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Windows 7: Only 3.86GB of 2TB HDD can be seen on Disk Management.

21 Apr 2015   #1
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Only 3.86GB of 2TB HDD can be seen on Disk Management.

Hi,

I would like to ask if i can still see the content of this HDD of mine. It is a 2TB i used for my backups.
When i open Disk Management it will let me choose if MBR or GPT, if i choose either of the two, it will see Cyclic redundancy Check.

And it shows only 3.86 GB, it cannot also be initialized.


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21 Apr 2015   #2
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

heres a picture of my Disk Management


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Only 3.86GB of 2TB HDD can be seen on Disk Management.-not-initialized.jpg  
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21 Apr 2015   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Most important missing information: is there data on this disk you need to save?

If the answer is no, then you can wipe the drive. A quick wipe ( Diskpart > Clean) should be all you need. This just deletes the old partition table and should eliminate the Cyclic error.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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21 Apr 2015   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

@ShoTTas, you haven't given any details of your hard drive. Seagate/Western Digital, Internal/external, model number etc.,

Was the drive dropped by any chance?

Anyway, I am directing you to this thread in this very forum Disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated, Please help

Run PW and see the status of the drive.Does your drive show as Read Only and Bad Disk as in the above thread?

Next run manufacturer's diagnostic utility. Most probably the drive has quit irrecoverable with bad sectors.

Anyway carryout the above checks to confirm.
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21 Apr 2015   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What does chkdsk say ?
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21 Apr 2015   #6
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Jumanji,

sir, i guess the link you provided answered my problem, i do have the same issue with the OP.

sir TVEblen,

Ill try diskpart. and try to wipe the disk.

sir WHS,

i cant see the HDD on computer, also all option on disk management is grayed out when i right click the disk.
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21 Apr 2015   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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21 Apr 2015   #8
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

i already have done the partition wizard. no luck.
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21 Apr 2015   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That leaves Linux. Do you have a live Linux CD.
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21 Apr 2015   #10
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

i don't have sir,

i can download one, please give me a link.
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