Is there a way to know if my crashed hard drive is GPT or MBR ?

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Is there a way to know if my crashed hard drive is GPT or MBR ?

#1 Post by pkz24 » 22 Jan 2019, 14:24

Hello,

My hard drive with windows 10 installed, does not start anymore and under another PC, it appears as unlocated in disc manager.

The software "discgenius" has find all my partitions:

1- system reserved (0)

2- primary (1) which contains extended partition logical (5) (damaged) but I can access and copy files from

3- primary (3)

4- Logical Disk (4)

but when I want to save the partition table, it asks me if the disk is MBR or GUID ????

As I don't remember, I thought about the recovery folder in the primary (1) partition.

is there a way to know if my disc is GUID or MBR from this folder ?

thank you

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Re: Is there a way to know if my crashed hard drive is GPT or MBR ?

#2 Post by cgrenier » 22 Jan 2019, 17:05

If logical partitions are listed, it means that PC Intel/MBR is used.

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Re: Is there a way to know if my crashed hard drive is GPT or MBR ?

#3 Post by pkz24 » 23 Jan 2019, 12:35

Thank you for the response.

I try the MBR partition table, But I receive the message :
"Can not convert the partition table to MBR style.(200000148) More than 4 primary partitions ??
I try testdisc but it took too long time and the partitions are shown as Ms DATA !!!!!

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