How to Repair Invalid Dynamic Disk With Ease

Jean updated on Dec 06, 2018 to Partition Master | How-to Articles

What's Invalid Dynamic Disk

Do you see invalid dynamic disk error someday when you finished installing a new Windows OS on an HDD or SSD? It's weird. Now you may wonder which step went wrong.

When your disk 1, disk 2 or disk 0 is a dynamic disk, and suddenly it shows as invalid in Disk Management, there are tons of reasons that will cause the error. It can be a bad sector, something wrong on the drive, bad SATA cable or virus and malware. However, the typical reason is from the Windows incompatibility issue.

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How to Repair Invalid Dynamic Disk

Windows operating system, especially all Home Editions of Windows 10, 8, 7 XP or Vista are not supported to install on a dynamic disk. To correct invalid dynamic disk error, you can convert dynamic disk to basic disk.

How to Convert a Dynamic Disk (Invalid) to a Basic Disk with Disk Management (compmgmt.msc)

Only one important warning you must pay extra attention. The built-in Disk Management tool is free to use, however, only deleting the disk first can you change the dynamic disk to a basic. That is to say, all data and system files on the dynamic disk will be completely erased.

Step 1. Access Disk Management.

Step 2. Next, locate and right-click on the invalid dynamic disk.

Step 3. After that, from the right clicking menu, select "Convert to Basic Disk".


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