In some situations, you may mistakenly convert hard disk to dynamic disk. For example, when you try to extend a partition using Disk Management, but the unallocated space is available on another disk instead of on the adjacent right side, Disk Management will tell you this operation will turn the hard drive to dynamic disk. If you mistakenly click “Yes”, then you get a dynamic disk that is not your intention. At this time, what should you do if hard disk has become dynamic by mistake?
Usually, if you are unaccustomed to dynamic disk, you may want to revert the dynamic disk to basic disk. How to do the conversion? We will show you the best solutions.
In this part, we will talk about the way to convert dynamic disk to basic disk based on two situations.
For System Disk
If your system hard disk has become dynamic by mistake, you will need the help of MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro. This is a professional disk partition management utility that has helped numerous of users get out of their trouble. And its Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic feature really helps when hard disk changed to dynamic disk. Detailed steps are shown as follow:
Step 1. Run MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro. Then at the disk map area, select the dynamic disk you want to convert and choose Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic from the action panel.
Step 2. You can preview that all volumes on the target disk will become partitions on the basic disk. To confirm the conversion, click Apply button on the top left corner to apply all changes.
Note: if the dynamic disk is the system disk, MiniTool Partition Wizard will finish the conversion in a reboot.
When all is done, your computer will reboot normally. In this way, the problem that “hard disk has become dynamic” has been solved safely and successfully.
MiniTool Partition Wizard only supports converting simple volumes to primary partitions. If there is mirrored volume, break the mirror in Disk Management before the conversion. If there is striped, spanned, or RAID 5 volume, delete it after backing up. However, since the dynamic disk is made by mistake, all volumes are simple volumes. Hence you can totally rely on MiniTool Partition Wizard. Visit the official store to get one personal license now.
For Data Disk
If it is a data disk you want to convert, MiniTool Partition Wizard is also helpful. However, you also have another choice, that is to back up data on the hard drive first, and then go to Windows Disk Management utility and delete all volumes to convert the dynamic disk to basic disk.
This is the end of how to convert dynamic disk to basic when hard disk changed to dynamic disk. In our opinion, MiniTool Partition Wizard is obviously the better choice. But you can have your own opinion. Just try them out!