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Installing a Hard Drive, not wanting to format


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#1 IhateAV2009

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:15 PM

Hi all

so I got a 1 TB WD Black HDD, and I put it in my computer, added it through the New Volume Wizard on My Computer, and when I click on it to format, it's saying the capacity of the drive is only 703KB, and when I click to format it, it says "Will not format". When I close out of the formatting things, it mentions something about a read-only drive. Conversely, when I put it into my other computer (about a year older, both run Windows 7, but old runs Home Premium, new runs Ultimate), it adds 3 viewable drives to the My Computer (same hard drive), 2 that say new disk under drives D and E (and format like it did on the other computer), and one that says New Volume, not lettered, and does format at least there, then is seen as not formatted on the other computer, and the whole thing begins again. Is this a problem with software or hardware, and what's going on? I'm kinda clueless


do you see the irony?

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:42 PM

Was this actually kb and not GB?

 

I would try the following.

 

Download Partition Wizard here, Install and delete any partitions on the disk. Then create a partition and format NTFS. A 1TB drive will show an actual capacity of about 931GB.



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Posted 07 September 2015 - 11:55 PM

Yeah, it was KB. The one that said "New Volume" Was actually in GB and was that exact 931 GB. I'll try that


do you see the irony?




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