I have two physical drives in my system. The main drive contains three partitions. The CAcer), the EWorking) and a small Unallocated partition. Both C: and E: are called "Primary" and the Unallocated is called "Logical" type.
The second drive has 4 Partitions. G:UserBU, I:CurSysImg, Z:PVR and some Unallocated space. Both G: and I: are Primary types while Z: and the Unallocated partition are described as Logical types.
Everything appears to be working fine including the Z: partition that I use to record TV programs. All are NTFS and the OS is Win 7.
I have Partition Wizard and it indicate the Status of the various drives as follows:
C: is Active & Boot & System
I: is Active
All others have a Status of "None"
Disk Management in Win 7 indicates much the same.
So, what is the difference between a "Logical" partition and a "Primary" partition and how does one switch from one to the other or even create one or the other?