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Creating A New Partition Or Wiping A Partition On External Hard Disk Stuck

Q: Creating A New Partition Or Wiping A Partition On External Hard Disk Stuck

I have an external hard disk of Samsung 650GB which got damaged when I was transferring some files to my pc through it. Now when I connect to any PC or Laptop it shows the safely remove icon but there is no letter assigned to it and also doesn't show up in My Computer though it can be seen in Disk Management.

I tried Mini Tool Partition Wizard but when I create a new partition it stops at 90%. I tried wiping out the partition but to no avail.

Is there any solution for it??? Please help.

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A: Creating A New Partition Or Wiping A Partition On External Hard Disk Stuck

I would check the manufacturers site for a windows utility to low level format it. If you cannot find a utility to do that on manufacturer's site, then try this: to wipe the drive. WARNING!! this will destroy all data on the selected hard drive!! be very careful when selecting a drive to wipe that you don't inadvertently select the wrong disk. After a low level format, unplug the drive, plug back in, windows should detect as a new, virgin, drive and it'll prompt you to format it. Format it and hopefully everything will be fine from here on out for you.

Post back, Hope this helps!!
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A:Problem while creating new partition on hard disk.

Creating a Dynamic disk will delete all the data on all the remaining partitions. The Windows 7 OS will remain intact.
This procedure only destroys data, not the physical drive.

There's free partitioning software that will allow you to increase the partition(s) sizes, to utilize the 93GB.

Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online
The home versions are free.
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A:External Hard Disk Partition

I can only help you out with the file copy program,which is
I don't have an answer to the rest of your questions,sorry!
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A:Windows 7 cannot install on new hard drive. Stuck on disk partition

Work through the steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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A:Hard disk partition with Partition Logic

Partition Logic runs from the CD. You boot it up. But I wouldn't use it. I have great hopes for such free apps, but I don't think that one is ready for prime-time.

Try the free Paragon partitioner (and make the CD after installation so you can partition from the boot CD, too).

The XP partition will need to be resized by a third-party partitioner.

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A:Creating A Partition without formatting disk?

What you need is some partition software.

E A S E U S Partition Manager Home Edition

copy and past that url, then delete the space between ea and seus

ea seus

this is what it looks like with/o the space
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A:Error in creating Partition in Windows 7 using Disk Fragment

You need to use Partition Wizard bootable disk, rather than Windows Disk Management. The former does not have the limitations of the latter.

The last link at the bottom of this page:

Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

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A:Creating a 2nd primary partition from extended partition ?

Unfortunately, you can't do what you want without third party software. Windows does not support moving partitions in Disk Management. What you need to do to solve this is to move F: to the end of E:, then shrink the extended partition, then you can create a new primary partition after the extended partition.

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A:Error while creating partition to unallocated partition

I looks like your hard drive is a MBR format (legacy) drive. On a MBR drive you can have a maximum of 4 Primary partitions. To add more partitions you must create one Extended partition and then use Logical drives within that partition.
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Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

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A:Creating a seperate disk image partition for running unwated programs.

Click Start
Right mouse click My Computer and click manage

This will bring up the computer manager on the left click Disk Management under Storage

Here you will see your hard drive in a raw form. Right mouse click your hard drive and click Shrink Volume...
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A:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
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A:windows 8.1 - PC does not detect one partition in external disk

Start by running Seatools for Windows (free from here: )
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A:Clean install wont partition Disk 0 with system reserved partition

Welcome to the forum.

When you tried to boot with both disks installed, did you go to the BIOS and check that disk 0 was the first in the boot priority?
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A:Partition external hard drive

should be doable using the XP disk mgr -- did you try it?

btw: 120/6 parts = (6x) 20gb partitions; why so small?

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Yes... I think it already is. What do you want to accomplish?
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A:What do I need to partition new external hard drive?

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A:How to Partition a 1TB external Hard Drive?

