Vista Ultimate, Invalid Disk Pack


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Danny

Hi!

A weird problem. I used to have 3 USB disks (dynamic GPT) running fine under
Vista Ultimate. Then I made a fresh Windows 7 Home Premium install. Noticing
that it didn't recognise my disks (and other problems as well), I decided to
go back to Vista Ultimate (using Windows.old).

But now the original Vista Ultimate installation didn't recognise them
either! They have status Invalid in Disk Management Console. DISKPART sees
the disks, and also the partitions, but it doesn't appear to find any
volumes. Any command I try to do returns the error message that it is not
allowed on invalid disk packs.

Please, dear Internet God, find me a solution. I don't want to lose almost
4TB of data gathered over years.

Brgds

Danny
 
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philo

Danny said:
Hi!

A weird problem. I used to have 3 USB disks (dynamic GPT) running fine under
Vista Ultimate. Then I made a fresh Windows 7 Home Premium install. Noticing
that it didn't recognise my disks (and other problems as well), I decided to
go back to Vista Ultimate (using Windows.old).

But now the original Vista Ultimate installation didn't recognise them
either! They have status Invalid in Disk Management Console. DISKPART sees
the disks, and also the partitions, but it doesn't appear to find any
volumes. Any command I try to do returns the error message that it is not
allowed on invalid disk packs.

Please, dear Internet God, find me a solution. I don't want to lose almost
4TB of data gathered over years.

Brgds

Danny


you can start here

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771775.aspx


but sheesh you should *never* have used the dynamic disc option

a sure formula for disaster
 
D

Danny

Hi!

Thanks for the link, but unfortunately I could not find anything useful in
there. None of the lists of status messages in it, or in any of the links it
provided, even listed the "Invalid" status that I have.

So, please, if anyone has any other helpful suggestions it would be much
appreciated. I don't want to format the disks unless absolutely necessary. (I
can recreate the data on them, but it would take weeks of work)

I read somewhere that the Home versions don't support dynamic disks. I feel
totally misled there, because it said nothing about that when I bought
Windows 7 Home Premium, nor did the Upgrade Advisor say anything about it. I
have complained to the store, but of course they remain silent. Interesting
thing is, when I tested the Ultimate RC, I had the same problem. But that
time when I switched back to Vista, the disks did not disappear there as
well, that only happened with the RTM. And besides it doesn't make sense to
not support dynamic for home users. I'm sure lots of Media Center users need
to have large volumes with their media files. Yet are not interested in all
the business functionality.

Philo, if you have a better option than dynamic disks for creating volumes
covering several disks I would love to hear it. My folder containing my DVD's
cannot fit on one disk alone.

Brgds

Danny
 
P

philo

Danny said:
Hi!

Thanks for the link, but unfortunately I could not find anything useful in
there. None of the lists of status messages in it, or in any of the links it
provided, even listed the "Invalid" status that I have.

So, please, if anyone has any other helpful suggestions it would be much
appreciated. I don't want to format the disks unless absolutely necessary. (I
can recreate the data on them, but it would take weeks of work)

I read somewhere that the Home versions don't support dynamic disks. I feel
totally misled there, because it said nothing about that when I bought
Windows 7 Home Premium, nor did the Upgrade Advisor say anything about it. I
have complained to the store, but of course they remain silent. Interesting
thing is, when I tested the Ultimate RC, I had the same problem. But that
time when I switched back to Vista, the disks did not disappear there as
well, that only happened with the RTM. And besides it doesn't make sense to
not support dynamic for home users. I'm sure lots of Media Center users need
to have large volumes with their media files. Yet are not interested in all
the business functionality.

Philo, if you have a better option than dynamic disks for creating volumes
covering several disks I would love to hear it. My folder containing my DVD's
cannot fit on one disk alone.

Brgds

Danny


did you try this method?


http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2007/06/06/managing-dynamic-disks-in-vista-part-v


anyway, if you get it sorted out
using a hardware RAID method is a better option than any type of
software RAID or dynamic disk

but I advise against disk spanning of any type
since in the event of a problem , data recovery is difficult at best
 
D

Danny

Hi!

