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Windows 7: Hi..unable allocate grey area..please any idea

23 Sep 2015   #1
santidessa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Hi..unable allocate grey area..please any idea

Hi..unable allocate grey area..please any idea
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23 Sep 2015   #2
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

First check your mother board specs to see if it supports more than 2TB
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23 Sep 2015   #3
cyclops

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24 Sep 2015   #4
CKWD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello santidessa!

Do you have data on the drive? How is it initialized, MBR or GPT?

Your HDD is ~3TB, that's more than 2.2TB, till that limit you can initialize in MBR, anything above must be GPT so that the system would recognize the whole capacity of the drive.

To me it looks like the drive has been initialized in MBR and thus it has automatically allocated space to the MBR limit. It won't let you allocate the rest unless you reinitialize the drive in GPT. If you have any data on Volume G:, I suggest you back it up/move it elsewhere, on another drive, as the reinitializing will delete whatever's on the drive.

After initializing in GPT (erase the drive first, then right click on the drive's Disk 1 name and choose Convert to GPT) you should be able to format the whole thing, whether as one or more partitions.

Hope this helps!

CK_WD
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25 Sep 2015   #5
santidessa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

is solved
Convert to GPT

Thanks all
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25 Sep 2015   #6
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ummm, what was the solution. It would be great to have that information to spread around to the folks who take the time to work with you.
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25 Sep 2015   #7
santidessa

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25 Sep 2015   #8
cyclops

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