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    Convert Dynamic disk back to basic
    In order to try to expand my boot camp windows partition, I converted my disk to a dynamic disk not having the best knowledge of the subject. Now my entire disk in my Macbook Pro is a dynamic disk, and I`m not able to boot either OS X or Windows 7. How can I revert the process without the loss of data? Is something like this possible to do with a linux live CD?

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    There are various ways to convert a dynamic disk back to basic, however, the free way involves the use of a hex editor - which I do not recommend unless you really know what you're doing.

    Probably the easiest is to purchase software that can do it for you. Acronis (the makers of True Image) has a utility to do it - not free of course.

    And here's another that's not so expensive: LINK

    You might also wish to delete the Windows BC partition using the BC assistant and then start over. Of course that means you will lose everything in Windows.

    And... you posted this in the wrong forum. I've moved it to the appropriate forum.


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