Can't convert dynamic disk to basic

Micro-star international / Ms-7580
July 15, 2011 at 04:53:52
Specs: Windows XP, 2.673 GHz / 3318 MB
I have several internal hard drives on my system. All but one are set as basic disks. Using computer management, I right click on the drive I want to convert and get no option to convert to basic. Image here:
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I deleted the volume which now gives me the option to convert to basic. But, when I try it, I get an error message - The operation is not allowed because the requested object is in active use. This is what's got me scratching my head. Process Explorer doesn't show anything using that drive.

Any ideas how to convert this drive?

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#1
July 15, 2011 at 05:39:12
Try doing it in Windows Safe Mode

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#2
July 15, 2011 at 06:59:38
An excellent suggestion - one I should've thought of myself. Unfortunately, I've got that "frozen at mup.sys" thing going on when trying to get into safe mode. No matter what I've tried, following the numerous links on the 'Net, I've yet to figure out how to get around the problem.
But, thanks for the idea. It probably is the solution.

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#3
July 15, 2011 at 07:23:32
You can't convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk without losing your data. See the link below.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309044


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#4
July 15, 2011 at 19:11:23
The contents of the drive has been copied to another disk and the disk in question has been formatted, so that's not a concern. But thanks for the warning.

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#5
August 30, 2011 at 21:00:20
the fast and direct way is use dynamic disk converter instead of delete all the dynamic volumes to convert through Windows Disk Management.
get more information throught the link:
http://www.dynamic-disk-converter.com/

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#6
August 31, 2011 at 06:30:28
If there is no data on the drive that you need to preserve then why bother with a converter, which may or may not work correctly. Just delete the partitions and create again.

You may wish to use different sizing for the partitions after actually using the disk.


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