Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption and dynamic disks

  • Article ID: 109204
  • Updated: 18 Jun 2009

Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 4.60

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP3

Server OS



Does Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption support dynamic disks?


Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption must not be installed on dynamic disks. These are not supported.

To change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk, follow the below mentioned steps:

-Back up all the data on all the volumes on the disk you want to convert to a basic disk.
-Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
-Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
-Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
-In the left pane, click Disk Management.
-Right-click a volume on the dynamic disk that you want to change to a basic disk, and then click Delete Volume.
-Click Yes when you are prompted to delete the volume.
-Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each volume on the dynamic disk.
After you have deleted all the volumes on the dynamic disk, right-click the dynamic disk that you want to change to a basic disk, and then click Convert to Basic Disk.

:You must right-click the gray area that contains the disk title on the left side of the Details pane. For example, right-click Disk 1.

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If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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