I can't format my toshiba 3TB hard drive with disk manaagement in windows 7

I just bought my Toshiba 3 terabyte hard drive. It will not format using the disk management utility in windows 7. In addition, when the drive is displayed in the utility, it shows 746.52 gigabytes of the 3 terabytes as unallocated. I'd like the whole drive to be formatted.
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  1. you sir have multi posted and filled the whole website with your question....good show.
  2. plz do not multi post its against forum rules.

    hard drives alway advertise more space then they have. it has to do with how we usually count in multiplies of ten and in computers is in base two...read this

    http://www.petapixel.com/2012/10/10/why-hard-drives-and-memory-cards-have-less-space-than-advertised/
  3. ARICH5 said:
    you sir have multi posted and filled the whole website with your question....good show.


    and what a show !!!

    Can't say anything better than atomicWAR, it's that !!

    If you can make a partition on it, partition and format it, it'll make another 700+ GB of storage available for you...
  4. I don't know which post I should answer you have made like a thousand of them. lol
  5. Do not 13x post!!!
  6. Pyree said:
    Do not 13x post!!!


    Lol, indeed. I was brought here by the alerts panel but it seems you have it under control, Pyree.
  7. No problem. Constant vigilant!

    @OP

    GPT not MBR
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