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Windows 7: Problems with Buffalo hard drive


22 Apr 2011   #1

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Problems with Buffalo hard drive

I have just bought an Buffalo external mini station 500 gb hard drive with the intention of installing Ubantu on to it.Any way, to cut a long story short I have made a mess off it, I need to merge the three seperate partitions which I have created into one, then format the whole disc.
In other words a factory reset.

Thank you for any help
Northerner



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22 Apr 2011   #2

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

No problem, just delete all the partitions and make one large new one. If you are not sure how to do that, just ask.

Regards....Mike Connor
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22 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Thanks for your reply, I am asking how to do it.
Cheers
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22 Apr 2011   #4

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Partition or Volume - Delete

When you have deleted all the partitions;

Partition or Volume - Create New

You will also find related tutorials there for other disk operations.

Regards....Mike Connor
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22 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

I have got down to two segments (see attachment), where do I go from here.
Regards
Northerner


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22 Apr 2011   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Northerner View Post
I have got down to two segments (see attachment), where do I go from here.
Regards
Northerner
Delete the other unallocated partition as well. Make sure you only delete the partitions on the Buffalo of course!

You don't need to delete "Free space".

You could also click on the unallocated partition and simply choose "Extend Volume", and then extend it to the full size of the drive.

Regards....Mike Connor
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22 Apr 2011   #7

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

What you should end up with ( This is actually a Buffalo drive as it happens);

is something like this;



Regards....Mike Connor
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22 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Thanks for your help Mike, it now looks like this (see attachment), problem is it does'nt auto boot and it will not let me attach a drive letter to it.
Also DISK 3 (no media) seems to be blank all the time, can I remove, if so how?
Regards
Northerner


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22 Apr 2011   #9

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Disk 3 is a CD/DVD drive or similar. You can not do anything at all to it.

The Buffalo drive is now empty, and you can create a partition in it.

To do this, right click on it and choose "New Simple Volume"



Type in how many MB (1 GB = 1024 MB) you want to use from the unallocated partition to create the new partition with, then click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you want to use all of the unallocated partition to create the new partition with, then type all of the maximum disk space shown for the unallocated partition.







To format the disk right click on it and choose "Format";



Just leave the defaults in that box, and click OK. Although you can change the "Volume Label" to something else if you want. This one is called "Data".

Regards....Mike Connor
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22 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Thanks Mike
I dont suppose you know how to istall Ubuntu 10.10 os onto the buffalo drive, and use this to duel boot my laptop with windows 7.
Thanks again
Northerner
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