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I have a 1tb wd hd i partisioned it for 25% and 75% and when i formated the 25% it reads 500gb with no outher drive in site what did i do wrong iam running win7 ult is ittoast or can i save it .sorry for the spelling

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Ok, I think I know your problem is in initializing of your disk and because the size of your disk.

Reason:

Did not chose NTFS in file system when doing partition.

Once you have made the partition you can then "format" the drive to NTFS. I don't recommend using either the FAT or FAT32 file system unless you plan on using windows onboard back up system. For backing up your PC, third party software is best.

Solution:

How to properly format a Western Digital Hard Drive for WIN 7:

1. click link below:

http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=3865&p_created=1258601352&p_sid=r3tSU_bk&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_srch=1&p_lva=1364&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9NjUsNjUmcF9wcm9kcz0yMjcmcF9jYXRzPTAmcF9wdj0xLjIyNyZwX2N2PSZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX2ZubCZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PWZvcm1hdCB0byBmYXQzMg!!&p_li=&p_topview=1

2. Read everything at least twice! Make sure you understand it.
On line "6" read closely that explains how to partition a large drive.

Now all is left to follow the instructions, don't worry you will be fine.

Please vote and comment if you find this helpful.

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