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Windows 7: Problem with second drive

07 Feb 2015   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Problem with second drive

Now I have a second drive I want to put into the new laptop but cannot get it to be recognized as anything but unallocated. I have tried formatting it but Windows says it cannot do it in the pics is what I get now get.

I just want to use it for imaging and data back up say in two partitions. So any advise is welcome.




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07 Feb 2015   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

What error message do you get when you try to initialise in Windows?

Are you able to format it in PW? If not what does it say?

Details of the drive? Manufacturer, Model Number.

The two screenshots are not from the same system. Any reason?
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07 Feb 2015   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I did not get anything jumanji everything was greyed out the only thing I cold do was list it is DISKPART and clean all else will not do anything.

The only error message was what I got in post #1 Windows cannot format this disk.

The drive was attached to this machine in both pics which were taken by snip one after the other and I am wondering if the problem has something to do with the EUFI BIOS?

The drive is a brand new Seagate SSHD ST1000M014
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07 Feb 2015   #4
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Make it Online sir
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07 Feb 2015   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well I rebooted the machine and tried it again and it let me make a simple partition see pic - maybe it was because I was trying to see what was in some spare SSD's I had??


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07 Feb 2015   #6
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Good. For a moment I thought you must have got a defective hybrid drive and was about to suggest that you try format it with your live Ubuntu

Doesn't that new drive come preformatted?
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07 Feb 2015   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm I must admit I didn't really take that much notice of it being straight out of the sealed anti static bag it just had those diagonal lines across the partition Jumanji anyway I have done a test Macrium system image on it and it worked fine.

Thanks to you both for being so patient as it is not one of my strong points - partitioning.
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