pc backup, failure with new harddrive??

By topps999
May 26, 2007
  1. i recently purchased the 320gb maxtor harddrive, after figuring i need to backup my pc to it, i tryed to do it and when i get to the 'where do you want to save the backup' (on windows vista ultiamte 32 bit) i select my new harddrive and it says....
    'this disk cannot be used to store a windows pc backup image as it is a dynamic disk' could anybody explain what a dynamic disk is and how i can sort this problem? thanks a lot topps.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    ensure you have the correct drivers for such a hard drive. VISTA has MANY issues with hardware. If you cannot fix the problem you will need to either get a compatible drive or switch to XP.
  3. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Posts: 119

    I believe, that after a "disk" is made a "Dynamic Disk" you cannot change it back to a "Basic Disk" (I am not 100% sure on that tho)
  4. topps999

    topps999 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    making it a dynamic drive, was the only way i was able to get it to show up in my computer, as i could only find it in device manager, and i didnt have a choice in which drive to make it i just reformatted it.
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