The easiest program to use for partitioning is MiniTool Partition Wizard Free:
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

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paragon software's partition manager is the only one I know of that handles usb externals properly.
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A:W7 won't install on partition. Disk drive partition problems

If the 2TB drive is empty (not used) then delete all the partitions until it's just unallocated space, then click Next to start the install. The installer will create the partitions it needs then do the install.
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A:NOOB: Move system partition to a different partition on the SAME disk

I have installed a new windows 7 on my laptop (in D: ), but there is still the old win 7 (in C: ). I want to delete C:

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A:How to reformat a 4 partition disk to create 1 partition for storage

I would suggest you to use Partition Wizard Bootable CD .

For deleting all partitions of disk1 : Help on how to Delete All Partitions with partition manager - Partition Wizard?

For creating a new partition there : Create Partition help of partition software - Partition Wizard.

(all the links contains a video guide , at the bottom of the pages content. )

Alternatively, using disk management :

you can delete all the partitions : Partition or Volume - Delete

And create a new one : Partition or Volume - Create New
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A:Need quick help about new hard disk partition on win 7 disk management

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A:Hard disk Partition

As long as you can shrink the partition in disk management ypu wont have a problem creating another partition with the unallocated space created from the shrink.

If your unable to you might try a linux boot cd to do it.
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Is this something that just happened? Can you give a little more background? Which OS are you running? How are the drives connected?
Have you looked at the drive in Disk Management?
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A:hard disk partition

What you want to do is unnecessarily difficult with Windows disk management.

Use this;

Best FREE Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 32 bit & 64 bit. EASEUS free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

and it is quite easy.

However, I would question the value of using a single drive in this manner.

Regards....Mike Connor
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I really appreciate your thoughts here, I want to start doing the right thing from the begining.

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A:Best way to partition a hard disk?

Bear in mind the OS is 16 gb alone. Personally I no longer bother with multiple partitions because it is easier to make backup image files of one drive and place them on another...same is true for image and file backups. Also safer.
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A:What is the best Hard disk partition ?


Use Partition Wizard to create/modify partitions. There isn't really an optimal number of partitions - it depends entirely on how you choose to use them. Read this tutorial that explains how you use Partition Wizard:

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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A:Hard disk Partition

Make and use the Partition Wizard Bootable CD.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.
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A:Hard Disk Partition

Sure, you can have a dual boot system, I would recommend using Partition Magic. It's a non-destructive partitioning app that will take your free space and part it out so the your linux can live happily. Just don't use FDISK.. it will wipe your drive out.
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A:hard disk partition

There are differnet reasons for Extend Volume Grayed outBelow are few situations where a "Extend Volume" will not work:1.If there is no unallocated or free space on hard disk or the space is not contiguous and after the partition which needs extending.2.Users want to extend a primary partition, but there is just a free space right after the target partition.3.if the partition is not a NTFS partition. As per Microsoft extending volume feature in Disk Management only works to a raw or NTFS partition.Try using MiniTool Partition Wizard which can help you with the issue. Click " Thumb's up " icon if the question is answered/resolved.
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In c: 60GB, in D: 50GB and in E: 50GB

Please guide me how can i partition my hard disk as above mentioned.

Thanx in advance

A:Hard Disk Partition?

The 8 gB D: partition is likely to be your recovery partition - and you don't want to mess with that. I would also leave it as the D: partition in case the system recognizes the D: partition as the restore partition.

To partition the rest of the drive, you'll need a 3rd party utility (such as Partition Magic) to do this. You cannot do this from within Windows because Windows is using the partition and won't allow it to be changed. Partition Magic (and the others like it) will allow you to setup the partitions in Windows and the reboot for the changes actually to be made.
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As long as I am asking questions I might as well ask a couple ...

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C drive 104Gb NTFS primary
D drive 7Gb FAT32 recovery

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A:Partition Hard Disk

The D drive is your System recovery and you will have to use a 3rd Party software such as Partition Magic to split the C drive. This will probably cause your recovery not to work if you need it. Did this HP come with any CD's? Like a Recovery CD? I wouldn't attempt it if you don't have a way to re-install the O/S.
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A:how to partition hard disk

Normally when you edit partitions on your disks it formats them. I hope you have a copy of your OS handy.

It sounds like you wiped your hdd(s) because you were messing around with the partitions.

My opinion: Use your OS install disk to edit the partitions how you would like & reinstall.
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Welcome aboard, abdengi

Can you post a screenshot of your full screen disk management window for us, so that we can see the situation ?

