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100% Disk Usage, computer nigh unsuable, BSOD for CHKDSK

  1. #21



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    You have to create a partition from the free space and remove that partition in order to create the GPT.
    GPT disk can only be created on RAW (unpartitioned disks.

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  2. #22


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    How might I go about doing that? Partitions and such are beyond my level of experience :/
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  3. #23



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    Give me a little bit time to explain it clear.
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  4. #24



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    Right click on the partition you want to shrink, take free space from
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    Here you'll be asked how much you want to shrink from the partition.
    Depending on how much it takes some time to shrink.
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    After the partition is shrinked (I usually immediately make a new partition of it and later remove that partition) you have an unallocated partition
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    Another mistake, a disk isn't the same as a partition (should I quit helping for making a lot of mistakes in such a short time?)
    In order to create GPT you need an empty disk that is unallocated.

    You then simply have to right click on the disk and click on 'convert to GPT disk'.
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    Empty disk as in another hard drive, or just an empty USB/CD, or do I just follow the partitioning instructions you gave me?
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  7. #27



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    The instructions I gave won't help, they were mentioned for creating GPT with a partition, but I forgot that GPT can only be created with an entire disk.
    Empty disk as in another hard drive indeed, else you'll loose everything on the hard drive.
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  8. #28


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    What if I don't have another hard drive that I could use, let alone another empty hard drive? Is there a way to simply wipe his hard drive and then reinstall Windows that way?
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  9. #29



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    Yes there are plenty, but do you have an installation disk or USB of windows?
    If so, boot from it and start the installation.
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  10. #30


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    I could make a USB using files from Windows correct? Would the USB I already made for recovery work? When I boot up to the USB, it asks if I want to install Windows, and then down in the corner is the repair option that I used.

    I just went about retrieving his product key using this guide: (How to Find Your Lost Windows or Office Product Keys)

    I would normally have the installation CD, but my family and I are currently in the process of moving and I have no clue where anything is.
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