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By ipcass ·
Anyone solving this gets $25 from me directly!!! No BS. OK mom accidently converted Basic Disk to Dynamic in W2K Pro. We need to revert her back to Basic but keep getting "inaccessibile boot device." How can I reload 2000 with out reformatting thedata on the disk and losing it. Is there third party utility etc.? She has important data she just can't live without!!!

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by ipcass In reply to Saving Data Gets you $25!

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by fenaikh In reply to Saving Data Gets you $25!

Hi
pls raed these 2 Articles from MS: part of the 1st one says

"WARNING: Upgrading a disk to dynamic storage will render the entire disk unreadable to operating systems other than Windows 2000. This is a one-way process. In order to change back to basic disk format, the drive must be repartitioned."


Dynamic vs. Basic Storage in Windows 2000 and Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q175/7/61.ASP


Error Message "Cannot Proceed with the Upgrade" When a Basic Disk Is Converted to Dynamic
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q267/1/46.ASP


Good luck

Mohamed

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by fenaikh In reply to Saving Data Gets you $25!

Pls remove any spaces when You copy the URL.

Good luck

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by fenaikh In reply to Saving Data Gets you $25!

I would also visit ontrack.com they have a util called easy recovry you can download atrial version...

I hope this will help.

You need another hard disk which will be a master and a backup which has an operating system w2k or winXP...


I hope this will help.

Mohamed

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by fenaikh In reply to Saving Data Gets you $25!

more ...


HOW TO: Convert to Basic and Dynamic Disks in Windows XP Professional
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q309/0/44.asp


and ... easyrecovry


http://www.ontrack.com/easyrecovery/


Good luck


Mohamed

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by tjc In reply to Saving Data Gets you $25!

I say put in a second physical drive and use somethign like partition magic to copy everything to it and then do what the above poster says, or even partion magic may be able to help you. I do know it can convert partitons but I dont' know about thedynamic one.

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