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post #11 of 27
Please read my post above. It explains why you cannot convert to GPT.

Refer here for more detailed information.
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go to the search bar in windows 7, and type disk management.
Thats where the screen shot is from, you right click on the bar that says unallocated.
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Originally Posted by Boinz View Post
go to the search bar in windows 7, and type disk management.
Thats where the screen shot is from, you right click on the bar that says unallocated.
YEa i did right click "convert to GTP" it still say unallocated
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YEa i did right click "convert to GTP" it still say unallocated
Right click on the bigger white block that shows the size of the drive and it should allow you to do it.
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Originally Posted by Scorpion49 View Post
Right click on the bigger white block that shows the size of the drive and it should allow you to do it.
http://imageshack.us/f/707/notwork.png/

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post #16 of 27
I can see now that getting a drive above 2TB doesn't seem to make things easier, at this point in time.
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Dear god man with the bumps, you can at least do some research..

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Let me try and explain in more detail. A master boot record partition, or MBR, is limited to 2.2TB in size. To use a partition greater than 2.2TB, you need to have a GUID partition table disk, or GPT. This is a different type of disk organization to an MBR, which is why people are telling you to use GPT.

However, there is a catch. If you want to use a GPT disk on a motherboard that has a UEFI bios, such as your Asus, then Windows requires that your boot partition is a GPT partition too. Your boot partition is probably MBR, so you are not getting the option to convert to GPT.

So you can do one of two things
  1. Use the disk in MBR mode and only be able to use 2.2TB
  2. Reinstall your Windows onto a GPT partition so you can use GPT disks in your system

To reinstall on GPT, you will need to boot the Windows setup DVD in UEFI mode. That can be tricky. I needed to create a UEFI only Windows DVD in order to install in UEFI boot mode. See this post for how I did it on my Asrock motherboard
Edited by complexlogic - 10/16/11 at 7:12pm
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Let me try and explain in more detail. A master boot record partition, or MBR, is limited to 2.2GB in size. To use a partition greater than 2.2TB, you need to have a GUID partition table disk, or GPT. This is a different type of disk organization to an MBR, which is why people are telling you to use GPT.

However, there is a catch. If you want to use a GPT disk on a motherboard that has a UEFI bios, such as your Asus, then Windows requires that your boot partition is a GPT partition too. Your boot partition is probably MBR, so you are not getting the option to convert to GPT.

So you can do one of two things
  1. Use the disk in MBR mode and only be able to use 2.2GB
  2. Reinstall your Windows onto a GPT partition so you can use GPT disks in your system

To reinstall on GPT, you will need to boot the Windows setup DVD in UEFI mode. That can be tricky. I needed to create a UEFI only Windows DVD in order to install in UEFI boot mode. See this post for how I did it on my Asrock motherboard
Should i change to MBR then restart?
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Should i change to MBR then restart?
Oh my goodness, no! I realize English is not your first language, but I cannot phrase this in any more simple terms. Try and get someone who speaks good English to translate it for you.
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