Right click on your computer icon, chose "manage", it will open the "computer management " window . Make the window full screen and click on the "disk management " link on the left hand pane, so it will show the listing of your disks. Take a snip of the window using snipping tool, and post.

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A:partition in hard disk

Quote: Originally Posted by sahil dhooria

hi its sahil dhooria
recently i hav purchased HP pavilion dv6 having windows7 as its OS ,bt i am not satisfied with the partition of space in hard disk among the three drives.
now i want to knowhow to do partition in it without formatting it......

Go to the Orb search box and type in "create and format " There will be an option at the top to "create and format hard disk partitions".

Click on that and your hard drives, with their current partitions, will show up. Select the drive/partition you want to change and right click on the partition. One of the options will be to shrink the partition.

At this point you can change the size.

There are third party utilities that will also partition the drives and re-arrange the data at the same time.
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A:Solved: External Hard Drive - Should I Partition?

For the most part, unless you have an organizational need or desire for partitioning, one big partition is fine. I did have one situation where I had to partition a 1.5 TB drive into 500 GB each but that was because the networked media player I use could only see partitions of 500 GB or less.
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A:Resizing a partition on an external hard drive

I use Partition Wizard
Free Download Partition Wizard

Can you post a screenshot of your disk management?
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A:Can I create a partition in a (used) external hard drive?

Yes indeed. If you don't have an internal hard drive portable case, just power off your computer, hold the power button in for a minute to discharge all electricity, open the case, plug the older hard drive into the IDE or SATA cable for a secondary hard drive, (keep the case open to watch all fans), plug in the power cable, press the power button. The system will see the old hard drive and assign it a driver and may want to reboot; that's OK. Now after reboot, go to Windows Manager (Right click computer, choose Manage). Choose Disk Management, point at the older hard drive, right click your mouse and choose Format. When prompted, choose NTFS and format the entire disk. When it's done.....voila! You now have a second internal hard drive that you can use for backing up an Image of your C: Drive (Highly Recommended) and for storing all kinds of files like music, videos etc. rather than keeping them on the C: Drive and filling it up. (see image)
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A:External Hard Drive - set password for a partition

Check this link: Create Password Protected Hard Drive Partition
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A:Backing up to External Hard drive - do i need to partition?

I will assume you are talking about Windows imaging as opposed to file/folder backup.
In one partition root Windows will recognize an image folder called WindowsImageBackup. If you create another partition you could have another WindowsImageBackup. Alternatively, you can rename or move (within a partition) WindowsImageBackup to a different folder. As long as what you move and/or rename to WindowsImageBackup in a partition root, a Windows system repair disk boot should recognze it. See these tutorials
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery
Many people prefer this third party imaging program which is more flexible
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
I use both.

A system image restore will restore everything you need. It is a snapshot of when you made it. You can even restore it to a new HDD if your current one fails.

Re Ubuntu dual boot it sounds like you are booting Windows through the Ubuntu HDD = bad idea.
Post a full Disk Management Screenshot
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A:I accidently deleted the partition from my external hard drive

Unplug and re plug in the external drive while you are in Disk Management and see if an unknown device appears. You can also leave it plugged in and restart you computer. Do you get the "bing, Bong" USB connection sounds?
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I have plenty of free space, but when I right click on it, in Windows Disk Management, the option 'shrink volume' is greyed out and am not able to partition the drive .

I do not want to format the whole drive as I've got an older version of Windows that might not recognise the files (am I correct in thinking this?).

Any advice really appreciated



A:External Hard drive cannot shrink volume to partition

Quote: Originally Posted by fairgrace

Sorry if this has been treated somewhere else,

Well, this probably belongs in the "hardware" forum where disk drive and partition questions normally go, but I'll respond here. An admin may move this thread to the "hardware" forum later.

I have a used trascend external HD and am trying to partition it to make it NTFS so that I can create and store on it the system image of my computer.

I have plenty of free space, but when I right click on it, in Windows Disk Management, the option 'shrink volume' is greyed out and am not able to partition the drive .

Can you please post a screenshot from Diskmgmt.msc, maximized and with columns spread so the text contents in each column are readable in the screenshot.

