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15 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 not recognizing partitioned drive

Hi, looking for some help. I just got a new seagate 4tb drive. I am doing a new Windows7 install and dual Ubuntu. Linux sees the entire 4tb drive. In Linux i partitioned the 4tb drive with two ~1.8tb parts. However, when i log into windows, it only sees the first partition. My configuration is:

Disk 0 Formatted 1678.02gb Raw <-- This should be a 4tb drive.
Disk 1 Formatted 1.8gb (no issues)
Disk 2 Formatted 500gb (no issues)
Disk 3 Formatted 298gb (my Windows 7 and Ubuntu OS are installed here) No issues

My Disk 0 should show the other half. Its partitioned and usable/Visible in linux.

Any ideas on what is going on? I have seen many posts on not seeing the entire side but since my drive is split i do not think its the same issue.

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15 Jan 2014   #2
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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

Is the disk MBR or GPT? I do believe MBR formatted disks have a 2 TB limit? If so you need to format it with a GPT partition table.
Maybe this will help, Hard Drive - GPT or MBR
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