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How do I get Windows to see my new 3tb drive as one big one

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How do I get Windows to show one big drive instead of 2 smaller ones?
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Any drive above 2tb requires a UEFI BIOS to use all the space as a boot drive. Although you can use all the space as a secondary drive.
    
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Originally Posted by Bluemustang View Post

Any drive above 2tb requires a UEFI BIOS to use all the space as a boot drive. Although you can use all the space as a secondary drive.

I am using it as a storage drive. My boot is my SSD
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right click on the grey square box that says disk 1, not the partitions, and make it a gpt disk (required to make a single partition larger than 2tb).
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right click on the grey square box that says disk 1, not the partitions, and make it a gpt disk (required to make a single partition larger than 2tb).

Its grayed out
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You may have to reinstall windows, you put the 100 megabyte partition on your storage drive.

You can extend the partition on it but you may not be able to make it a gpt drive because there is already a partition on that drive.
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Its grayed out

what does it say in the system reserved if you right click it?

cant see if it says unallocated or not

try deleting it and see if the others pop bk in smile.gif

if u got all your stuff in there back it up

I aint sure why u got your system reserved on that drive anyhow bit strange that one
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Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

You may have to reinstall windows, you put the 100 megabyte partition on your storage drive.

You can extend the partition on it but you may not be able to make it a gpt drive because there is already a partition on that drive.

I didnt put anything on it, when i reinstall windows I only click my SSD. This is like the 3rd time I reinstalled Windows. What am I doing wrong?

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Originally Posted by gertruude View Post

what does it say in the system reserved if you right click it?

cant see if it says unallocated or not

try deleting it and see if the others pop bk in smile.gif

if u got all your stuff in there back it up

I aint sure why u got your system reserved on that drive anyhow bit strange that one

I didn't put it there.
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You have to install Windows using the GPT partitioning method

Guide on it here http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
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next time you reinstall, disconnect all other hard drives/ssd.

anyways you don't have to reinstall, make sure that the bootloader files are on the system drive. if not, you're going to have to google how to add them to the system drive thru the cmd. edit: or repair the system partition with the boot disc. then for the 3tb, try deleting all partitions and create a gpt disk.
Edited by Xanatos - 6/4/13 at 6:21pm
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