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Windows 7: Installing new 4TB Hard Drive with GPT won't format

02 Jul 2015   #21
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Nope, eSata means external Sata.

Have you run cmd as admin and enter "sfc /scannow"?

Tried Partition Wizard's bootable media or Disk Management in Safe Mode?


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02 Jul 2015   #22
igino

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

No, but I'll give it a shot after this 2nd minitool attempt finished.

Do I need to run it on the OS HD or on the 4TB Hd?
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02 Jul 2015   #23
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Run sfc scannow while logged in to your regular account, it will check system files.
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02 Jul 2015   #24
igino

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

sfc still needs to be run but I have managed to get a way around to use the seagate drive wizard again.

I have initialised both partitions using disk manager, and went in to disk manager to delete the extended disk capacity hoping to get into one. Then I get this message -connected device is not functioning, anyone know how to decrypt that message?

as the seagate disk wizard managed to split it.


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03 Jul 2015   #25
igino

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Running sfc /scannnow came up with

"There is a system repair pending which require rebood to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again" resbooting it only brought me to the same spot.

BTW I managed to format it via usb command prompt
diskpart says all disk healthy
but unable to login to windows - just a black screen. Now I know how get windows back - Clean command on the 4TB disk but then I'll just continue in a loop.

I tried "refresh your PC with the windows 7 recovery disk it came back it "there was a problem refreshing your PC. No changes were made"
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03 Jul 2015   #26
igino

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

When booting via USB windows moved to G drive, and this seems to work. still waiting on the scan. ...at least it just says it will take some times but no other error message so far.
sfc /scannow /offbootdir=G:\ /offwindir=G:\windows

hope it works,

UPDATE:

And it didnt work....... (as in I could not login to the windows). However, I can confirm I can use the 4tb from command prompt, I can copy and delete files from and to it. Now how to make the windows work without me have to unitialise the GPT 4tb HD again ....as I know when I do that, I get windows but unable to use the disk.
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05 Jul 2015   #27
igino

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I think this is where the system does not like it when the format has been completed it just keep getting stuck at this point. I tried to format it via dos to make it transparent. I have also run CHKDSK but all is good.

Notice: My computer unable to complete its processing and MS Dos unable to finish its cycle to come up with another prompt.


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