3TB internal HDD partitioning problems

May 30, 2011 at 10:34:33
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.66ghz quad core/8gig
I purchased a 3TB internal hard-drive. When I was prompted to activate the drive I selected MBR partition. After I clicked Ok the drive was divided into 2 partitions with 2048 tb useable and 700 gig of unallocated space non useable. After the fact I read up and see that it would have been better to set up a GUID partition because MBR partitions only support 2TB. I have no data on the drive and I do not know how to reverse the partition can anybody please advise me? I am trying to delete the partitions and restore hard drive to original state so that I can convert from an MBR partition to a GUID.

Thanks in advance.


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#1
May 30, 2011 at 10:42:28
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...
PROBLEM SOLVED USING LINK ABOVE.

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#2
September 18, 2011 at 11:29:43
does this work for external USB hard drives as well?

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#3
October 3, 2011 at 10:12:59
yes it does. i just used it to repartition my wd external 3tb drive

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