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Windows 7: Cannot format 1.5 tb HDD external samsung

16 Jan 2012   #1
kakalahori

punjab
 
 
Cannot format 1.5 tb HDD external samsung

hi,
i have a 1.5 tb HDD external workstation which had previously data of 300gb. Accidentally my younger brother placed the hard disk on XBOX 360slim and it formatted it into exfat format.

Problem:

the hard disk get detected but does not shows the whole size i.e 1.5 tb of the hdd and when I try to format it was not previously formatting it at all. but some how I managed to
get it started for format. now its just formatting 877 gb of size only. can any one help about that. andi lost my data any recovery thing i got the hdd formated.


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16 Jan 2012   #2
kakalahori

punjab
 
 

JaidynM=== scan and fixed and then after a while an error showed and eventuallly it started formating
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16 Jan 2012   #3
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

What method did you use to format the hard drive? Try giving it a quick format using the below tutorial and see what happens.
Format a HDD or USB

Next, search Disk Management in the start menu and press Enter. Take a screenshot and post it here. If you're not sure how to upload and post an image, read the following tutorial.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

EDIT:
Sorry, I deleted my previous post and re-posted.
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16 Jan 2012   #4
kakalahori

punjab
 
 

here is the pic for the formatting being done


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16 Jan 2012   #5
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Okay. Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management as I mentioned earlier?
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16 Jan 2012   #6
kakalahori

punjab
 
 

i could understand what ur saying .... i should show the disk space currently for the file ?
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16 Jan 2012   #7
kakalahori

punjab
 
 

is this what u wanted to c


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16 Jan 2012   #8
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

In the picture right click computer then manage/storage/disk management. Take a screen shot there.
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16 Jan 2012   #9
kakalahori

punjab
 
 

check this


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16 Jan 2012   #10
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

What's happened is you've created a partition of the hard drive. FYI, partitions basically are split up sections of a hard drive that are virtually separated. By the looks of it, you have 5 partitions. Two are roughly 260GB, one is 27MB and the other two are about 870GB. The total however comes to 2.2TB, 0.7TB larger than you originally said.

Could you:
a) Double check the size of your hard drive according to what it says either on the ox or the actual drive and,
b) Decide whether you want to keep those partitions or join them back together into one larger partition.
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