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Windows 7: 6TB HDD - a disaster

26 Nov 2017   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You didn't show us the Windows Disk Management as per this tutorial Disk Management - Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums. The only difference is as suggested by me, you should select View > Top > Disk List instead of Volume List as in your post #6.

You're contradicting yourself. Fist you said it was only one 6T GPT partition. As MBR has a 2.2T limit, the only way to have a 6T partition is with a GPT partition.
Now you're saying that it was always MBR. In this case, there is no mysteriously split into 3 partitions. Please read my post #2.

- You can backup the data on partition 1 and then convert the disk to GPT and have one large 6T NTFS partition.
- You can resize the existing partitions so all them has 2T and then format the two raw partitions as NTFS.


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02 Dec 2017   #12
AaLF

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

Just recapping - the drive's history > purchased > initialized as MBR > shock & horror at reduced size > immediately hollered for help to Win 7 help forums > Advised how to roll it back and re-intialize as a GPT single partition 6TB HDD > once set up as a GPT the drive was then put to use for the first time as a single partition giant GPT HDD and carried on until it reverted itself back to one small partition and two dead ones (all by itself) > so here i am asking for advice.

Let me know again what images you want to see plz.
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02 Dec 2017   #13
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Two choises:
- You can backup the data on partition 1 and then convert the disk to GPT and have one large 6T NTFS partition.
- You can resize the existing partitions so all them has 2T and then format the two raw partitions as NTFS.

Witch one you want to do?
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02 Dec 2017   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

From post #12

Quote:
Let me know again what images you want to see plz.

This tutorial by Golden should help.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums


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06 Dec 2017   #15
AaLF

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

Here is the Disk management page - the HDD is disk 2 drive E:


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06 Dec 2017   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Two choises:
- You can backup the data on partition 1 and then convert the disk to GPT and have one large 6T NTFS partition.
- You can resize the existing partitions so all them has 2T and then format the two raw partitions as NTFS.

Witch one you want to do?
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07 Dec 2017   #17
AaLF

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

A) One big partition as it's always been.
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08 Dec 2017   #18
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Download and install Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
Although it says you can convert a MBR disk to GPT, I strongly recommend that you backup your data (on fist partition) to another disk.
- Convert the disk from MBR to GPT.
- Extend the partition to the end of the disk
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