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6GB HDD not allowing me to allocate remaining disk space, help!

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techiemon

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I have a 6GB HDD and Computer Management and EaseUS Partition is not allowing me to allocate the remaining disk space. I had read somewhere it might be because of the MBR and GBT systems, but I am not sure how to check this and resolve whatever problem there might be without my data being lost. Is someone familiar with this and can you assist me in fixing this?

O/S Win 7 64.

Attached are disk part and reagentc/info information. 2016-02-07_111110.jpg 2016-02-07_110613.jpg

Any assistance would be appreciated as I still have 3.5GB on this drive.
 

ATMINSIDE

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You need to change the drive to GPT. See how there is nothing in the GPT column?
 
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techiemon

techiemon

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Back up the data


So it seems you are advising to move the data to a new drive and then just reformat and repartition this drive? As I already have 2.5GB of data on it and not have another drive to move the data to, this is a bit difficult to do, it seems there is a way to change the drive type without losing data...
 

Mpegger

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There are a number of ways to do so, however, backing up data is always recommended, as any one of the methods or programs used to do so, can fail in the process and you end up losing all data.

So yes, backup the data.
 
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ATMINSIDE

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Trust me, back the data up. Even if there are ways to make the change without destroying data there's always the risk that you'll take a wrong step in the process.
 

||Console||

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So it seems you are advising to move the data to a new drive and then just reformat and repartition this drive? As I already have 2.5GB of data on it and not have another drive to move the data to, this is a bit difficult to do, it seems there is a way to change the drive type without losing data...

Goto the Dollar store and get a usb drive
 

Mighty_Miro_WD

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Hi @techiemon!

Like the others said, backup your most important data from the HDD and change from MBR to GPT in order to get the whole drive recognized in your system. You can follow the steps in this article to do so:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725671.aspx

Hope this helps and let us know how it went.

Also, feel free to upload some screenshots if you want so we can take a look. :)
 
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techiemon

techiemon

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Yes I should have written TB not GB, my mistake.

After my last post I fixed the problem and did not come back to the forums until now... I have already solved the problem. For those having the same issue, I wouldn't recommend doing what I did, although I had no issues. I did not backup, I just did it. I used EaseUS Partition master to fix the problem. No issues after using it.
 

HankB

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Good to hear that you solved the problem w/out losing your data.

I was just going to add that regardless of disk partitioning or any other operations you need (or do not need) to perform, if the information is important, you do need to back it up. If it is really important, you need to back it up off site too. Best option for a local backup IMO is a second drive. For offsite, consider cloud storage.
 
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techiemon

techiemon

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Good to hear that you solved the problem w/out losing your data.

I was just going to add that regardless of disk partitioning or any other operations you need (or do not need) to perform, if the information is important, you do need to back it up. If it is really important, you need to back it up off site too. Best option for a local backup IMO is a second drive. For offsite, consider cloud storage.

Yes, I totally agree with that.. As most of the files were video downloads I wasn't overly concerned and was not about to go buy another 6TB harddrive which costs more then $200 to do a backup on for this purpose.. In the future I need to remember to do the partitioning correctly at the very beginning. Thanks for your help.