Importing it as a foreign disk was my first thought. But unfortunately it
doesn't see it as a foreign disk, so that option is greyed out. If I could
find a way of fooling it into thinking it was a foreign disk, that could
help. Is it a registry setting?

I don't have a second computer I can test it on. But I do suspect that if I
could only import it, it would be alright.

I did consider RAID when I made this setup, but I read lots of people who
had problems, and got lost with all the types of RAID. And it was more
expensive.

Brgds

Danny
 
P

philo

Danny said:
Hi!

Importing it as a foreign disk was my first thought. But unfortunately it
doesn't see it as a foreign disk, so that option is greyed out. If I could
find a way of fooling it into thinking it was a foreign disk, that could
help. Is it a registry setting?

I don't have a second computer I can test it on. But I do suspect that if I
could only import it, it would be alright.

I did consider RAID when I made this setup, but I read lots of people who
had problems, and got lost with all the types of RAID. And it was more
expensive.

Brgds

Danny



Hopefully some expert can help here...
but unless you get specific advice from someone who really knows what
they are doing...I would not fool with anything at this point.


Hopefully you will get it sorted out

and I really advise you to not use either RAID or Dynamic disk
 
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Simi Bocb

For Dynamic Disk Invalid, typecally your operating system may not support for dynamic disk. such as WinXP Home Edition, Win7 Home Edition will show a dynamic invalid disk in disk management. A called Dynamic Disk Converter 3.0 (http://www.dynamic-disk.com/) can revert an dynamic unreadable disk and invalid dynamic disk back to basic disk without lost data. I tested the program on VMware, work fine.



Danny wrote:

Vista Ultimate, Invalid Disk Pack
18-Dec-09

Hi

A weird problem. I used to have 3 USB disks (dynamic GPT) running fine unde
Vista Ultimate. Then I made a fresh Windows 7 Home Premium install. Noticin
that it did not recognise my disks (and other problems as well), I decided t
go back to Vista Ultimate (using Windows.old)

But now the original Vista Ultimate installation did not recognise the
either! They have status Invalid in Disk Management Console. DISKPART see
the disks, and also the partitions, but it does not appear to find an
volumes. Any command I try to do returns the error message that it is no
allowed on invalid disk packs

Please, dear Internet God, find me a solution. I do not want to lose almos
4TB of data gathered over years

Brgd

Danny

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Vista Ultimate, Invalid Disk Pack
Hi

A weird problem. I used to have 3 USB disks (dynamic GPT) running fine unde
Vista Ultimate. Then I made a fresh Windows 7 Home Premium install. Noticin
that it did not recognise my disks (and other problems as well), I decided t
go back to Vista Ultimate (using Windows.old)

But now the original Vista Ultimate installation did not recognise the
either! They have status Invalid in Disk Management Console. DISKPART see
the disks, and also the partitions, but it does not appear to find an
volumes. Any command I try to do returns the error message that it is no
allowed on invalid disk packs

Please, dear Internet God, find me a solution. I do not want to lose almos
4TB of data gathered over years

Brgd

Danny

Danny wrote:you can start herehttp://technet.microsoft.
Danny wrote

you can start her

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771775.asp

but sheesh you should *never* have used the dynamic disc optio

a sure formula for disaster

Hi!
Hi

Thanks for the link, but unfortunately I could not find anything useful i
there. None of the lists of status messages in it, or in any of the links i
provided, even listed the "Invalid" status that I have

So, please, if anyone has any other helpful suggestions it would be muc
appreciated. I do not want to format the disks unless absolutely necessary. (
can recreate the data on them, but it would take weeks of work

I read somewhere that the Home versions do not support dynamic disks. I fee
totally misled there, because it said nothing about that when I bough
Windows 7 Home Premium, nor did the Upgrade Advisor say anything about it.
have complained to the store, but of course they remain silent. Interestin
thing is, when I tested the Ultimate RC, I had the same problem. But tha
time when I switched back to Vista, the disks did not disappear there a
well, that only happened with the RTM. And besides it does not make sense t
not support dynamic for home users. I am sure lots of Media Center users nee
to have large volumes with their media files. Yet are not interested in al
the business functionality

