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New hard drive - New Simple Volume Wizard won't open

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Last response: in Storage
November 18, 2012 12:49:40 PM

Hi folks,

Firstly, thanks to Tom's for being a very useful resource when I recently built my first PC. All went well except:

I have a C drive SSD and have just connected some additional hard drives for extra storage.

These are brand new unformatted, unpartitioned hard drives.

In disk management (Windows 7) I right click any of these new disks where it says 'unallocated', but the 'new simple volume option' is not available (greyed out). The only selectable options are Properties and Help.

I can't find an answer to this on the Internet.

Any help is genuinely appreciated as i have lost my Sunday to this so far :- )



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November 18, 2012 1:28:41 PM

Actually folks - sorted now.

I gave up trying to use the Microsoft approach and downloaded Partition Master from

This worked first time with no complaint.

Wish I'd done this hours ago!


January 30, 2013 4:06:14 PM

Stumbled upon your thread due to the same problem. Thanks a bunch for your help!
January 30, 2013 5:57:33 PM

You're welcome mate.


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