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#1 MrPieGuy1234

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:23 PM

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 (), 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?

Thanks!

OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x64

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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:17 PM

Hi

 

The manual Hex editing you did may make the problem worse. You should only try that as a last resort. Anyway, please download and install Partition Guru Pro Trial from the below link.

 

http://www.eassos.com/partitionguru.php

 

It may allow you to view the contents of invalid partitions and copy data from them. 






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