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Windows 7: Yo please help me with this 3tb drive.

25 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Yo please help me with this 3tb drive.

I got wdc 3tb drive for christmas and it only shows ~700gb but earlier it was showing 1.99tb. wtf is going on?

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25 Dec 2012   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Hi Boskee,


Can you show us a snip of your disk management ?


Start Computer Management Disk Management
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Take a Snip of it with the Snipping Tool, Save snip, then upload the snip here in your post.


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26 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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26 Dec 2012   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you do the formatting of this HD? Does you computer Bios recognize Large Capacity HD's ?
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26 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Did you do the formatting of this HD? Does you computer Bios recognize Large Capacity HD's ?
im about to upload a video. Just reinstalled windows but my user is on a different disk so it kept most of the stuff but sony vegas isn't working so sorry if it is lacking editing

edit: dang taking so long to process
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26 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUmzQyxH7X0
this is a video I made, help pls.
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31 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Bump somebody please help!
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31 Dec 2012   #8

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Try this.

Download GParted bootable iso, burn it to cd using Imgburn at 4x speed.

Boot with it; click your 3tb disk; Tools- Convert partition table - Advanced - GPT - Okay when done.

Remove the cd, boot up normally and go to Disk Management; right-click the drive to initialize as simple volume, and format it NTFS. This should give you the 3 tb.

On another matter; you have two partitions with the active flag. That generally is not a good idea. Leave the System Reserved flag alone, but kill active on the C: partition (right click for that option).
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01 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pscowboy View Post
Try this.

Download GParted bootable iso, burn it to cd using Imgburn at 4x speed.

Boot with it; click your 3tb disk; Tools- Convert partition table - Advanced - GPT - Okay when done.

Remove the cd, boot up normally and go to Disk Management; right-click the drive to initialize as simple volume, and format it NTFS. This should give you the 3 tb.

On another matter; you have two partitions with the active flag. That generally is not a good idea. Leave the System Reserved flag alone, but kill active on the C: partition (right click for that option).
I couldn't find any such thing called tools.
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01 Jan 2013   #10

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

My apologies; instructions were for the older version in my library of tech discs.

Go to Device tab - Create Partition Table - Advanced - click down arrow - choose GPT.
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