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  1. I'm trying to understand what it means to boot into a GPT-initialized disk on UEFI system. In the world I live in Windows only boots to MBR disks. But I keep reading that it is possible to boot using GPT. Few questions arise: UEFI seems to exist only if the hardware supports it. How do I check if my (new PC, HP Z440) has it? How does booting to GPT work (there's no boot record!)? The real reason I bring all this up is because I am trying to install Windows 10 onto a brand new SSD (OWC). I failed. Here are the details: When 1st plugged in, the motherboard didn't even recognize the SSD Then I plugged it in via USB and it was seen. I mirrored my existing drive onto using Acronis When I plug it back into SATA and try to boot, I get irql_not_less_or_equal error (which is a driver error, when it tries to access an illegal memory address space, from I've read) I'm trying to update the firmware on the drive now, which could be a solution I am exploring options to get this fixed, thus the questions about using GPT.
  2. MB Bios update - now PC wont boot with areca 1260 plugged in I flashed my Gigabyte x99-ud4 motherboard bios a couple of days ago and since then my system wont boot with the Areca 1260 plugged in. It wont display any output to monitor and is non responsive to any keystroke. Ive tried: Rolling back to the origonal BIOS (F6) Upgrading to the latest BIOS (F12) And everything in between (F6-12) Clearing the CMOS Tried swapping the raid card to the first PCI-e slot (in case it had issues on a x4 slot) Removed the BBU Im looking for another stick of RAM to test with and another system but am starting to get desperate (16tb offline until I can fix this) Any help would be much appreciated System Gigabyte x99-ud4 rev1 (Current BIOS F11) WIn 8.1pro (installed on revo 256gb pci ssd) areca 1260 6x4tb in RAID6