John from the Vista Resource Kit: "...Dynamic disks present difficulties,
however, because they are not accessible from operating sysems other than
the operating system instance that converted the disk to dynamic. This makes
dynamic disks inaccessible in multi-boot envirnments, and makes recovering
data more difficult in the event of partial hard disk failure. You should
always use basic disks unless you have a specific requirement that can only
be met by dynamic disks....". Another big ? - you cannot convert back to
Also if you right click "volume" rather than a "disk" the menu option in not
available. Regarding "...I also noticed that the drive is also on the
"Safely Remove Hardware list". ..." - removeable drives cannot be dynamic
drives - although yours is ot the designation may be the screw-up.
"John Lechmanik" <j_lechmanik@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Well after reading up on Dynamic Drives (vs. Basic Drives) I thought I
> would check into changing mine. Well I don't seem to have the choice. If
> I right click on the drive while in Drive Management, I don't have the
> choice to change the drive type to Dynamic. I looked at the help file and
> it says you can't do that with a SCSI drive. Well I checked mine and the
> system reports my drive as a SCSI drive despite it being a standard SATA
> Any ideas about how this happens? It's a Baracuda 500GB drive (can't
> remember the make right now, I'm blanking on it).
> To reply direct, remove the REMOVEME in the signature.