Question about Toshiba Portege Z930-BT9300 Customizable Notebook Laptop
There appear the disc cannot be formatted beacause the file is gpt partiation style. how can i solve this problem?
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)
select disk 0
create partition system size=300MB
create partition primary
select partition 2
format fs=NTFS quick
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.
Posted on Apr 25, 2014
You may use your recovery disc or Windows 7 Retails disc to boot your laptop and fix it.
Posted on Apr 13, 2014
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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The most likely reason you cannot see your hard drive on your
Windows computer but can on your Mac, is that the drive has been formatted for
GPT which is only supported on Windows Vista or 7 or above, not on XP.
See the Microsoft article on GPT here and FAQ's on GPT here
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