Converts an empty dynamic disk to a basic disk.

For examples of how this command can be used, see Examples.


convert basic [noerr]


Parameter Description


For scripting only. When an error is encountered, DiskPart continues to process commands as if the error did not occur. Without this parameter, an error causes DiskPart to exit with an error code.



The disk must be empty to convert it to a basic disk. Back up your data, and then delete all partitions or volumes before converting the disk.

  • A dynamic disk must be selected for this operation to succeed. Use the select disk command to select a dynamic disk and shift the focus to it.


To convert the selected dynamic disk to basic, type:

convert basic

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