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Change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk

Cannot Install Windows  Operating System in setup through DVD Drive or USB Drive. First thing to do is check if the disk drive is configured as Dynamic Disk or Basic Disk. When the disk drive where the Windows operating system want to install is dynamic disk, just convert it to basic disk.

To change the dynamic disk back to  basic disk, follow the procedure:

Using the Windows interface

  1. Back up all volumes on the disk you want to convert from dynamic to basic.
    For more information about backing up volumes.
  2. Open Computer Management (Local).
  3. In the console tree, click Computer Management (Local), click Storage, and then click Disk Management.
  4. Right-click each volume on the dynamic disk you want to convert to a basic disk, and then click Delete Volume for each volume on the disk.
  5. When all volumes on the disk have been deleted, right-click the disk, and then click Convert To Basic Disk.

Notes

  • To perform this procedure on a local computer, you must be a member of the Backup Operators group or Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. To perform this procedure remotely, you must be a member of the Backup Operators group or Administrators group on the remote computer. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.
  • To open Computer Management, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
  • The disk must not have any volumes nor contain any data before you can change it back to a basic disk. If you want to keep your data, back it up or move it to another volume before you convert the disk to a basic disk.
  • Once you change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk, you can create only partitions and logical drives on that disk.

 

Using a command line

  1. Back up all volumes on the disk you want to convert from dynamic to basic.
    For more information about backing up volumes, see Related Topics.
  2. Open Command Prompt.
  3. Type:
    diskpart
  4. At the DISKPART prompt, type:
    list disk
    Make note of the dynamic disk you want to convert to a basic disk.
  5. At the DISKPART prompt, type:
    select diskn
  6. At the DISKPART prompt, type:
    detail diskn
  7. For each volume on the disk, at the DISKPART prompt, type:
    select volume=n
    and then type:
    delete volume
  8. At the DISKPART prompt, type:
    select diskn
    Specify the disk number of the disk that you want to convert to a basic disk.
  9. At the DISKPART prompt, type:
    convert basic

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows7, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc776315(v=ws.10).aspx