Undo Conversion of W7 SATA to Dynamic Disk

Amd Athlon ii x2 dual core processor
May 1, 2010 at 09:22:49
Specs: Windows 7 64 Home, Phenon 2.2ghz 4gb
I built my computer 6 months ago and it has been working very well since today.
I wanted to create a seperate partition so I could have the option to dual boot my computer on startup and choose from windows 7 and Ubunto Lynux.

However I went into disk managment and have foolishly converted my HDD to dynamic.
I restarted the computer and the disk could no longer be recognized by the computer and windows fails to boot.

Now I was certain that I could not restore the hard drive and all the files. So I attempted to do a clean install of windows 7.

Now I can't delete and format the partitions, I am stuck with:
Disk 0 Partition 2 Dynamic
Disk 0 Partition 3 System
(all third party drivers have been installed)

I need to get the HDD back to unallocated space so I can format it and do a clean copy of windows 7 but I can't.

If anyone can advise me as to how to do this then can you please tell me in as much detail as possible.
I also have access to another computer in case any one has any ideas as to what to do.

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May 1, 2010 at 21:11:33
I do not know much about dynamic disks, BUT I Googled it for you and I have come across a complete step-by-step for converting back for you:


Please let us know if this works for you. (It was just about like I suspected it would be, delete all partitions and then convert back, and allocate/partition/format as needed.)

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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May 2, 2010 at 10:16:29
I connected the hdd to my friends computer running vista and converted the disk back to basic. It was instantly wiped clean and it is now all unalocated space.
I done a clean install of win 7 and all is now good.

Thanks for your help

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May 2, 2010 at 16:51:43
Your Windows 7 DVD should also have been able to do it, but thanks for letting us know what worked.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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