How to reinitialize a hard disk drive?

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How to reinitialize a hard disk drive?

  • Ok, here's the problem:
     
    I initialized a new hard disk drive with a GUID (GPT) partition table (it was a mistake) and I need to reinitialize it to get a MBR partition table. I know what I did is stupid but I'm pretty sure it can be fixed quite easily. I initialized the disk with Windows Vista but I can't reinitialize it. There's simply no option available. I guess I'd need another program to do it.
     
    Thanks for any useful input.


    Message Edited by magicmind on 09-03-2007 01:09 PM
  • I found the solution. Quite simple indeed using the command line "diskpart" and converting the GUID partition table to MBR.