Error Code details
Severity: Error 
Component: Storage Foundation Windows 
Partition is not the current active partition

This error is displayed when you try to convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk. To convert successfully, the disk partition must either be inactive or currently active.


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Last Modified: 2012-04-26 04:42:17 PST
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To resolve this error, remove the active flag from the affected partitions and then try to convert the basic disk to dynamic. You can use the Microsoft utility, Diskpart.

  1. From a Windows command prompt, run Diskpart.
  2. Use the select disk disk_number command to select a disk to be converted to dynamic. For example:

    DISKPART> select disk 3
  3. Use the select partition partition_number command to select a partition on the disk to be converted to dynamic. For example:

    DISKPART> select partition 1
  4. Use the inactive command to set the partition to the inactive state.
  5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 until all affected partitions are set to inactive.
  6. Use the exit command to close the Diskpart utility.

It should now be possible to convert the disk(s) to from basic to dynamic without receiving the error  message.

For more information, see the following TechNote:


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