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Windows 7: Can't use simple volume on a 742gb hd

19 Dec 2012   #1

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Can't use simple volume on a 742gb hd

Hello, i got a 3tb hard drive today and i went and allocated 2000gb but there is about 740gb left and when i right click it the option "new simple volume" is not highlighted

i would not mind if this problem was with a 10gb hard drive but its 740gb on the line and I kind of want it so.

i need help.
here is a screenshot of the problem.


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19 Dec 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

Is the disk formatted as GPT or MBR - I suspect the former. Please attach the screen capture image of your Disk Management screen as you missed that in your first post.

Regards,
Golden
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20 Dec 2012   #3

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here is a screenshot
ScreenCloud: problem :\
and if that does not work
i have attached a downloadable version just in case


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20 Dec 2012   #4

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20 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

I would make, and use, a partition wizard boot cd.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.


Why is that hard drive showing as Disk 0 ?

The C: drive should be disk 0

And why do you have 2 system reserved partitions ?

You need to reformat that entire new drive while there is nothing on it.
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20 Dec 2012   #6

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oh and when my pc boots i have to constantly use the alt + f8 to get to my normal hd
that may be why its desplaying as 0
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20 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

This is a desktop, correct ? You put the new hard drive in yourself, correct ?
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20 Dec 2012   #8

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yes and yes
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20 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Make sure the C: drive ( your original ) is going to sata port 1 on the motherboard and your new drive is going to sata port 2.

First things first, format that entire drive. Delete the partitions 1st so the whole thing is unallocated space then format it, you will then have 1 large fully usable drive.

You can then make the PW disc, go back and break it into 4 primary partitions.
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20 Dec 2012   #10

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2 Active partitions may cause booting problems in the future .
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