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Windows 7: hard drive format

22 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
hard drive format

Hi

purchased a 1tb sata drive as an insurance backup and installed itr in my 64 bit windows seven pro system.

The bios sees the drive but windows 7 does not.

Went into CP and adminastrative tools the n drive management and the drive is shown as unallocated,

tried right click- create simplke volume but all the options are greyed out.

Anyone come accross this?

thanks

Ian

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22 Sep 2010   #2

DOS^
 
 

Hello Welcome to the Windows 7 Forum?

Can you please post a screen shot of your Disk Management Window?
How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums


Quote:
Initialize New Disks



To initialize new disks
  1. In Disk Management, right-click the disk you want to initialize, and then click Initialize Disk.
  2. In the Initialize Disk dialog box, select the disk(s) to initialize. You can select whether to use the master boot record (MBR) or GUID partition table (GPT) partition style.
Note The disk is initialized as a basic disk.



Additional considerations
  • New disks appear as Not Initialized. Before you can use a disk, you must first initialize it. If you start Disk Management after adding a disk, the Initialize Disk Wizard appears so you can initialize the disk.
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22 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Hi
really weird but depite having visited the disk management page six or seven times today before posting, went to open it to take a screen dump and the initialise disk wizard started !!

strange but thats my problem solved cant explain why.

thanks

Ian
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22 Sep 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Glad to hear that problem solved.
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22 Sep 2010   #5

DOS^
 
 

Weird, but Happy to know all is well.

Looking back, after I inserted a new drive and booted my PC, the drive was recognized but I had to restart and then initialize the disk and problem was solved.
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23 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
update

checked back on thePC logs and discovered that after booting the PC and then getting frustrated - OK a little peeved- I posted on teh forum and then went out.

The PC then updated and re booted which explainds why when I went back into disk management it was found!

cheers

Ian
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