- Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.00GHz
- ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO (SOCKET 1150)
- 16.0GB DDR3 @ 1199MHz
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (Gigabyte)
- Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB
- Western Digital WDC WD4003FZEX <- drive that's acting up
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Posted 19 January 2017 - 12:47 PM
Posted 19 January 2017 - 12:58 PM
Was this drive originally set up as a dynamic disk?
Edited by hamluis, 19 January 2017 - 01:00 PM.
Posted 19 January 2017 - 01:31 PM
That's a great question, and to be honest I don't know, but don't think so unless windows defaults a disk as dynamic during normal formatting. Since this was a secondary drive, I simply installed it and did a quick-format as NTFS, and started using it, and it's worked fine for over year so I don't think I've ever checked 'disk management' prior to this incident. Either way, I'm going to try the method "MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro" as suggested in one of your links and thank you for giving me something to start with.
Unfortunately, that did not work. MiniTook Partion Wizard shows the drive as a "Bad Disk", and errors out when attempting to convert from dynamic to basic disk, with no options to repair:
Edited by JesusTheAstronaut, 19 January 2017 - 01:41 PM.
Posted 19 January 2017 - 01:56 PM
See this video. You may need to select GPT instead of intel because your drive is 4TB. Do not download the 64bit version of Testdisk even if you have 64bit Windows
Posted 19 January 2017 - 01:59 PM
I did not think that there would be success...my original thought was that you will probably wind up deleting the dynamic disk partitions and then starting as if it were a new drive.
But I'm moving this to Disk Management because the members there have a lot more experience and may have some valid suggestions for attempted resolution .
Edited by hamluis, 19 January 2017 - 02:00 PM.
Posted 20 January 2017 - 04:55 PM
Just out of curiosity, where did you get this disk? Was it pre-used out of another computer, or purchased brand new and in the packaging?
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