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Hey sean I tried formatting to mbr drive and failed?

post #1 of 10
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I followed your instruction so I can create a mbr drive instead of a gpt drive, but it went ahead and created a gpt drive anyway. Am I doing something wrong. I have a ga-z77x-up5 mobo with the uefi bios. How can I get around this issue?
post #2 of 10
So, just so I undersand what you are doing:

You want to format your GPT drive to MBR correct?

Fire up your windows isntall disk. Press Shift + F10 (or Contol + F10 I think) and you will get a terminal. Type in diskpart
Once that is done, type list disk.
Then you will see a list of disks.
To select the disk you want, type select disk

Type clean.
Let it finish, type exit then exit again. You should now be back at the windows install. Proceed as normal. Windows will automatically format the drive as MBR.
 
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All right I think I might of exited command prompt before letting it finish. Thanks! will give it a try right now.
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That worked thanks. Only i had to disconnect all my other hard drives.
post #5 of 10
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I managed to create a mbr drive for windows 8, but now when I log in it takes forever to get to the desktop. Why? The only thing I did after cleaning the disk was format the partitions was I not suppose to do that?
post #6 of 10
MBR is slower than GPT.

Also, do you have all your drivers installed? IF you have not installed the RST drivers yet, boot times are slower. Make sure you are using the SATAIII ports that are connected to the intel controller.
 
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post #7 of 10
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Yeah I notice the drop in boot time immediately. Had me staring at cracks in my ceiling. Lol The reason I created the mbr drive is so chimera could boot to straight to windows 8 as well as mountain lion, but I would rather have windows on a gpt drive. Is there anyway to make chimera boot windows on a gpt drive? I know this is a lil off topic, sorry.
post #8 of 10
USB devices may cause a hang on boot.
post #9 of 10
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Hey! I installed rst and it helped alot with the boot time. Thanks for taking the time out to answer my question. I was ready to install windows 8 back on gpt drive, but rst made it all good. Thanks!smile.gif
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Yeah I definitely figured that out the hardway to. Had like 6 midi device plugged in to my computer and it was making it hang, so I unplugged the midi devices and plugged back in after turning on my computer now they don't make the system hang. Its only when you change a bios setting and then try and boot back in with everything plugged in that it would hang. Thanks for that ssd optimization article it guided me a great deal!thumb.gif
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