This article tells you how to convert dynamic disk basic if dynamic disk invalid issue occurs. Get the details here to have a try. It will also cover, what is dynamic disk invalid issue and why you get it.
What is Dynamic disk?
Dynamic disk was firstly introduced in Windows 2000, and is available on both Personal computers and servers. However, compared with basic disk, dynamic disk is not frequently used, this is especially obvious for average users. In fact, dynamic disk has its own advantage. For example, it can optimize disk I/O performance by creating striped volume or provide fault-tolerant ability by creating mirrored volume, which attract numbers of experienced users to have a try.
Since dynamic disk is less frequently used than basic disk, it is worth mentioning that when getting into dynamic disk issues, users is easy to get into panic. In this post, we will talk about a common issue that can happen on each dynamic disk, and it is dynamic disk invalid.
Why you get Dynamic Disk Invalid issue?
Dynamic disk invalid issue often happens on Windows OS that are not compatible with dynamic disk. For example, if a dynamic disk is used under Windows XP Home Edition, you will find it in invalid state. This is because dynamic disk is not supported in Windows XP Home Edition. Also there are other factors that will lead to this issue, and they can be virus attack, sudden power loss, hardware environment change, and so on.
How to repair Invalid Dynamic Disk?
In fact, the most straight-forward way to fix invalid dynamic disk is to convert that invalid dynamic disk to basic disk. There are two ways for you to do this, and they are:
1. Use Windows Built-in Disk Management Tool
Disk Management can convert an empty dynamic disk to basic by deleting all volumes on the disk, which means data loss. However, since there are no volumes on the invalid dynamic disk, you cannot make the data backup but go ahead to do the conversion. Thus, if you have recovered the data in it, you can use this way, otherwise you had better turn to the next part.
2. Use MiniTool Partition Wizard
MiniTool Partition Wizard is recommended here to help convert dynamic disk to basic disk as it can keep the original data safe. And the way to use this program is also straightforward, which means you don’t need to be professional. Click on the invalid dynamic disk and choose “Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic“, then apply this conversion. After using this dynamic disk converter, you will find it is really easy to repair invalid dynamic disk without losing data.
However, one more thing to pay attention to: only the paid editions of MiniTool Partition Wizard offer the ability for dynamic disk management. You can make a comparison of its editions to choose the most suitable one.
In this post, we introduce the reasons that lead to dynamic disk invalid, as well as the solutions. If you think this third-party partition tool is fit for you, you can buy one to have a try. Also, if you need to resize partition on basic disk, or resize volume on dynamic disk, MiniTool Partition Wizard is always your first choice.
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