GPT Protected Partition?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Joe, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. Joe

    Joe Guest


    I am wondering if anyone can help me get this one drive of mine in server
    2003 back to a normal basic disc. Some how it has turned into a GPT protected
    partiton and I have never seen this before. All the conventional methods have
    not worked.

    this disk sits on an IDE RAID controller and it is all by itself It does not
    effect my RAID -5 set I am trying to get it back to pre install "unallocated"

    Thank you
    Joe, Jun 5, 2005
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  2. Hello Joe,
    Are you running SP1? Support for GPT disks was added in SP1, so to make
    any changes you to those disks you do need to be running SP1.
    There should be an option to convert to MBR disks when you right-click on
    the drive( the drive not the volume/partition) in Logical Disk Manager.
    That option is new for SP1.
    Converting the disk requires that all information first be removed since
    the convert process is destructive.
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Jun 6, 2005
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  3. Joe

    Joe Guest

    Hello Darrell,

    Well I was running SP1 and that is how I got that disk like that.
    However I had to remove SP1 it is too destructive.
    So I had to reformat and delete the volume THat sucked.

    I do believe I am running better than ever now.

    Thank you Darrell

    Joe, Jun 7, 2005
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