Forum discussion tagged with gpt.
  1. BigFhungus

    [SOLVED] mbr2gpt says cannot create EFI Partition not enough room

    Hi I am trying to convert my windows 10 installation from mbr to gpt and have followed all of the instructions and I get this error "Cannot find room for the EFI system partition. MBR2GPT: Conversion failed", please help and thank you in advance IMAGE OF CMD PROMPT error: View...


    I'm trying to install WINDOWS 11 and I've successfully enabled FTPM but because of CSM keeps enabling itself after reboot I even exit with the OPTION "SAVE AND RESTART" and because of it I can't enable SECURE BOOT. I have another problem I've tried complete format multiple times on my boot...
  3. killemnoaw

    [SOLVED] Incompatible SSD for Windows 10? Question about converting MBR to GPT.

    Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard samsung ssd 840 pro 128gb Windows 7 Hi, I am in the process of upgrading my 8 year old PC from windows 7 to windows 10. I built the PC, but my knowledge of BIOS and partitions is pretty lacking, so bear...
  4. D

    [SOLVED] Can't boot to windows without CSM enabled after changing to GPT

    Hey everyone, I converted my boot drive to GPT from MBR, and the drive shows as GPT in disk management. All seems good, until I go into the bios and disable CSM, and none of my drives then show up to boot to. I would really appreciate any help with this, thanks!
  5. GuiRitter

    Question GRUB stopped working on different systems

    Hi everyone. Refer to this thread for context. In 2020's Black Friday I purchased an Intel NUC8i7HNK. In it, I installed 2 250 GB Samsung 860 EVO SATA M.2 V-NAND SSDs. In the first one, I installed Windows 10. In the second one, Xubuntu 20.04. All using UEFI and GPT. All worked wonders for...
  6. W

    [SOLVED] Legacy Mainboard change and Uefi/MBR

    Hi, I´m planning to upgrade my mainboard and CPU but I´m not quite sure what would be the best approach regarding UEFI and MBR settings. Tried googling but I couldn´t find an answer for my specific case so here I am. The situation is as follows: -currently using a rather old Gigabyte...
  7. iamjudebot

    [SOLVED] How to install windows 10 as MBR

    I have this old HP laptop that i want to use again so i bought a ssd and installed windows on it problem is, the laptop doesn’t recognize when its a GPT. I’ve tried to format it as MBR and install windows 10 again but it converts it back to GPT. Can you please guide me what steps i need to take...
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    [SOLVED] windows 10 wont boot without second drive (disks are GPT)

    Hi everyone! Recently i bought the samsung 970 evo 1TB SSD card to upgrade my laptop. I wanted to remove my old 128GB SSD and put in this new one and then transfer my OS to the new drive and use my 1TB HDD as storage. I unplugged my current SSD which came with the laptop when i bought it in...
  9. H

    [SOLVED] win7 converts gpt back to mbr during installation

    Okay, I have spend countless hours on reinstalling a patched win764Proffessional version (its using the win8 installer to support skylake/kabylake cpus). things i have tried: shift+f10 during installation, diskpart > mbr to gpt. linux to convert mbr to gpt nothing seems to work, i tried it on...
  10. P

    [SOLVED] Using MBR and GPT disks simultaneously

    Hello guys , Is that possible to have HDD with GPT and a HDD with MBR format at the same time ? for example I want to install windows on hard 1 that is GPT and at the same time I want to access my data from hard 2 that is MBR format. Regards
  11. Question Virtual Disk Manager problem! cannot create a New Simple Volume(HELP!)

    So recently on this PC I wanted to dual boot install Kali Linux, so I shirked my D- Drive 20GB and went to create a new simple volume and went on to create a new simple volume and this error came up : I tried all the available solutions on the internet which says to change my drive to MBR, GPT...
  12. velocci

    [SOLVED] formatting a 14TB hardisk

    Hi all, I popped in my new Ironwolf 14TB hardrive into my win10 machine and the first thing it asks is to initialize it using either MBR or GPT. this HDD will store a backup of my data. Which of those should I choose?
  13. E

    [SOLVED] Please help to set up some bios options related secure boot before clean installing windows 10

    hi, my cpu i5-4670k, gpu - zotac 1050ti mini, mobo- gigabyte z87x-ud3h, bios version F10b, psu corsair cs650m , ram 4x4gb @1600 mhz, MX 500 500gb ssd, WD 1TB sata internal hdd, AHCI,windows10, i bought that ssd 2 days ago and i'm plaining to clean install my windos 10 on that, i'm gonna use...
  14. R

    Question micro sd card issue

    Hi all, I have an issue with micro sd 64gb memory card. I had 2 cards with same issues but managed to fix one. The card is not detected in windows 10 but can see it in partition software and disk management. It says it is using gpt and one of my issues is making it mbr as this seemed to fix...
  15. E

    [SOLVED] can i use my 1 tb hdd in mbr when my SSD which has windows is in GPT?

    hi, my cpu i5-4670k, gpu - zotac 1050ti mini, mobo- gigabyte z87x-ud3h, bios version F10b, psu corsair cs650m , ram 4x4gb @1600 mhz, MX 500 500gb ssd, WD 1TB sata internal hdd, AHCI,windows10, that ssd is brand new and i'm gonna clean reinstall windows 10 on that ssd with UEFI boot. until today...
  16. T

    [SOLVED] Reformated SSD to do a clean instal of win10, converted it to gpt and now it seems my hdd isnt recognized?

    as title states; just reformatted my ssd so i could do a clean install of win10 and converted it to gpt. Now that ive got that up and running it says boot manager and the name of my ssd as the primary boot which is fine i guess, but my hdd wasnt able to be listed as a second boot option like it...
  17. F

    Question Which One Is Better MBR or GPT for Windows 10 Boot ?

