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Windows 7: Deleted 100mb partition, mobo cant boot OR read HDD now... HELP!!

01 Mar 2012   #31
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Your pic is invisible. You have to upload with the paperclip. What is this option all about.

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02 Mar 2012   #32

W7 ultimate x64

can u see now? it is right below "verify" when you click advanced options of your disk in RST
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02 Mar 2012   #33

W7 ultimate x64

ok so i think i was able to set it up only showing one drive now but I can't expand it past 2tb!! and i was sure i converted to GPT before hand. here is the errror that I got. hope u can see it this time, thanks!

I started a new thread btw, it is here thanks again

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02 Mar 2012   #34
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We cannot see the drive listings because the window was not maximized before snipping.

You may have a BIOS update to utilize for disk space on huge HD's, or if the 2tb is spanned there are other reasons it is limited.

Do you have a windows.old folder in the root of the C drive which saved the entire previous OS you installed from - instead of correctly installing from boot? Go to Start>Computer>C: now to look. If so, save any files you need from it and delete it to recover the space.
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02 Mar 2012   #35

W7 ultimate x64

I actually don't have that .old folder and i remember my BIOS seeing my HDDs as 2.72tb each when I set up the RAID array so I dont think it is a BIOS issue. Also I do remember setting the drives up as GPT once windows started again (I had 2 2.7tb drives then as well in disk mgmt, but not now). And now that I am thinking that my new single drive in disk mgmt is set up in MBR format based on my error message and will try to delete the volume and convert to GPT again to see if that will change anything. I will let you know once I get to doing it following these instructions =)

Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk


Change a master boot record disk into a GUID partition table disk: Storage Services
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02 Mar 2012   #36

W7 ultimate x64

Ok I managed to combine the all partitions and now have a 2.72tb drive!! However, my only concern is that my drive in disk mgmt is NOT fault tolerant. I KNOW for a fact I built the RAID 1 volume in BIOS, is disk mgmt suppose to recognize what I did in BIOs or is this a whole different relation? As in OS can't see BIOS n vice versa?
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 Deleted 100mb partition, mobo cant boot OR read HDD now... HELP!!

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