Dynamic vs basic hard drive
Posted on 2015-02-01
On an xp machine I added a second drive, a 1T drive for storage. Main drive is about 250 gig with .Windows and system recovery files.
When I installed the new 1T drive, I initiated a dynamic drive setup. And it hasn't worked. I can go to the drive and save files, but my Acronis True Image back up to external drive can't see it.
So my first attemtp to fix was to reformat it and reset it as a basic hard drive. I'm now using Windows Disk managment to convert it to "simple" or "basic and it still says "dynamic" when I completed the basic reformat. I want to partition 3 virtual drives on the 1T.