    Hello all, I am new for everything about PC Builds. This time I have little bit confusing about MBR or GPT partition for booting my windows 10. Currently I use GPT partition for this because I found it's much better. But I want new experience and recommendation which one better for booting...
  18. Krlus

    [SOLVED] How to format an SSD to GPT with it being my only drive?

    Recently my laptop HD died, since we are on quarantine here in Brazil I couldn't find another to buy in my city, a friend kindly offered a Kingston 120gb SSD 2,5 for me, I accepted but I'm having some troubles, first, it had a Windows 8, but the drive coudn't boot in UEFI, it just blew my mind...
  19. E

    [SOLVED] How do I install using UEFI and is it worth it?

    Hi, I'm about to build my first PC in a while and because I will continue to use my current SSD, I searched around a bit for the recommended approach to take with regards to reinstalling Windows. Rather randomly I came across UEFI but found surprisingly little information about how to set up...
  20. P

    Question Two Local Disks after using Mbr2Gpt

    Hello everyone! So i just used the Windows built in Converter, to convert from Mbr 2 Gpt. I used: mbr2gpt /convert /disk:0 /allowfullos Everything went well, no Errors. But now i have a second "Local Disk" mapped as drive letter F: with 100MB Reserved. Is that normal? How can i get rid of it...
  21. kalern123

    Question GPT header corruption, need help!

    Hey! So I've been struggling with my new computer. When booting up I get a error message that says GPT header corruption detected. What could have caused this? Does anyone know what to do? I have no idea, I understand it has something to do with the SSD M.2 or memory in general.
  22. J

    [SOLVED] MBR vs GPT for when adding new SSD to PC (moving OS from HDD)?

    Below are my PC specs: A8-7600 Gigabyte RX 460 2GB 8GB (2x4) RAM 1TB Seagate HDD 7200 RPM (with 2 partitions, 1 containing Win 10 OS) I've recently bought an SSD to move my OS to. (Note that I haven't done this before since this is my first personal computer). At first, I was wondering if it...
  23. amir.bisk

    [SOLVED] Installing windows in gpt?

    Hi I've bought a new HDD and want to install win 10 on it. I forgot to check my last HDD partition style ( if it was mbr or gpt). my motherboard is asus z87-k running with asus uefi utility and my BIOS mode was lagacy (checked in system information before replacing the HDD). In boot tab there's...
  24. S

    Question Something is destroying my EFI and system partition

    Hi! I've got very difficult problem. First of all you need to know my volumes configuration, cause I want to describe the problem with vol letters: Disk 0 (SSD GPT 240 GB): C: System (NTFS/223 GB) F: Restricted (NTFS/579 MB) G: (No label) (FAT32/100 MB) (EFI partition, letter assigned to fix...
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    Question Clean install of Win 10 from USB on M.2_2 drive on Asus Z390-A fails

    Hi Guys I just built a gaming/editing PC using the ASUS Z390-A Motherboard and the Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1Tb M.2_2 drive. My only other computer is a Mac and I used this to create a bootable Win10 USB. I couldn't use unetbootin because I'm running 10.15 beta, I make the USB bootable in the...
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    [SOLVED] URGENT!! DELETED C drive partition during Windows 10 installation. Will it impact other undeleted partitions ?

    Thought of upgrading my Win 7 ultimate to WIn 10 PRO with clean windows install. Downloaded the ISO using Media creation tool from Microsoft. Used RUFUS to create a bootable flash drive (automatically it was created with GPT/UEFI method, but my HDD is MBR. didnt know this when doing initially)...
  27. Question GPT SSD Win 10 will not install- new hard drive

    GPT SSD Win 10 will not install- new hard drive Help? I am trying to install windows 10 on a brand new hard drive: WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5"/7mm - WDS100T2B0A by Western Digital Every time I try it fails right at the copy window it fails to say something about media or...
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    Question MBR to GPT HDD wont boot

    I upgraded from a 1tb hard drive to a 3tb hard drive. Initially cloned everything over with seagate cloning program and booted up off the 3tb hard drive just fine. I wanted to be able to use the Hdd to fullest extent do I used mini tools partition wizard program to convert my OS hard drive to...
  29. M

    Question MBR to GPT

    OK ... I've read a bit and see that a system requires UEFI to convert disks to GPT. I have three drives in my system that are 128GB SSD's. They are strictly for storage of data. I am on a system that is UEFI compliant, i.e., BIOS is UEFI BIOS - WIN10 - 64bit - 32GB ram - latest WIN10 updates...