3 TB External Drive (746 GB LOST)

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  1. hrnayy

    hrnayy Registered Member

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    Hello Wilders,

    I've purchased a 3TB External Drive (Seagate Expansion) yesterday. After connecting the drive with my system I formatted it and deleted the volume in Computer Management section. After deleting the volume I found that I got two unallocated spaces. One is 2048.00 GB and another is 746.52 GB. When I tired to format the second one which is 746.52 GB, I am unable to do that. No option to get that 746.56 GB unallocated space.

    I am having Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit Edition.

    Mother Board: Intel DG33 FB
    CPU: Core2Quad Q6600

    Is there any way to get that 746.52 GB Space?

    Attached is the screenshot for your reference.
     

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  2. hrnayy

    hrnayy Registered Member

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    Another Screenie..

    Here you'll see that I am unable to do anything with 746.52 Gb Unallocated space. I cannot format it. I cannot able to create partition.

    Any solutions?
     

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  3. hrnayy

    hrnayy Registered Member

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    Ok guys! I've figured it out. :)
     
  4. aladdin

    aladdin Registered Member

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    Delete the 2048MB partition and then make one partition.

    Best regards,
     
  5. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    And initialize the disc as GPT.
     
  6. hrnayy

    hrnayy Registered Member

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    Yes did the same.

    But unfortunately Panda USB vaccine is unable to vaccine the GPT partitioned discs. Even tried to vaccinate it through BitDefender USB Vaccine but all in vain.
     
  7. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

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    Boot from your Windows 7 Installation DVD and navigate to the Partition page, Then delete the 3GB Partition, and create the Partition again. If Windows tells you that it may create a seperate partition etc..etc... cancel, then type in 100MB size and create the partition, then extend it and format it Problem solved ;)
     
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