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I created a partition E and then deleted the partition. After that I extended my partition C (where OS was installed) to take the space.

My partition C became hybrid drive.

My hp notebook does not have DVD rom and the notebook only came with an recovery image (I also have a paragon disc image).

My computer has some problems now and I want to recover it by either the factory format or the paragon disc image. However, none of them works.

I know it is because my disc has become hybrid disk. My question is how to fix the dynamic disk problem?

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  1. Buy a usb DVD drive and use HP recovery DVD's to do a factory recovery, back up your data as everything will be wiped on all partitions.

  2. Use Software to change partitions back to basic. EaseUS Partition Master Home edition is Free and can do this.

Here is how to properly make a 5th partition on a HP notebook once you get things sorted out

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Is it possible to take out the hard drive and connect it to another computer as an external hard drive, format the hard drive and put it back ? – Marco Apr 3 '12 at 3:41
Why would you want to do that? define "format" – Moab Apr 3 '12 at 14:39

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