Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz
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.