Philo, if you have a better option than dynamic disks for creating volume
covering several disks I would love to hear it. My folder containing my DVD'
cannot fit on one disk alone

Brgd

Danny

Danny wrote:did you try this method?
Danny wrote

did you try this method

http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2007/06/06/managing-dynamic-disks-in-vista-part-

anyway, if you get it sorted ou
using a hardware RAID method is a better option than any type o
software RAID or dynamic dis

but I advise against disk spanning of any type
since in the event of a problem , data recovery is difficult at best

Hi!
Hi!

Importing it as a foreign disk was my first thought. But unfortunately it
does not see it as a foreign disk, so that option is greyed out. If I could
find a way of fooling it into thinking it was a foreign disk, that could
help. Is it a registry setting?

I do not have a second computer I can test it on. But I do suspect that if I
could only import it, it would be alright.

I did consider RAID when I made this setup, but I read lots of people who
had problems, and got lost with all the types of RAID. And it was more
expensive.

Brgds

Danny

Danny wrote:Hopefully some expert can help here...
Danny wrote:



Hopefully some expert can help here...
but unless you get specific advice from someone who really knows what
they are doing...I would not fool with anything at this point.


Hopefully you will get it sorted out

and I really advise you to not use either RAID or Dynamic disk

Hi!
Hi!

I have managed to solve it now. The free software TestDisk,
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download, rebuilds the partition
tables from scratch. It only took a few seconds, and all the data is there,
intact.

Apparently the Windows 7 installation corrupted the partition tables for
some reason.

Brgds

Danny


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For Dynamic Disk Invalid, typecally your operating system may not support
for dynamic disk. such as WinXP Home Edition, Win7 Home Edition will show a
dynamic invalid disk in disk management. A called Dynamic Disk Converter 3.0
(http://www.dynamic-disk.com/) can revert an dynamic unreadable disk and invalid
dynamic disk back to basic disk without lost data. I tested the program
on VMware, work fine.



Simi Bocb wrote:

Dynamic Disk Invalid
27-Feb-10

For Dynamic Disk Invalid, typecally your operating system may not support for dynamic disk. such as WinXP Home Edition, Win7 Home Edition will show a dynamic invalid disk in disk management. A called Dynamic Disk Converter 3.0 (http://www.dynamic-disk.com/) can revert an dynamic unreadable disk and invalid dynamic disk back to basic disk without lost data. I tested the program on VMware, work fine.

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For Dynamic Disk Invalid, typecally your operating system may not support
for dynamic disk. such as WinXP Home Edition, Win7 Home Edition will show a
dynamic invalid disk in disk management. A called Dynamic Disk Converter 3.0
(http://www.dynamic-disk.com/) can revert an dynamic unreadable disk and invalid
dynamic disk back to basic disk without lost data. I tested the program
on VMware, work fine.



Danny wrote:

Vista Ultimate, Invalid Disk Pack
18-Dec-09

Hi!

A weird problem. I used to have 3 USB disks (dynamic GPT) running fine under
Vista Ultimate. Then I made a fresh Windows 7 Home Premium install. Noticing
that it did not recognise my disks (and other problems as well), I decided to
go back to Vista Ultimate (using Windows.old).

But now the original Vista Ultimate installation did not recognise them
either! They have status Invalid in Disk Management Console. DISKPART sees
the disks, and also the partitions, but it does not appear to find any
volumes. Any command I try to do returns the error message that it is not
allowed on invalid disk packs.

Please, dear Internet God, find me a solution. I do not want to lose almost
4TB of data gathered over years.

Brgds

Danny

Previous Posts In This Thread:

Vista Ultimate, Invalid Disk Pack
Hi!

A weird problem. I used to have 3 USB disks (dynamic GPT) running fine under
Vista Ultimate. Then I made a fresh Windows 7 Home Premium install. Noticing
that it did not recognise my disks (and other problems as well), I decided to
go back to Vista Ultimate (using Windows.old).

