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Logical Drive - unbootable

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#1 HavokTheorem


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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:01 PM

My friend recently upgraded to 7 with my help. However i made the mistake of making it a logical partition. Once he deleted his old Vista partition, the system was unbootable. Now he needs a way to convert the logical partition to a primary one. I had him try use gparted live to convert it, but gparted doesnt have that option. My next idea was to run puppy off a USB and use a partition manager on that. We are trying that now, but if anyone else has experience with this, please advise me on the best course of action. Cheers!

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#2 Artrooks


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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:00 AM

I have not personally tried this but here are a few references:


I'm not certain that the free version of Paragon Partition Manager has a bootable cd or can convert the partion; however, Minitool Partition Manager has a free bootable CD. The current version is 7.0. I have the free, bootable version 6.0 and it does have an option (on the left) to convert logical to primary partition.

Download the Home version "Bootable CD" iso file (near the bottom of page): http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

Good luck



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