SOLVED Unable to partition USB Drive - "The specified disk is not convertible"

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I've got a bit of an odd problem with a USB drive that had previously partitioned as a Linux boot drive. I used diskpart to "clean" the drive so that I could create a fresh NTFS partition, however I get the following error in Disk Management when trying to create a partition:

"The specified disk is not convertible because the size is less than the minimum size required for GPT disks."

I've tried several methods to create a partition on the drive, however I'm unable to do so either via Disk Management or Diskpart.

Has anyone come across this before? Perhaps the drive is faulty, but I suspect I'm overlooking something.
 

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hmmmmm.
Can't say that I have. DiskPart clean usually does it for me.
Have you had a look at it with something like
https://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html
I usually use the free bootable CD version so as not to have any outside interference that may be misinterpreting the information.
 

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Perfect! That did the trick - I tried it in Windows before making the boot CD and it worked in seconds. Strange that the MS tools couldn't do it, but at least this worked.

Thanks :D
 

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Glad it worked.
I have absolutely no idea why DiskPart fumbled the ball, that's usually my go to utility for most hard disk work.
I also have the full paid for version of Acronis Disk Director 12 which works pretty good as well, from its' own boot media.
I tend to like doing things off-line rather than from within the OS
 

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