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I can not boot windows 7

There appear the disc cannot be formatted beacause the file is gpt partiation style. how can i solve this problem?

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Try this - but it will delete all partitions and data on the hard drive:

At the first screen, hit <SHIFT>+<F10>. At the elevated command prompt type:
diskpart
list disk
select disk 0
clean

Posted on Apr 12, 2014

  • Download Gpartition on a bootable CD or dvd and then go BIOS make it to boot from the dvd writer .After that some options for example language will come up .choose ur language and then find the hard disk you want to format and format it to NTFS.if you need more help contact me in private or reply me

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Some hard drives larger than 1 TB will give you this kind of issue, its just certain makers not all of them. Also windows 7 and windows 8 use EFI which means that the drive will be converted from basic to GPT at the time of formating (its a requirement for EFI). 1- try upgrading your drive firmware. 2- boot from a winpe usb or cd to the recovery console or similar and do the following
Example : (This will clean all the data since you can't go from GPT to basic without cleaning the partition)

diskpart
select disk 0
clean
convert GPT
create partition system size=300MB
create partition primary
select partition 2
format fs=NTFS quick
quit


0 = your primary disk, make sure to select just the one you are intending to format.

2= primary partition, do not format system partition. also you can always use: "list partitions" if you are not sure you are selecting right one.

If there is not errors you will be able to install windows 7 in your disk without issues.

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You may use your recovery disc or Windows 7 Retails disc to boot your laptop and fix it.

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Um...there is no good reason to NOT leave it GPT. it sounds like you have a far different (and more serious,) problem.

Posted on Apr 14, 2014

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300415

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