Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by MrBrian, Jan 11, 2012.
Changes from 9.0
Brian, I am going to try again to convert from Dynamic to Basic so I can have a backup strategy.
Once I convert to Basic, what partitions do I still need to keep? I have C:, D: and E:
Should use this version to convert my Dynamic drives to Basic?
And then should I use Paragon free or Macrium to backup images of C:?
BY the way Brian, when I did a factory reinstall of W7, it created C: and D: and E: and they were BASIC, but when I added an extra drive for my videos, H: it converted them all to Dynamic, WHY?
Do you mean you created a new partition or added a new physical disk?
I only have 1 hard drive, a 500GB WD one.
When I did a factory restore using the HP W7 DVD's it created C: and D: and E: but the TYPE was basic. But when I shrunk C: using Windows Disk management, it created H: and converted ALL partitions to Dynamic.
Any ideas why it did that?
Can you post an image of your Disk Management after you convert to basic? You can use any version of EaseUS Partition Master for this, even the free version.
I'd recommend Macrium Reflect free over Paragon free. In any event, I'd try something different for imaging than you used during the last episode.