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Windows 7: restoring a partition

03 Jan 2016   #1

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restoring a partition

I just brought a new seagate 5tb hard drive and I did a shrink partition to create a new partition on my new drive. But after I did this it now says that the section I shrank to create a new partition is black lined and unallocated.

Want I want to do is partition to create a new volume but it will not let me.

So please can anyone help me?

The unaloccated partition is About 1tb which I want to use

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03 Jan 2016   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit

Hi kindredspirit3 and Welcome. Is there any data on this drive? If not I would recommend downloading Easeus Partition Master Download the free version. It's very easy to use and is fast. Format the 1 GB partition you created. Screenshot.

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03 Jan 2016   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kindredspirit3 View Post
Want I want to do is partition to create a new volume but it will not let me.
What do you intend to put on this drive?


Personal data?


A screen shot of Windows Disk Management would help.
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03 Jan 2016   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi kindredspirit3
Could be many things post a screen shoot to see where you get .Windows should let you to format hd.
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