Solved Formatting Harddisk, Higher version of firmware

October 28, 2012 at 04:54:58
Specs: Windows XP, ASTONE
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

hi.. its me again. This is a follow-up to the above post about Shutdown Problems, Bios update, hardware problems. Here I got a problem in formatting my hard drive...
Seagate
firmware version: KC45
STD500DM002
..it has a 2TB partition and cant delete it using any formatting tool.. not even my xp cd.. pls help.. this causes me BSOD when i connect it to my pc.. so i really need your help.. thanx


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October 29, 2012 at 08:24:44
You have a 2TB drive with a 683gig partition. The rest is unallocated.

You can either format and assign a drive letter to the unallocateed disk area or delete the games partition and then create a single 2TB partition, format it and assign it a drive letter.

but you might spend some time educating yourself about partitioning and formatting. there are many tutorials on the web. It is concerning you were not able to accurately communicate the size of the drive and partitions is contains.

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#1
October 28, 2012 at 07:35:11
specifically what "formatting" tool are you using?

You would not be using a formatting tool but a partitioning tool to remove and recreate a partition.

If attaching to another pc you would use Disk Management to remove, repartition and format.
Best way is with a new OS install which allows you at the beginning to remove, create a partition and format to then install the new OS.

You seem pretty new to all of this and I would caution you that you need to prepare for wiping a disk [like have the reinstall OS cd with all drivers on a disk]. Do a google seach and understand what you are doing before you do it or you can rurn your pc into a boat anchor.

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#2
October 28, 2012 at 07:52:03
"it has a 2TB partition and cant delete it using any formatting tool.. not even my xp cd"

Is it an internal or external drive? The XP disc doesn't recognize SATA HDDs so there's no way you can partition & format using the disc. Why aren't you using the Seagate DiskWizard software?

http://www.seagate.com/support/down...

"STD500DM002"

That's a 500GB HDD, not 2TB.


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#3
October 28, 2012 at 15:39:13
sorry about my post..yes it is external 500GB HDD.. but then it has a hidden 2TB partition.. even disk management cant recognized it.. EASUS can detect it, but it cannot remove the hidden 2tb partition.. it gives an error.. yeah.. i have a 500gb hdd but then it has a 2tb partition.. all i want is to make my hard drive become normal again.. pls help.. dont know what to do.. just bought it..

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#4
October 28, 2012 at 16:00:15
Here are some tools to try.

Best Free Partition Manager
http://www.techsupportalert.com/con...


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#5
October 28, 2012 at 17:39:44
thanx johnw.. sorry cant explain it clearly.. this drivin me insane..

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#6
October 28, 2012 at 17:58:56
"thanx johnw.. sorry cant explain it clearly"
YW kukumart, screenshots ( SS ) may help us.

Upload using Image Uploader
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http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://zenden.ws/imageuploader_ru


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#7
October 28, 2012 at 19:18:05
"yes it is external 500GB HDD.. but then it has a hidden 2TB partition.."

The math doesn't add up.

You can't have a 2 TB partition on a .5 TB drive.

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#8
October 28, 2012 at 19:41:24
TB partition has unallocated space..i'll try to post screenshots.. sorry guys.. i slave it in maxtor hdd.. bcoz if i insert it alone i got BSOD..

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#9
October 28, 2012 at 20:49:57
dont how to post my screenshot.. sori talaga..

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#10
October 28, 2012 at 20:58:52
Refer my post #6

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#11
October 28, 2012 at 23:21:53
"dont how to post my screenshot"
Install Image Uploader, follow my SS's which are an approximate guide.
http://i.imgur.com/pt9Qn.gif
http://i.imgur.com/uT2dT.gif
http://i.imgur.com/Pm3CA.gif
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You then post your links here.


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#12
October 29, 2012 at 00:26:22
If you've just bought it and it isn't working then return it to the supplier for exchange or a refund.

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#13
October 29, 2012 at 06:59:26
hayy.. there's no chance for me to return it to the supplier.. my warranty has ended last wek.. i didnt expect this would happen.. i just dont know what to do in my HDD.. been using it for 2 months.. pls help me..:( everytime i connect my hdd to the other pc it always gives me BSOD.. just want to remove this 2TB unallocated partition.. pls help..

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#14
October 29, 2012 at 07:08:45
http://i.imgur.com/PHcQ8.gif


well..thanks alot.. sorry just dont know what to do.. thanks again..


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#15
October 29, 2012 at 07:36:21
I am having trouble posting this info.

Download my text file from here. Let me know if you can't read it. I'm going to bed soon.

http://www.myupload.dk/showfile/1HJ...


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#16
October 29, 2012 at 07:54:11
Just noticed you have a Merge in Easeus.

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#17
October 29, 2012 at 08:24:44
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You have a 2TB drive with a 683gig partition. The rest is unallocated.

You can either format and assign a drive letter to the unallocateed disk area or delete the games partition and then create a single 2TB partition, format it and assign it a drive letter.

but you might spend some time educating yourself about partitioning and formatting. there are many tutorials on the web. It is concerning you were not able to accurately communicate the size of the drive and partitions is contains.

Answers are only as good as the information you provide.
How to properly post a question:
Sorry no tech support via PM's


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#18
October 29, 2012 at 15:41:58
As previously mentioned, use Merge, here is an extract from the EaseUS site.

"Safely free merge adjacent partitions into one without data loss"


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