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Converting Dynamic Disk => Basic Disk

Last response: in Storage
January 2, 2006 4:40:07 AM

Is there anyway to convert dynamic disk to basic disk without clearing out all the partitions on the hdd?
I want to convert back because I want to try MacOS and linux on my pc but I don't have any spare space to backup all the data before deleting the partitions.
January 2, 2006 2:45:52 PM

I am not aware of any way to do this. I looked into it myself once.

January 3, 2006 8:10:50 PM

I don't have any spare space to backup all the data

You want to change the basic format of your hard disk without backing up your data!!? I highly recommend you don't do anything that changes the format of a hard drive, even single partitions, without having any data you want to keep in at least one other permanent data store. In any event, you can't convert dynamic to basic without reformating. It may be possible upon deletion of the dynamic format to recover and write a partition table using partition recovery software, but who would take that chance?