Once you post this screenshot, we can recommend a proper course of action or suggest a possible "recipe" that might work, or maybe ask more questions.
As an excellent alternative to Windows Disk Management, I suggest you try Partition Wizard... either standalone boot CD or using the installed program under Win7. PW should have no problem dealing with this drive, and being able to resize partitions, format partitions to NTFS, or if necessary being able to "delete all partitions" and then you can "create partition" and format to NTFS, etc.

Partition Wizard can be used to do anything Diskmgmt can do, and more. It also has a standalone boot CD which can be used for more significant drive/partition work... involving the OS's C-partition... which cannot be completed while actually running under Windows but which must be done at re-boot time (or using the standalone boot CD for PW).

You can get [free] Partition Wizard Home Edition v5.2 from here.

You can download the ISO for the standalone boot CD from here, and then use something like [free] IMGBURN (which you can get from here) to burn the ISO to CD.
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A:How to merge partition and use the OEM reserved on External Hard Drive

First you want to back up all of your data. Never play with partitions without doing this first.

The OEM partition could be imaged (using disk imaging software) to back it up and save it, but I wonder if it would work from an external drive? It would have been better to use the utility to burn recovery CDs of that partition while it was still in the laptop.

Then, to make this easy, you want to get a copy of Partition Wizard for bootable CD. (This is because Windows Disk management will only work to the right, it won't expand partitions to the left).

Using Partition Wizard you will delete Test F: and then expand H: to the left into that now unallocated space.
Since it is only 199MB you could just stop there. But if you wanted to add that to G: you could.
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A:Partition Magic 8 And Acomdata External Hard Drive

You may have to go into Windows Disk Management and cleanup the whole disk, then use PM to format the larger FAT32 partition. I suspect the "CD Section" is done with non-standard formatting and/or partitioning, and is the issue here.

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A:Problem mounting partition on USB external hard drive

Is that 900GB drive blank? or does it have data on it?

If its blan,k delete the partition and recreate it under windows 8.

Is that drive in a dock or enclosure? How old is it?
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If there's no data on the drive that needs to be saved, just go into Disk Management and remove the partitions, until you have a blank, unallocated drive. Then create a new, solid partition for the entire drive.

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Here are the dumps.
Attachment 44121

Thanks in andvance.
Any help will be much appreciated.


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Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

Do your still need help with this problem?
I will be notified if you reply to this topic and will respond within 48 hours.

Start with these diagnostics on the USB hard drive: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
If the hard drive is dead/dying, this could easily be the cause of the BSOD's

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Do you know what program you were using??? It might be important.

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Any idea / suggestion as to how i can access partition J data while being booted from
another hard disk.

Thanks for ur anticipated help.

Best Regards


sunandoghosh at gmail dot com

p.s. The relevant screenshots are attached below:


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my regards
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Hello Yuvi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like the partition was deleted. You can pick up at step 2 Method One in the tutorial below if you wanted to create a new partition with the unallocated space.

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Your files were originally on disk B in a partition named "Files".

Is that partition still visible in Disk Management or has it been overwritten or deleted?
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My question-is it possible BY using Disk Management to shrink D to 50G and add the remaining 70G to C ?
(so C will be 170G and D 50G )


A:Hard Disk Partition question

Quote: Originally Posted by prukeyhi

Hi friends
I read this tutorial
Partition or Volume - Shrink
Now, i have 1 drive divided to 2 Partition:
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-D -an empty Partition 120G

My question-is it possible BY using Disk Management to shrink D to 50G and add the remaining 70G to C ?
(so C will be 170G and D 50G )



But this utility is easier to use;

EASEUS FREE Partition Manager Software. Free Partition Magic alternative for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008. Hard Drive partition software.

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Hello 9vaibhavd, welcome to Vista Forums!

I didn't think so, so I just did a little test, I shrunk a primary and created a logical and put a word doc on it, then I formatted the primary and the word doc was still there on the logical.

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little more info pls

what OS
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[email protected]

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Please post a maximized Windows 7 disk management snip, be sure all the partition descriptions in the top half of the window are expanded/readable, that would be more helpful.

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Boot to win7 please. In Elevated Command Prompt do:

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