How can I change my hard drive type from Dynamic to Basic?

Sachin K February 26, 2014
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Hello people!

I formatted my entire hard drive last night. And I don’t know where I made a mistake and changed the drive type to DYNAMIC from BASIC ?
Now when I tried to reformat it, the other drives won’t be formatted because they are in DYNAMIC type.

I tried some simple tips like >> going to the >> Manage (options under Right click of My computer)>> Storage >> Disk Management and deleted all partitions to change them Convert to Basic type again.
But that did not work. What should I do?

  1. Gordon G
    March 3, 2014 at 5:24 am

    like Wally said, partition wizard is a nice free tool.

  2. Oron J
    February 26, 2014 at 11:26 am

    A dynamic partition is one that can be resized "on the fly". It certainly shouldn't affect the ability of other partitions to be formatted. The problem probably lies elsewhere.

  3. Hovsep A
    February 26, 2014 at 8:31 am

    You Cannot Revert a Disk to a Basic Disk If the Disk Appears As "Dynamic Unreadable" in Disk Management
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320283/en-gb

  4. Wally
    February 26, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Try partition wizard