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How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk without data loss

convert dynamic disk to basic disk

For many reasons hard disk gets converted from basic to dynamic disk. Dynamic disk will not allow you to boot up the operating system if all the system files are stored on that dynamic disk. You need to convert it back to basic in order to boot OS successfully. So in this tutorial I will show you a working method to convert dynamic disk to basic disk without data loss.

convert dynamic disk to basic disk

So this problem occurs when you have partitioned your disk many times. In my case when I wanted to create a volume on some unallocated space a warning suddenly popped-up asking “The operation you selected will convert the selected basic disk(s) to dynamic disk(s). If you convert the disk(s) to dynamic, you will not be able to start installed operation systems from any volume on the disk(s) (except the current boot volume). Are you sure you want to continue?

convert dynamic disk to basic disk

 

Dynamic Disk disadvantages:

  • If you change a basic disk to dynamic disk then you cannot convert it back to basic disk easily. In such case you have to use 3rd party softwares.
  • Suppose you have installed operating system on the basic disk. If you accidentally convert basic disk to dynamic disk and restart your pc then the dynamic disk will fail to boot installed operating system. This is a major issue regarding dynamic disk. In that case you have to delete all the drives with command prompt window using Windows installation media. So be careful about the fact that whenever you change the basic disk to dynamic, please do not restart your pc. Otherwise all your data will be lost in the process of converting back to basic. So basically make sure that you must have to convert it to basic first and after that you can go for restart.
  • Dynamic disk will lead to hard disk partition problems in most of the cases.

So as soon as you click yes then your disk will converted to dynamic as shown below.

convert dynamic disk to basic disk

I assume that you have converted your basic disk to dynamic disk and looking for solutions. Am I right??

Well you must have observed color changes in Disk Management when you converted the disk to dynamic. If we convert it back to basic color will change to blue.

How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk:

Step 1:

First you need to download a 3rd party software called AOMEI Dynamic disk manager.

Click here to download AOMEI Dynamic Disk manager

Step 2 :

Now install AOMEI dyanic disk manager software.

Step 3:

This step is not necessarily required for everyone but in my case I have done this before converting the disk from dynamic to basic. This step is all about deleting the empty volume you have created for which your hard disk is converted to dynamic.              

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Step 4:

Now open AOMEI dynamic disk converter. As shown below you will have the option to convert dynamic disk to basic disk.

Just right click on the Disk 1 option and you will get the option.

convert dynamic disk to basic disk

 

Step 5 :

Just click on “convert to basic disk” .

Step 6 :

So you need to commit your operation .Now go to view pending operations and click.

convert dynamic disk to basic disk

 

 

Step 7 :

Click on commit .

convert dynamic disk to basic disk

Step 8 :

Click on proceed.

convert dynamic disk to basic disk

Step 9 :

Now you will see a pop-up appears asking to restart the system. Click ok to continue.

convert dynamic disk to basic disk

 

After restarting your pc go to disk management again and verify the results. You will see that the disk is now converted from dynamic to basic and you can observe color changes. During the whole operation no data is lost. This is the best part of this method.

convert dynamic disk to basic disk

We assume that this guide will surely help you to convert dynamic disk to basic disk without data loss. Comment section is always available for your queries and problems. Feel free to comment below. Thanks all.

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Dhruv is a part time blogger and likes to solve technology related problems . Apart from blogging he holds an engineering degree in Information Technology. At techmediahub.com he writes about technology tricks & tips , gadgets specification and reviews and how to's.

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