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While there is nothing limiting the computer from logically addressing all 264 addresses, the limitation happens due to the implementation of MBR-style partition headers. In the standard DOS-style MBR commonly implemented in most IBM-compatible computers, each 16-byte partition entry only has room for a 4-byte (32-bit) LBA sector address. Because this only ...
Backwards compatibility. A partition entry in the MBR partition table has 4 bytes (32 bits) to store the start of a partition, plus another 4 bytes to store the length of the partition. If you change that, then existing software will no longer be able to read the MBR. If you don't care so much about backwards compatibility, well why stop at just changing ...
Here's what I'd do. Its a pretty complicated process and I've briefly touched on the tools and what they do rather than the complete process. Get a drive big enough to hold a full image of your drive. Preferably more than twice the size. Get a linux livecd and a large hard drive (at least 2x the size of the drive you're recovering sounds like a good bet) ...
If you prefer to keep your hard drive the way it is, you can disable Secure Boot on your motherboard, then try installing windows the same way you did. It should work without needing to convert to GPT. If you prefer to convert your hard drive, this question has already been answered elsewhere. The reason why Windows refuses to install on a MBR drive is ...
No, size of MBR stays 512 Bytes. Advanced Format exposes disks with 4096B physical sector as eight 512B logical sectors which extends the limit of MBR to 17.6 TB resourced & referenced from : http://superuser.com/a/866404/270195 http://superuser.com/a/679800/270195
The issue may be that when hibernating, while encryption is on, hiberfil.sys was created. When trying to reboot, the encrypted file is not accessible. You might boot using alternative media, such as a Linux distro or WinPE on a USB stick or CD and then delete hiberfil.sys. Of course, any work you had open before hibernating will be lost.
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