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 Post subject: Convert GTP Protective Partition to NTFS
PostPosted: March 9th, 2010, 14:12 
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I recently got a 1.5 TB maxtor hdd and used Hard disk low level format tool through hddguru. It worked on formatting the hdd but it is in GPT from a 64 bit sever and I would like to run this as backup on my 32 bit home pc. So I need to find out how to convert the GPT to NTFS so my pc can use it. The hdd shows up in my disk management but I can not assign a letter to it, or anything else.


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 Post subject: Re: Convert GTP Protective Partition to NTFS
PostPosted: March 9th, 2010, 14:49 
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Just zero the first sectors and then windows will let you initialize it for MBR.

If it was successfully "low-level" formatted then this should have happened already though.

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 Post subject: Re: Convert GTP Protective Partition to NTFS
PostPosted: March 10th, 2010, 19:31 
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Thanks once I restarted the computer recognized the hdd.

Now I went to assign a letter and format it to NTFS it worked well for 12 hours or so then when it got to 73% it hasn't changed from that for 8 hours. should I cancel format check it out then start over if I have to?


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 Post subject: Re: Convert GTP Protective Partition to NTFS
PostPosted: March 11th, 2010, 4:02 
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Check this disk out with mhdd, do a complete scan. I suspect bad sectors.
If so, RMA it.


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 Post subject: Re: Convert GTP Protective Partition to NTFS
PostPosted: March 13th, 2010, 4:53 
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TRY THIS



How to delete GPT Protective Partition

In Windows XP Professional, if you cannot access or modify GPT disk, you can convert a GPT disk to MBR by using the clean command in DiskPart, which will remove all data and partition structures from the disk.

1. You might see S2VR HD 5 Drives in GPT status.

2. Go to DOS command line (click on “Start Menu”, then “Run”, type in “cmd” in textbox, and hit “OK”)

* Type in “DiskPart” in command line.
* Type in “list disk” in command line to show all disks in this machine.
* Use “select” to set the focus to the specified partition, for example “select disk 1″.
* Use “clean” command to remove GPT disk from the current in-focus disk by zeroing sectors.

3. Go back to Disk Management, you can see all S2VR HD disks are “unallocated” now. Right click on disk info, choose “Initialize Disk”.

4. Choose all drives in S2VR HD and initialize them.

Warning: This command will erase all data on the disk, so please backup your data first.


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