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Can't Access Unallocated Space On New Hard Drive


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#1 joebeaven

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 12:41 PM

Hi,

 

I'm using Windows 7 and I've just purchased a new 3TB internal hard drive. I went to Computer Management to format the drive, but it will only allow me to access 2048GB. There is 746.52GB of unallocated space. When I right click on the larger part which I've formatted, "Extend Volume..." was greyed out. Please can someone tell me how to access all of the space on my new hard drive?

 

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Joe



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 12:50 PM

The partition is probably formated MBR. You will have to convert it to a GPT disk and then partition format it. Partition Wizard can do it.

 

http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/convert-MBR-disk-to-GPT-disk.html



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 01:56 PM

Thanks JohnC_21, that worked a treat.



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 02:32 PM

Your Welcome,  and thanks for the update.






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