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HD format problem.

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Last response: in Components
June 22, 2007 8:02:05 PM

Could use some help...
Put together a new sys and have a 500gb Spinpoint. I think I made a mistake when formatting the HD. Only formatted 10gb. The rest of the hard drive is not showing.
Q: Do I have to go back and re-format the entire HD or is there an easier way to format the remaining space?

Any and all help is appreciated.

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June 23, 2007 6:34:09 PM

Thanks for the reply and suggestion.
My computer is not recognizing the second volume that is not formatted. Looks like I have to re-do the entire HD.
June 23, 2007 7:45:09 PM

repartition into full size

10 gigs arent too much to back up, it woudl take 3 dvd-rs or find a spare hdd
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June 23, 2007 8:36:58 PM

How did you format? Did you partition? How are you checking the drive?

June 23, 2007 9:17:24 PM

Solved the problem. Went into computer manager and was able to see the entire drive, formated and unformated. Now formatting the remaining 400+gb and putting it into its own partition. Didn't realize how long formatting 400+gb's would take...LONG.

Thanks to all for your assistance.