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    My drive is in an external USB drive and this doesn't work


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How do I merge adjacent partitions on my HDD?

You can delete all the partitions on the hard drive and then create a new single partition then format this partition.

Mar 31, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I can't figure out how to get my external HDD to work?

Check the Drive Partition in Disk Management

Even though the drive may not be visible on the Desktop or in My Computer check to see if the drive is recognized in Disk Management

Right click on My Computer and select Manage from the menu From the Computer Management window select Disk Management from the menu on the left

In Disk Management check to see if the drive is visible

If the drive is found look at the partition for the drive

New drives will be labelled as FAT32 and have a drive letter assigned

If the drive does not display as Healthy or shows the file format as RAW then the partition has become corrupt

It could also be corrupt if the bar above the drive is black and shows as Unallocated

To make the drive usable again after a partition has become corrupt or lost start by right clicking on the drive in Disk Management and select Delete partition from the menu

Then right click on the drive again and select create partition from the menu

Follow the steps in the partition wizard to create a Primary partition

NOTE: Deleting the partition will cause all data on the drive to be lost. If the partition has become corrupt this may be unavoidable

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is not responsible for lost data

It is highly recommended that data be backed up in multiple locations on multiple drives to minimize data loss
After the new primary partition has been created Disk Management will display the drive with an NTFS partition

The NTFS partition is unusable on a Mac. If the drive is used on Macintosh and Windows computers follow the link below to obtain a FAT32 formatting tool which will allow both Windows and Macintosh users to use the drive

hope it helps

Aug 03, 2012 | Western Digital Computers & Internet

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Memory wipe wd3200bevt

Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD 7.1 from Here.
Or Download Directly by Clicking here
This CD allows you to boot computer directly into MiniTool Partition Wizard to manage partitions without any limitations. You can rebuild MBR, Partition Recovery, Move/Resize Partition, Merge Partition, Change Cluster Size, Copy Partition, Create Partition, Delete Partition, Format Partition, Convert File System, Hide/Unhide Partition, Explore Partition and much more.
Burn ISO file onto a CD using any CD/DVD Burner software.
Set the CD-Drive to 1st boot device in BIOS.
Insert it into drive and reboot the system.
You will get Partition Wizard Boot Disc Menu.
What to expect from this bootable CD
Step 1: Choose boot disk

Step 2: Choose screen resolution

Step 3: Manage your partition


How Delete All Partitions?
  • There are two ways to start this function:
    1) Click on Disk in the top menu, click Delete All Partitions from the drop down menu.
    2) Click Delete All Partition under Disk Operations in the Action Panel.
  • Delete All Partitions will delete all the partitions in the present chosen disks.
    Note: May cause Windows to not start properly when used on partitions containing the boot partition or system partition.

For more information check the website Link

Hope this will be useful for you.

Best Regards

Apr 04, 2012 | Western Digital (WD3200BEVT) 320 GB SATA...

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120 gb hdd shows only 3.99gb

Your hard drive maybe partitioned with a small partition and the remainder of the hard drive may not be partitioned at all and therefore not accessable until a new partition has been created and formatted.
You may wish to delete the existion and then create one partition of maximum size.
NOTE - backup your data because when you delete the existing partition and create a new partition and format this partition you will lose your data.

Feb 11, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Hi, I have a Samsung DH502HI 500GB SATA drive, My problem is: It only shows 160GB in the partition, I tried to delete the whole drive using partition Magic and another program on Ubuntu but it will not...

Hi Robin ,
You could try Partition Wizard from :
The hard drive shouldn't be hosting the OS . Otherwise , place it in an external box connected to another healthy computer or connect it directly inside the computer as secundary .
Best regards , fanaudi .

Jul 23, 2011 | Samsung HD502HI 500 GB SATA Hard Drive

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I tried to format my F: using NTFS file system. But only C: is my bootable drive and now I can not perform any operation on F: What can I do so that I can get rid of this problem?

