Convert MBR to GPT - MBR2GPT fails with error 0x00000000

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       #31

    Ghot said:
    OP already succeeded with the conversion. Post #12
    Thank you! My mistake and negligence!
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  2. Posts : 23,432
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       #32

    NavyLCDR said:
    Thank you! My mistake and negligence!


    No worries.
    The OP kind of hid the information in that post.
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  3. Posts : 6,393
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #33

    Steerpike58 said:
    Thanks for all the help. I've been using Acronis forever, but it's getting long in the tooth now so I will jump to Macrium Reflect.
    Edit To Add: I just now read that Macrium is no longer free. I don't mind buying the software, but - will the single-system license allow me to build a standalone bootable USB stick (or CD?) and boot to that stick/CD, and do backups and restores? I tend to prefer to do backups completely standalone, not from 'within' the OS. And by doing so, I presume I can use that standalone environment without regard to any 'license' tied to a machine?
    I bought mine for U$35 (half price) on 2021 Black Friday. If you're not on a hurry, wait till next Black Friday.
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  4. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #34

    NavyLCDR said:
    Looks like my suggestion is being ignored....
    I do appreciate your assistance and suggestions, but I was already well on the way to another solution so needed to see that one through to the end!

    Thanks again!

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    Ghot said:
    Yes to all.
    I do backups from within Windows and restores from the bootable media, myself.
    The single license is also... lifetime.


    Quickie guide...

    Macrium Reflect and Bootable Rescue Media, pictures... | Windows 11 Forum
    I've downloaded and installed Macrium Reflect, and I've built a standalone 'rescue' USB. I've also created a new image as a test, and I'm about to restore it to a spare SSD. Macrium is definitely much improved over my ancient Acronis program!

    I have just one question, which is really not related to Macrium or Windows, but I don't know where to begin figuring it out so I thought I may as well ask here! When I boot to the Macrium Rescue disk, My screen is blindingly bright! My BIOS doesn't offer any screen brightness controls (it's a laptop), and of course the normal keyboard controls for screen brightness don't have any effect as they only work in windows. I'm thinking I need to load some Samsung-specific drivers into the windows PE environment just so I can control the screen brightess, but I've never had to go down that path at all before! If Macrium's 'dark' themes were available in the 'rescue' environment, life would be better ...
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       #35

    Steerpike58 said:
    I do appreciate your assistance and suggestions, but I was already well on the way to another solution so needed to see that one through to the end!

    Thanks again!

    - - - Updated - - -



    I've downloaded and installed Macrium Reflect, and I've built a standalone 'rescue' USB. I've also created a new image as a test, and I'm about to restore it to a spare SSD. Macrium is definitely much improved over my ancient Acronis program!

    I have just one question, which is really not related to Macrium or Windows, but I don't know where to begin figuring it out so I thought I may as well ask here! When I boot to the Macrium Rescue disk, My screen is blindingly bright! My BIOS doesn't offer any screen brightness controls (it's a laptop), and of course the normal keyboard controls for screen brightness don't have any effect as they only work in windows. I'm thinking I need to load some Samsung-specific drivers into the windows PE environment just so I can control the screen brightess, but I've never had to go down that path at all before! If Macrium's 'dark' themes were available in the 'rescue' environment, life would be better ...


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  6. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #36

    Thanks for the link. I will use it. As it happens, I solved the 'screen too bright' issue; there appears to be a design issue or bug in my BIOS such that, once I enter Windows, the BIOS setting for 'adaptive brightness' seems to get clobbered and when I return to the BIOS, even though the setting shows 'adaptive brightness' is ON, it is not working. But if, in the BIOS, I toggle it off (reboot) and back on (reboot), THEN adaptive brightness works properly and I can now boot into Macrium standalone and not have to wear sunglasses!

    I've already made and restored a couple of images; one to a local USB and one to my NAS. The NAS was almost as fast as the local USB, which surprised me. I found that creating a mapped network drive (drive letter) in the standalone environment made finding folders a lot easier on the NAS; if I worked exclusively with UNCs, I had to fully type in the entire path whereas if I first created a drive letter for the 'root folder', the system would 'auto-match' the first few letters and pull up whatever folders were available. I'll continue doing some more tests ...
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       #37

    Steerpike58 said:
    Thanks for the link. I will use it. As it happens, I solved the 'screen too bright' issue; there appears to be a design issue or bug in my BIOS such that, once I enter Windows, the BIOS setting for 'adaptive brightness' seems to get clobbered and when I return to the BIOS, even though the setting shows 'adaptive brightness' is ON, it is not working. But if, in the BIOS, I toggle it off (reboot) and back on (reboot), THEN adaptive brightness works properly and I can now boot into Macrium standalone and not have to wear sunglasses!

    I've already made and restored a couple of images; one to a local USB and one to my NAS. The NAS was almost as fast as the local USB, which surprised me. I found that creating a mapped network drive (drive letter) in the standalone environment made finding folders a lot easier on the NAS; if I worked exclusively with UNCs, I had to fully type in the entire path whereas if I first created a drive letter for the 'root folder', the system would 'auto-match' the first few letters and pull up whatever folders were available. I'll continue doing some more tests ...



    I don't know anything about NAS.
    BUT... you can right click any Macrium image file and choose Mount, then explore it at your leisure.
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  8. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #38

    Ghot said:
    I don't know anything about NAS.
    BUT... you can right click any Macrium image file and choose Mount, then explore it at your leisure.
    Ha - Macrium won't let me participate in the users forum until I have a paid license.
    Forum Registration
    In order to register as a member of the support forum you are required to have a supported copy of Macrium Reflect Version 6 or higher.

    Please enter your Reflect License Key in the field below:
    I've run into an issue on several occasions now, as I'm testing backing up and restoring with the rescue media. About one-in-4 times, the GUI freezes near startup with 'Analyzing Disk X Partition Y'. To the best of my knowledge, the 'Disk' in question is the Macrium boot volume itself (the USB stick where Macrium Resue is loaded) - but not 100% sure. A second (or 3rd) try always 'fixes' it so it's an intermittent thing. Anyway - it's working and I think I'll just license it!
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  9. Posts : 23,432
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       #39

    Steerpike58 said:
    Ha - Macrium won't let me participate in the users forum until I have a paid license.
    Forum Registration
    In order to register as a member of the support forum you are required to have a supported copy of Macrium Reflect Version 6 or higher.

    Please enter your Reflect License Key in the field below:
    I've run into an issue on several occasions now, as I'm testing backing up and restoring with the rescue media. About one-in-4 times, the GUI freezes near startup with 'Analyzing Disk X Partition Y'. To the best of my knowledge, the 'Disk' in question is the Macrium boot volume itself (the USB stick where Macrium Resue is loaded) - but not 100% sure. A second (or 3rd) try always 'fixes' it so it's an intermittent thing. Anyway - it's working and I think I'll just license it!

    I didn't know you needed to own a paid copy to use the forums.


    I make the backups from the program from within Windows.
    I only use the Rescue Media for restores.
    I've never had any problems.


    When I backup I do it like the top pic.
    When I restore, I do it like the 3rd pic.
    Once in a great while, I have to use the "Fix Windows Boot problems" (4th pic).

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