Topic: Gparted won't load from Hirens or UBCD
First, I've searched and got over 500 posts and so far none of them are similar to my problem.
Second, I need to quick format a partition on a month old Seagate HDD so I can use it as a data drive. Want to overwrite a W7 home with my data (tested Macrium Reflect). Don't want to FDISK, etc. as I have some BU data on the last, third partition. Easy huh?
But for some reason I can't get Gparted to load from either of the above discs. Some appls load but Gparted (and a few others) only load the screen with lines about DMI?, interrupts and ahci. But Windows loads fine so no bios issues w/ahci. Even my Gparted CD will not load. Have 4GB of ram on this GA-790XTA-UD4 board.
Stumped and frustrated. IT just makes me tired sometimes. It's like reading up only to find the bootloader has a bootloader. I should be able to do this w/one hand behind my back.
If anyone could help me out, and let me know if I need to do anything w/the MBR at the front of this 1TB SG (I think the quick format will excise it) I'd appreciate it.