Assuming you have Windows XP or later, do the following:
1. Click on "Start"
2. Right-click on "My Computer"
3. Select "Manage"
4. Expand "Storage" if it isn't already and click on "Disk Management"
5. You will see a list of your disk drives. Each drive will have a graphic illustration of each partition or logical drive that it contains. You must first delete the partition or logical drive in order to reformat the drive. Make absolutely sure it is the drive you want to reformat! Once you delete a partition or logical drive, you can't go back!
6. Right click on the partition in the drive you want to format (F: in this case)
7. You will see either "delete logical drive" or "delete partition".
8. Delete all partition(s) and/or the logical drive. If there is more than one partition, you must remove them all. Click on "Yes" if you are asked whether you are sure.
9. When finished, there should be one unallocated partition shown. Right click on it and select "New Partition". Follow the directions and select "Primary Partition", "OK"
10. Select the full size displayed and "OK"
11. Assign the drive letter, presumably "F:" and "OK"
12. Select "NTFS" file system, and "OK".
13. The Windows operating system will begin formatting the drive. Depending on its size, it may take 1/2 hour or more to finish.
14. After formatting is finished, you can right-click again on the partition and set it as an active partition.
15. You're done! Exit out of the Disk Management menus and the drive should show up in Windows Explorer as drive F: (or whatever you selected). If not you may have to reboot.

I hope this helps. Good luck!

Mar 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Where did all my disc space go?

Empty your "Recycle Bin" -- it's possible that the files have just "moved" from their original location, and have _not_ really been "deleted".

Or, right-mouse click on "My Computer", and choose "Manage". Click through "Disk Management (local)", and you'll be able to "delete" the partition(s) on the drive, and then "create" a "new" partition, which, of course, will be 100% "empty".

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Cant empty my hard drive, need to start over and, make drive like new. OS went out on me year ago, i make mistake and, sent all files to E-drive on install of new OS...Now i have no room on hard drive,...

Just boot from the Windows CD-ROM, and select the C: drive.
Choose "delete partition".
Choose "create partition".
Choose "format the new partition".

Dec 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Say's it needs to initialize and comes up with eisa.

The EISA partition is a partition that a computer manufacturer places on the disc to assist in recovery of that maker's files. It is not necessary to have this partition if you do not intend to perfrom a factory recovery. I will include a guide below to assist you in a deletion of that partition. To initialize a disc, it can be done ways, boot the computer and it will advise you the disc has not been initialized and will initiate a wizard to assist. I attach the hard drive to another computer using an EIDE/SATA to USB adapter, it will be recognized as an external drive but will not give it a drive letter because it is not initialized. You have to go to the control panel > administrator tools > computer management > disc management. Look in the right lower pane and it will show the drive with a grayed out box to the left, it may label the drive as drive 03 or 04 etc. Right click on the drive number and choose initiate. The computer will initiate the drive and give it a letter. It will also ask you if you want to initiate the drive as a bootable drive, choose yes. Below is the guide to delete that EISA partition so you can use the drive in any laptop you see fit.

EISA Partition Delete

1. Open a command prompt as administrator.
2. Run Diskpart application by typing Diskpart in the command prompt.
3. In the “Diskpart” prompt, enter rescan command and press Enter key to re-scan all partitions, volumes and drives available.
4. Then type in list disk and press Enter key to show all hard disk drive available.
5. Select the disk that contains the partition you want to remove. Normally, with just 1 hard disk, it will be disk 0. So the command will be:
select disk 0
Finish by Enter key.
6. Type list partition and press Enter key to show all available and created partition in the disk selected.
7. Select the partition that wanted to be deleted by using the following command, followed by Enter key:
select partition x
where x is the number of the EISA based recovery partition to be removed and unlocked its space. Be careful with the number of this partition, as wrong number may get data wipes off.
8. Finally, type in delete partition override and press Enter key.
Once the partition has been deleted, exit from Diskpart, and now users can use the much familiar and much easier Disk Management tool in Windows (diskmgmt.msc) to manipulate the freed unallocated partition. Users can create a new volume (partition) with this space, or simply merge it to existing partition by extending the size of the existing partition.

Nov 19, 2009 | Toshiba MK8025GAS 80 GB ATA-100 Hard Drive

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EISA configuration

I believe that he EISA configured partition is where your computer manufacturers 'Restore System' data is kept so that you can't normally access it and mess it up. You seem to have gone to a lot of trouble to do work around that.
I would be interested to know if you can still restore your system now using the data that you transferred to a different partition?

Nov 01, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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