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I am unable to create a logical drive from my unallocated space. When I click on New simple volume and proceed, it creates another dynamic drive. I tried to creating a logical drive from my Windows 7 disk but the 'new' option (used to create a new drive) is disabled.

Any ideas?

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A logical drive is a kind of partition on a basic disk (i.e. a disk with a regular MBR partition table). If the only option for new partitions on a disk is to create dynamic drives, it is probably set up as a dynamic disk. You can't create a logical drive on a dynamic disk.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/What-are-basic-and-dynamic-disks

Update:

The Disk Management tools included with Windows 7 can convert an empty dynamic disk back to a basic disk.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755238.aspx

Of course, as usual there are ways to do this without having to reformat, but be careful.

See: Converting dynamic to basic disk

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I have only 1 disk(disk 0) which contains windows.. so, i can't delete my C drive. –  Aman Aug 30 '11 at 7:44
    
anybody can tell me what to do?? –  Aman Sep 1 '11 at 7:02
    
Did you look at the last link? –  rakslice Sep 2 '11 at 1:52
    
Yes, I have seen but my pc has only 1 DISK which contains windows and can not be delete all volumes which is required as in 3rd point of last link i.e. technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755238.aspx Is there any way to create another disk? –  Aman Sep 2 '11 at 14:16
    
i have created my web page and uploaded a pic of disk management.. my web page: sites.google.com/site/amankapagehaiji –  Aman Sep 2 '11 at 15:08

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