnect the other HDD thanks everyone, all will be rep'd love you guys xoxo
post #10 of 12
Did you do that to both disks? No you did not. If you did it to both then there wouldve been no need to disable one lol
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