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Its occurs when u change partions in disk management. To change this you need to repartition the whole HDD

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Compaq desktop persario xp non-system disk or disk error


This means that the system identifies the hard drive on your computer as one that is not bootable, in other words, it does not contain any operating system, or it does contain one, but the disk format is not recognized by the system. For example, Windows operating systems only identify two types of disks and that is DYNAMIC or BASIC. If a Hard disk has an operating system and has been converted to DYNAMIC, you can not start any operating system on it. Only BASIC disks can be used to start an operating system. Here is a solution for you... Get a copy of the operating system you are using and boot the computer from it. Press F2 when booting and go to the system BIOS where you are going to configure the boot order or the boot sequence and make the CD drive the first booting device, so that the system can boot from the CD. If you receive a message stating that the SETUP can not find any hard disk installed.... then there must be a problem with the Hard disk format. Remove the hard disk and connect it to a desktop computer as a slave. This will enable you to see the Hard disk as a removable device on the 'My computer" menu.Go to start, right-click on "My computer" and select "Manage". This will take you into computer management console, then select "Disk management" and this will bring all the disks and drives connected to that computer and all their respective information. Click of the drive that you just connected and check on the bottom middle column, the type of the disk whether it is DYNAMIC or BASIC. If it is Dynamic, then you have to covert it back to basic. Make sure you make a data backup before you do this. This is because the system will delete anything on the hard drive. When you are done, take the hard drive back to your computer and boot from the CD again and install a new operating system. You should be good after this...

Mar 23, 2012 | HP Presario Computers & Internet

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Convert to Basic and Dynamic Disks in Windows XP


Windows XP Professional supports two types of disk storage: basic and dynamic. Basic disk storage uses partition-oriented disks. A basic disk contains basic volumes (primary partitions, extended partitions, and logical drives).

Dynamic disk storage uses volume-oriented disks, and includes features that basic disks do not, such as the ability to create volumes that span multiple disks (spanned and striped volumes).

General Notes
Before your change a basic disk to a dynamic disk, note these items:

You must have at least 1 megabyte (MB) of free space on any master boot record (MBR) disk that you want to convert. This space is automatically reserved when the partition or volume is created in Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP Professional. However, it may not be available on partitions or volumes that are created in other operating systems.

When you convert to a dynamic disk, the dynamic volumes cannot be changed back to partitions. You must first delete all dynamic volumes on the disk, and then convert the dynamic disk back to a basic disk. If you want to keep you data, you must first back up or move the data to another volume.

After you convert to a dynamic disk, the dynamic volumes cannot be changed back to partitions. You must first delete all dynamic volumes on the disk, and then convert the dynamic disk back to a basic disk. If you want to keep your data, you must first back up or move the data to another volume.

After you convert to a dynamic disk, local access to the dynamic disk is limited to Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000.

If your disk contains multiply installations of Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000, do not convert to a dynamic disk. The conversion operation removes partition entries for all partitions on the disk with the exception of the system and boot volumes for the current operating system.

Dynamic disks are not supported on portable computers or Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.

Before you change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk, note that all existing volumes must be deleted from the disk before you can convert it back to a basic disk. If you want to keep your data, back up the data, or move your data to another volume.

How to Convert a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk.

To convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk:

1) Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.

2. Click Start, and the click Control Panel.

3) Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and the double-click Computer Management.

4) In the left pane, click Disk Management.

5) In the lower-right pane, right-click the basic disk that you want to convert, and the click Convert to Dynamic Disk.

NOTE: You must right-click the gray are that contains the disk title on the left side of the Details pane. For example, right-click Disk 0.

6) Select the check box that is next to the disk that you want to convert (if it is not already selected), and the click OK.

7) Click Details if you want to view the list of volumes in the disk.

8) Click Convert.

9) Click Yes when you are prompted to Convert, and the click OK.

How to Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk.

To change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk:

1) Back up all the data on all the volumes on the disk you want to convert to a basic disk.

2) Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.

3) Click Start, and the click Control Panel.

4) Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and the double-click Computer Management.

5) In the left pane, click Disk Management.

6) Right-click a volume on the dynamic disk that you want to change to a basic disk, and then click Delete Volume.

7) Click Yes when you are prompted to delete the volume.

8) Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each volume on the dynamic disk.

9) After you have deleted all the volumes on the dynamic disk, right-click the dynamic disk that you want to change to a basic disk, and then click Convert to Basic Disk.

NOTE: You must right-click the gray area that contains the disk title on the left side of the Details pane. For example, right-click Disk 1.

Good luck!

on Jan 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Convert To Basic And Dynamic Disk


Windows XP Professional supports two types of disk storage: basic and dynamic. Basic disk storage uses partition-oriented disks. A basic disk contains basic volumes (primary partition, extended partitions,and logical drives).

Dynamic disk storage uses volume-oriented disks, and includes features that basic disks do not, such as the ability to create volumes that span multiple disks (spanned and striped volumes).

General Notes
Before you change a basic disk to a dynamic disk, note these items:

You must have at least 1 megabyte (MB) of free space on any master boot record (MBR) disk that you want to convert. This space is automatically reserved when the partition or volume is created in Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP professional. However, it may not be available on partitions or volumes that are created in other operating systems.

When you convert to a dynamic disk, the existing partitions or logical drives on the basic disk are converted to simple volumes on the dynamic disk.

After you convert to a dynamic disk, the dynamic volumes cannot be changed back to partitions. You must first delete all dynamic volumes on the disks, and then convert the dynamic disk back to a basic disk. If you want to keep your data,you must first back up or move the data to another volume.

