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Windows 7: Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk

17 Feb 2014   #80
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Interesting.


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07 Aug 2014   #81
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Shawn I was trying to get this new 750GB drive ready for use as a clone to and have ended up with a drive that is just not going to do anything.

have I wrecked it somehow as other programs report it as read only - am really confused as I have never come across this before.


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07 Aug 2014   #82
beardrinksbeer

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I take it you have formatted it. did you go into device manager and see if it was there? sometimes it won't do anything to the drive until it loads the driver for it. what programs have you tried? have you tried "clean" or "clean all" in diskpart? what is your OS? are you trying to format it ready for cloning in MBR; GPT is for HDD over 2TB. what cloning program are you using? did you use the cloning program to see if it "sees" the HDD

sorry to jump in Brink
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07 Aug 2014   #83
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well I tried using the diskpart to format it and create a primary partition etc etc in my partners 7 machine and then in my 8.1 and no change.

I even tried using Partition Wizard to do something with this drive but it just comes up nothing as I said the thing is there albeit something less than the 750Gb I bought and in 7 says read only so I ma completely lost as to what the darn thing is now.
What I really don't understand is the not initialised and unallocated as in my pic
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07 Aug 2014   #84
beardrinksbeer

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

in disk management what does the HDD say when you right click it? does it show a dailogue to format the HDD? I can't remember what part you have to right click it thou, the left or right part of the diagram.

what sort of HDD is it? how old is the HDD?

does the HDD show up in device manager?

cheers
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07 Aug 2014   #85
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Have you tried getting into that disk in diskpart and then
ATTRIBUTES DISK CLEAR READONLY
ATTRIBUTES VOLUME CLEAR READONLY

And what is the message you get when you try to initialise it?

You may also try this:

Open the disk properties and goto the Drivers tab
Uninstall the driver
Reboot your PC
When it starts up again, Log in and it should say that the device has been installed successfuly.
Reboot again (if windows doesnt tell you to)

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...6-627345dfe0e6
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07 Aug 2014   #86
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

bear the drive is brand new as I said first up and right clicking does nothing apart form the Properties and such and really nothing of anyhelp.

Hey jumanji I'll give that a burl as it is driving me nuts mate. First I'll give the drivers option a go.
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07 Aug 2014   #87
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Jumnaji mate I did the first option and updated the driver but it said that the best driver was already installed so it must have happened real quick. But in any case the partition if that what it is in now healthy and the Not initialised has gone.
What is still bothering me is that it was bought and it states on it 750GB and the admin window shows it is 698.83GB?? that is at least 50GB short of what the device says it is.

So anyway does this mean I have to format the drive again? Sorry mate but drive stuff like this is very convoluted for me.


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07 Aug 2014   #88
beardrinksbeer

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I was going to answer this but he seems to like u Jumnaji & not a fellow Aussie (even thou he can't write the native language), u can explain the 1024 & 1000 thingy

cheers
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07 Aug 2014   #89
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beardrinksbeer View Post
I was going to answer this but he seems to like u Jumnaji & not a fellow Aussie (even thou he can't write the native language), u can explain the 1024 & 1000 thingy

cheers
I really can't understand your aboriginal language .( just pulling a fast one. )

Anyway I don't want to explain 1024 and 1000. ICit2 can find it out.

@ICit2, everything seems to be fine with the disk now.

To make you sleep well, here is a screenshot of my 750GB Seagate Goflex external drive (Disk 1).

Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk-07-08-2014-15-53-53.jpg

Hope you sleep well. Good night.

( You may run Partition Recovery Wizard to check whether it can find whatever you have done.)


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