Monday, May 07, 2012 2:48 AMhi i have a homebuilt comp stats are mv=gigabyte ga-890gpa-ud3h procesor amd sept 3300 black 3 8 gigs ddr3 nvidia zotac forestorm 9800gt. not that all that matters this is a hard drive problem i believe for some reason my os is installed on my 3 tb seagate baracuda hd, while this is what i wanted i cannot extend the partition or create another one. the space says unallocated and i cannot seem to access it even in cmd. this may be of help my drive seems to be set to slave in bios and i cannot change that. and i dont know why. win 7 automatically put it that way durring installation. i really hope im not looking at an fdisk to fix this as i have the beyond 2tb drivers installed. i am not an amature user. ive never had this problem before though this is a new configuration of hardware for me atm. i almost want to go back to my asus board but the uhd is great for oclocking, can any one help me reclaim this space on my primary drive?
Monday, May 07, 2012 3:30 AM
im pulling my hiair out on this one any one with any thing they think may help please feel free to bring it up
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 3:16 AMModerator
Could you please make a screen shot for me to clarify the issue?
That seems hardware problem and I suggest to contact your PC manufacturer for further help.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
TechNet Community Support
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 7:07 AM
Some motherboards don't support 3tb hard drives. Here is a link to give you some info. http://www.pcworld.com/article/235088/everything_you_need_to_know_about_3tb_hard_drives.html
Also have you tried a free partition manager to see if that helps? Here is a link to one.
Friday, May 18, 2012 3:54 AM
i am trying the partiton manager now. the mother board im runnung should be capable of full raid beyond 2tb:(
this has been a real pain and im still not sure why i cannot set the drive to master. im wondering if reinstalling windows 7 will let me reconfigure?
Friday, May 18, 2012 3:55 AMi will take a series of screen shots ill have them up tomarrow sorry for the delay i have been out ot town.
Friday, May 18, 2012 4:00 AM
Friday, May 18, 2012 4:02 AMthe disk comes up as 2 tb with the rest unallocated and i can not access it. the bios has it set to slave and it will not let me set it to master i have followed all the steps from the mb maker and microsoft. im at a loss.
Friday, May 18, 2012 4:29 AM
im not sure if the partition recovery will be able to reallocate space that has no drive letter:/ im going online to read more about the tool thankyou.
Friday, May 18, 2012 6:57 AM
good answer this tool after reading the manual i was able to extend '/ recover the rest and there was still data from before the problem started recovered 88 gigs of music thankyou
Saturday, May 19, 2012 2:20 AM
argh that was a nightmare after the tool finished windows genuine told me my copy of wondows was fradulent.... spent 8 hours today fixing it with tech support lol i really hope i can recover again with out this happening:(