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I screwed up big time! (Need help converting my SSD back to Basic disk.)

Sam_Flynn
  • 33 months ago

My disk is now in dynamic mode. Long story, shorten down to "I'm an idiot". Right now, Windows 10 is booted and working fine. I can log out and back in just fine. But I haven't restarted yet. What can I do to get my SSD from Dynamic to Basic? I have tried EaseUS, but it costs a spendy $60. I have Partition Wizard Full Home, but it can't convert it because "The disk is in use." It wants me to restart to fix the disk and put it in Basic mode, but I don't trust it. Microsoft Disk Management is out of the option (it's greyed out anyway) because I don't have a drive big enough to handle a backup or system image. Please help, I am so desperate right now!!!!

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  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

Just download Ubuntu or Linux Mint and create a live USB stick. Boot up off of that and change the settings in GParted. Fast and free.

  • 33 months ago
  • -1 points

Do you have an HDD in your system? Run a Windows Backup there, then follow the prompts (either Partition Wizard or Windows Disk manager).

If not, then leave your PC on, order a drive with one-day rush, then follow the prompts when it arrives.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

That was interesting. I have three partitions on this disk, excluding Windows. A windows recovery partition, a HFS formated bootable system, and it's own recovery partition. Would this be unchanged in Dynamic?

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