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Restore external HD to normal capacity after using it for windows recovery


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#1 suzzetheq

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 06:59 AM

Hi all,

 

does anyone know if it is possible to restore an external HD to normal memory capacity (was 250 GB) after after using it for windows recovery (which reduced the size to 32 GB)? Or is it just knackered now?

 

Thanks!



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 07:17 AM

Use the method in this post. Delete all partitions then you can use Disk Management to format the drive. If you use this method be absolutely sure you are selecting the correct disk. You do not want to do it to your internal drive.

 

You could also download the free version of Partition Wizard (Download here) and delete all partitions, then create a partition and format the drive. If that did not bring it back, do a wipe (quick) on the drive and then partition and format.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:14 PM

Hi John C,

 

worked a treat, thank you so much! Now on to the more difficult problem that you are trying to help me with... Thanks so much again!



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:45 PM

Glad it worked for you. Did you use diskpart or Partition Wizard?



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 06:12 AM

I used diskpart :-)






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