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Not able to use my new Seagate Barracuda 3TB

I recently bought a Seagate Barracuda 3TB. I have a Asus P5K and use windows XP. I tried Seagate DiscWizard, but it doesn't recognise the new harddisk as a 3TB drive. When I start the extended capacity manager, the program replies with: the entire space is accessible: there are no Seagate/Maxtor hard discs with MBR partition style larger than 2 TB in your system or sector's size on your disc is larger than 512 KB. All hard drives can be managed by Add New Disc tool. What do I have to do to fix this?

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You cannot use more than 2TB of volume in WIN XP. As it does not support GPT initialisation, without it you cannot use the hardrive. More information can be found on this link. support microsoft com

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Hi, Thanks for using fixya.

First unplug any other USB devices / hubs from your computer. Reboot the computer with the transcent in a usb port. Check to see if you can use it when it boots back up.

If not :
1. Right click on My Computer choose manage. On the left side make sure storage is expanded double click disk management on the left upper side see if transcent is listed.

2. If it is on the lower part find your transcent right click on it choose change drive letter and paths. Click on change, you will see a drop down arrow click that choose the first available letter, Now click on change. Open My Computer see if it is now listed.
3. Reboot your computer when it comes back,open My Computer see if it is now listed.
If not:
I will take a guess and sday your device maybe defective meaning no way to recover your files.


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