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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Dynamic invalid disk

    Hello all,

    Today I was trying to extend one of the partitions on my seagate barracuda 3tb drive. Disk management asked me if I wanted to convert my disk from basic to dynamic, which I accepted. BIG MISTAKE. That failed, and it left my disk showing in disk management as "dynamic invalid". I can't access my data on windows or even a Linux live cd.

    After doing some googling I found that by changing some of the values on the disk with a hex editor like HxD (How to recover a Dynamic Invalid Disk in Windows 7 - YouTube), it would go back to being a basic disk.

    After trying this, I realized this method only works on disks that are under 2 tb. I have yet to find a method to fix this on a disk that is above 2 tb. If there is no way to convert it back, is there at least a way to retrieve my data off the disk?


    OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x64

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    W10 Pro X64
    Last edited by Dude; 01 Apr 2014 at 23:59.
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