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16 Apr 2012  

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz View Post
In formating and partitioning the above new drive...I'm getting an unallocated 8 gig section at the front of the rive.. Can not eliminate this by either reforming and/or expanding good partition

Per the attached jpg...non or my other drives have this issue ?

Is it me or the drive ?

It's not 8 gig.

It's 8 MB.

I have read explanations of why that occurs. I don't recall all the details, but if memory serves there isn't much you can do about it. I think some Disk Management/Partition Management programs won't even see it.

You might (?) be able to get around it with a clean or clean all command from Diskpart?

It's so very small, I'd forget about it unless you are obsessive, like me. In which case, others may remember if there is a specific solution.
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