Convert MBR to GPT without Data Loss

NettleWarbler

Honorable Member
The only thing i seem to do is play spider , EaseUS partition manager wiped my files when i was trying to convert to gpt . Then i realised my windows 10 dvd was always loading as mbr i didn't matter what i tried . I have since converted my dvd to a usb drive and converted it to gpt with rufus 18 .
 

NettleWarbler

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I tried to load windows with 2 hard drives connected , i got scanning c drive . For over an hour i got the same message

Scanning and repairing drive C 100% complete , i thought when i unplugged the other drive it would have loaded as normal but i had to keep the start button and restart it .​

 

MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
Hi

When installing Windows on a Hard Drive, and you have more than one, it's always better to unplug the one that Windows isn't on.
That way if there is an error it won't affect the other drive, and you will be sure which drive you are working on.
Also, you will know what drive the boot sector is on for sure.

Once you have Windows installed booting and working normally, then plug the other drive back in, it should appear in File Manager and work normally.

I always do this when installing new Windows on a computer with multiple drives. You only have to unplug the power cord, and afterward you just have to plug the power cord back in where you removed it from.

It only takes a few minutes, and it's worth knowing that you can't get the drives mixed up.

If you don't know which drive is which, unplug one and try and reboot, if it won't, that's the one that has the OS on it.
 

NettleWarbler

Honorable Member
On this other drive i have Open Sea Chest , i dont know if i'v used it properly , i right clicked and chose run as administrator seconds later i got disk 2 is defective . I don't know which is disk 2 .
 

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MikeHawthorne

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Microsoft Community Contributor
I'm not sure what you are trying to do, I guess, are you trying to reinstall Windows or transfer an installation from another drive?
My Windows is on its own partition, of 200 GB. No other software on the partition.

I do it so I can replace the system image in just a few minutes and fix anything that's broken.
 

NettleWarbler

Honorable Member
I'v just transfered Open Sea Chest to this new hard drive , right clicked run as admistrator and got disk 2 is defective . The new hard drive is the only drive connected so it must be dodgey . If i have used the software correctly .
 
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