But now the original Vista Ultimate installation did not recognise them
either! They have status Invalid in Disk Management Console. DISKPART sees
the disks, and also the partitions, but it does not appear to find any
volumes. Any command I try to do returns the error message that it is not
allowed on invalid disk packs.

Please, dear Internet God, find me a solution. I do not want to lose almost
4TB of data gathered over years.

Brgds

Danny

Danny wrote:you can start herehttp://technet.microsoft.
Danny wrote:


you can start here

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771775.aspx


but sheesh you should *never* have used the dynamic disc option

a sure formula for disaster

Hi!
Hi!

Thanks for the link, but unfortunately I could not find anything useful in
there. None of the lists of status messages in it, or in any of the links it
provided, even listed the "Invalid" status that I have.

So, please, if anyone has any other helpful suggestions it would be much
appreciated. I do not want to format the disks unless absolutely necessary. (I
can recreate the data on them, but it would take weeks of work)

I read somewhere that the Home versions do not support dynamic disks. I feel
totally misled there, because it said nothing about that when I bought
Windows 7 Home Premium, nor did the Upgrade Advisor say anything about it. I
have complained to the store, but of course they remain silent. Interesting
thing is, when I tested the Ultimate RC, I had the same problem. But that
time when I switched back to Vista, the disks did not disappear there as
well, that only happened with the RTM. And besides it does not make sense to
not support dynamic for home users. I am sure lots of Media Center users need
to have large volumes with their media files. Yet are not interested in all
the business functionality.

Philo, if you have a better option than dynamic disks for creating volumes
covering several disks I would love to hear it. My folder containing my DVD's
cannot fit on one disk alone.

Brgds

Danny

Danny wrote:did you try this method?
Danny wrote:


did you try this method?


http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2007/06/06/managing-dynamic-disks-in-vista-part-v


anyway, if you get it sorted out
using a hardware RAID method is a better option than any type of
software RAID or dynamic disk

but I advise against disk spanning of any type
since in the event of a problem , data recovery is difficult at best

Hi!
Hi!

Importing it as a foreign disk was my first thought. But unfortunately it
does not see it as a foreign disk, so that option is greyed out. If I could
find a way of fooling it into thinking it was a foreign disk, that could
help. Is it a registry setting?

I do not have a second computer I can test it on. But I do suspect that if I
could only import it, it would be alright.

I did consider RAID when I made this setup, but I read lots of people who
had problems, and got lost with all the types of RAID. And it was more
expensive.

Brgds

Danny

Danny wrote:Hopefully some expert can help here...
Danny wrote:



Hopefully some expert can help here...
but unless you get specific advice from someone who really knows what
they are doing...I would not fool with anything at this point.


Hopefully you will get it sorted out

and I really advise you to not use either RAID or Dynamic disk

Hi!
Hi!

I have managed to solve it now. The free software TestDisk,
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download, rebuilds the partition
tables from scratch. It only took a few seconds, and all the data is there,
intact.

Apparently the Windows 7 installation corrupted the partition tables for
some reason.

Brgds

Danny

Dynamic Disk Invalid
For Dynamic Disk Invalid, typecally your operating system may not support for dynamic disk. such as WinXP Home Edition, Win7 Home Edition will show a dynamic invalid disk in disk management. A called Dynamic Disk Converter 3.0 (http://www.dynamic-disk.com/) can revert an dynamic unreadable disk and invalid dynamic disk back to basic disk without lost data. I tested the program on VMware, work fine.

Dynamic Disk Invalid
For Dynamic Disk Invalid, typecally your operating system may not support
for dynamic disk. such as WinXP Home Edition, Win7 Home Edition will show a
dynamic invalid disk in disk management. A called Dynamic Disk Converter 3.0
(http://www.dynamic-disk.com/) can revert an dynamic unreadable disk and invalid
dynamic disk back to basic disk without lost data. I tested the program
on VMware, work fine.


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