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whellington
11-10-2009, 12:27 AM
I accidentally made my OS (win7) drive logical and now it won't boot the OS without the other drive with XP.

How do i unconvert back to primary partition without formatting or reinstalling the OS.

Can you use Acronis Disk Director or Partition Magic for this?

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hueybot3000
11-10-2009, 01:03 AM
Id download a gparted iso and boot from that, im not sure you can change it without formatting as well though but itd tell you before you went ahead anyway

whellington
11-10-2009, 01:21 AM
Id download a gparted iso and boot from that, im not sure you can change it without formatting as well though but itd tell you before you went ahead anyway

Cool, can you test it by making a logical partition and storing some files on it. Then change to primary partition and see if the files are still there.

Cheers :banana

Blam
11-10-2009, 01:54 PM
Gparted or Parted Magic should do it.

Acronis Disk Perfect can too, but never tried.

whellington
11-10-2009, 03:40 PM
Making the drive primary partition still didn't make it bootable by itself. So i formatted the drive unplugged the other drive with XP, and starting installing Win7. I got up to the stage where it restarts in 10 seconds. System restarts and the installation setup starts over again when i have the USB . If i remove the USB with the OS i get a string of msgs like try hd1, try hd2, try hd3, sometimes i get no msg and just a flashing "_".

What am i doing wrong???