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Several HDD partitions combined to one.

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    Windows 8 x64 Pro

    Several HDD partitions combined to one. Any idea?


    Hello, Eight Forums. I've looked allover the internet for a solution to this problem, and found some similar ones but it seems that mine is unique. Let me start off by posting a screenshot of my disk management section on control panel for reference latter on.
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    Alright. So the 1TB HDD (Disk 0) is were i'm having trouble, the 128GB SSD (Disk 1) is fine. As you can see, there are three different F partitions of various sizes that combine to form one single readable drive. Also, the disk is dynamic and all volumes have the yellow banner on them vs the blue like on the SSD. Its kinda irrelevant how I got to this situation, but in a nutshell I (by mistake) put the system reserved on the HDD and on trying to remove it this happened. The third partition is a result of me trying to fix it. My wish is to get it to just one single basic partition that takes up the whole drive. Also, the drive is where I store all of my games so loosing its data is complete out of the question. I do have a external harddrive, but I doubt it could fit the contents of my games without crazy amounts of compression. Sorry I can't provide more detail but I'm hoping the picture is enough. Feel free to ask any questions. Thanks in advance!

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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    This link may help and will be the same for Windows 8:
    Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 x64 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    This link may help and will be the same for Windows 8:
    Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Yeah I tried EaseUS but there was no convert to basic disk option at all. And on disk management its grayed out.
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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Did you try option 5 using Diskpart. Make sure you back up all your data first.
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Several HDD partitions combined to one.
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