After you convert to a dynamic disk,local access to the dynamic disk is limited to Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000

If your disk contains multiple installations of Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000, do not convert to a dynamic disk. The conversion operation removes partition entries for all partitions on the disk with the exception of the system and boot volumes for the current operating system.

Dynamic disks are not supported on portable computers or Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.

Before you change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk, note that all existing volumes must be deleted from the disk before you can convert it back to a basic disk. If you want to keep your data, back up the data,or move your data to another volume.

How to Convert a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk

To Convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk:

1) Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
2) Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
3) Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
4) In the left pane,click Disk Management.
5) In the lower-right pane,right-click the basic disk that you want to convert, and then click Convert to Dynamic Disk.

NOTE: You must right-click the gray area that contains the disk title on the left side of the Details pane. For example, right-click Disk 0.

6) Select the check box that is next to the disk that you want to convert (if it is not already selected), and then clickOK.
7) Click Details if you want to view the list of volumes in the disk.
8) Click Convert.
9) Click Yes when you are propmted to convert,and then click OK.

How to Convert a Dynamic Disk to a basic Disk
To change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk

1)Back up all the data on all the volumes on the disk you want to convert to a basic disk

2) Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group

3) Click Start, and then click Control Panel
4) Click Performance and Maintenance,click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
5) In the left pane, click Disk Management.
6) Right-click a volume on the dynamic disk that you want to change to a basic disk, and then click Delete Volume.
7) Click yes when you are prompted to delete the volume.
8) Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each volume on the dynamic disk.
9) After you have deleted all the volumes on the dynamic disk,right-click the dynamic disk that you want to change to a basic disk, and then click Convert to Basic Disk.

NOTE: You must rigth-click the gray area that contains the disk title on the left side of the Details pane. For example right-click Disk 1

on Dec 31, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I have a HP pavilion DV6 laptop with preloaded windows 7 home premium and 4 primary partitions. The windows partition is the third one. Now, I want to split that partition. But, windows does not let me do...


Use the free partition manager form EASEUS. Convert the partitions #3 and #4 into logical partitions containded both in the same extended partition (you can have only one extended partition, but it can contain multiple logical partitions, each with its own drive letter asigned)
Now you can using the same EASEUS to split the patition you wanted.

Aug 06, 2011 | HP Pavilion dv6-1122us Notebook

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I tried this method as you told , when i deletes the F drive from Disk management , it shows an unpartitioned/ unused disk space. i want to merge these two drives due insufficient disk space , can i use a...


1.Open Computer Management (Local)
click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
OR - right click My Computer and choose MANAGE

2.In the console tree, click Disk Management.
Computer Management (Local) > Storage > Disk Management

3.Right-click the unallocated space on one of the dynamic disks where you want to create the spanned volume, and then click New Volume.

4.In the New Volume wizard, click Next, click Spanned, and then follow the instructions on your screen.

Note

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.

You can create spanned volumes on dynamic disks only. - if one or more of the disks is listed as BASIC on the left hand pane, click the drive you need to make dynamic, right click and choose convert to dynamic.

You need at least two dynamic disks to create a spanned volume.

You can extend a spanned volume onto a maximum of 32 dynamic disks.

Spanned volumes cannot be mirrored or striped.

Spanned volumes are not fault tolerant - if one drive fails, the data on all the spanned volumes is basically lost.

Mar 25, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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How tp convert a GPT hard drive to a MBR hard drive? thanks


Boot off your Vista disc and go to the Recovery options. Once inside there access Command Prompt (It is a choice in the Menu) type Diskpart.exe and hit enter. Then type Help you will see many options.

What you want to do is type 'List Disk' select the Disk you wish to convert and so forth. Basically the way to convert from GPT to MBR is in there. You can also clean all data off the disk from inside Diskpart and start over with MBR.
Commands to Convert Disks
convert mbr [noerr]

Use the convert mbr command to set the partitioning style of the current disk to MBR. The disk may be a basic disk or a dynamic disk but the disk must not contain any valid data partitions or volumes.

convert gpt [noerr]

Use the convert gpt command to set the partitioning style of the current disk to GPT. The disk may be a basic or a dynamic disk but it must not contain any valid data partitions or volumes. This command is valid only on Itanium-based computers; it may be unsuccessful on x-86-based computers.

convert dynamic [noerr]

Use the convert dynamic command to change a basic disk into a dynamic disk. The disk may contain valid data partitions.

convert basic [noerr]

Use the convert basic command to change an empty dynamic disk to basic.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300415

Mar 11, 2010 | Compaq Presario 1692 Notebook

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My computer fails to identify my WD 1tb external hard drive when I plug it in the USB. It also does not show up on Disk Manager. However, it still lights up and I hear it turning. How can I get the...


I fixed that problem with a WDC My Book Home 1TB in Windows 7:

The drive was recognized in computer management and in device manager but no drive letter was allocated while connected with a e-sata cable.

1.in computer management > storage > disk management
2.rightclick drive 1 or wathever the number of the WDC drive (which should be basic at this time)
3.select 'convert to dynamic disk'
4.drive should get a drive letter
5.format (warning: all data get lost, but you can download original software from wdc.com)

Succes!
Olivier

Oct 31, 2009 | Western Digital MY BOOK HOME 1TB EXT...

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Not getting a drive letter from Compaq SCSI RAID setup


Did you see any new drives in the disk managemen screen? To get to the disk management, hold window key down and hit 'R', then type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter.

If you do see the drive in the lower half of the screen, you need to initialize the drive either as dynamic disk or basic disk. Then you need to add a new partition and format it.

Good luck.

Jul 04, 2009 | Compaq (128293B21) (128293-b21) SCSI...

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