I have the same problem but I cannot see the content of your link, it gives a forum error message. please help.Have any tips for a failed dynamic volume on multiple disks?
I did not get a comment but in case someone has similar issue with EE I bit the bullet replaced with 07 and bingo all OK.
But could not save data as could only do a format which was not an issue as all files on the HDD had been backed up.
So now have reinstalled and back to normal.
Trust helps someone.
Even I have "EE" at 1C2. What do you mean by "But could not save data..." ?
My hard drive has really, really important data of 250GB approx. I don't have an external hard drive or something where I can keep my files.
Is it absolutely safe to type "07" at "EE" in 1C2?
Are you sure doing this would:\
1) Convert the disk from dynamic to basic.
2) Not lose any data at all.
3) Not arise the problem of invalid disk or something like that
Since this thread comes up a lot when searching for any "quick fix" for changing a dynamic drive back to a basic one, I wanted to address the problem these three users had (excluding myself), which I think we will see a lot as time goes by.I don’t know if some1 is still going read this but i have a question…
My 02 column does not containt a “42” of a “07” in the 1A0 – 1f0 range…
It shows “EE” at the 1c0 section. what does this meen? Am i screwed?
The disk just stopped working out of nothing, i don’t even know if it was dynamic of basic… all i know is that there were 2 partitions and now it says dynamic, invalid and i can’t “activate” it.
Registered to voice my thanks for your extended fix as it is what I needed. Unlike you my disk didn't seem to show as RAW in step E, it just looked the same it did before I did step C. However after step C and D, the drive now shows up in explorer with a drive letter but also an error popped up immediately saying something brief that I can't remember now.Another one that registered to 1) give thanks, 2) tell you all what I had to do.
A) I too saw the said "This operation is not allowed on the invalid disk pack. " in Windows 10 Virtual Disk Manager after moving a HDD out of another machine and inserting it into a USB enclosure
B) I downloaded HxD as suggested, did Extras > Open Disk > untick 'Open as read only' > Selected the right physical disk
C) Took a while to realize where location 1C2 is... You have to go about 29 rows down and then 3 cells to the right. Click on the "42" there and you should see (bottom left) the location (named "Offset") as 1C2. Changed that 42 to 07 and CTRL+S (i.e. saved)
D) Turned external USB power off, back on
E) Now disk showed with drive letter in Virtual Disk Manager but... as RAW, and when going to the assigned drive letter Windows asked if I wanted to format it (WARNING: Click cancel/close the box offcourse here ). Clicked cancel and downloaded Testdisk 7.1 as another user suggested (a free open source program)
F) Basically did a scan and got it to write out the partition it found. It said I had to reboot. I figured I could just turn off/on the USB enclosure.
G) Turned off/on the USB enclosure.
H) Disk is available, drive letter assigned, data is visible.
WOOOHOOO - Thank you guys!
Thanks be to God also!