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#1 chaoz

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:20 PM

I'm using windows XP and having trouble in partitioning my new 3 TB seagate go flex hard disk.

Can anyone suggest what should I do ?

Thanks a lot

Btw I already try to use partition magic but my hard disk is not detected.

Edited by chaoz, 05 October 2010 - 07:21 PM.

#2 Brian

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 08:38 PM

Are you using it externally over USB or trying to use it as an internal drive?

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#3 caller41

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 05:21 PM

I'm using windows XP and having trouble in partitioning my new 3 TB seagate go flex hard disk.

Can anyone suggest what should I do ?

Thanks a lot

Btw I already try to use partition magic but my hard disk is not detected.


Windows XP does not properly support HDDs larger than 2TB because:

1. Windows XP does not have driver that support HDDs karger than 2TB [2.2TB],You must have Windows Vista with sp1 or sp2 or Windows 7.

2. MAster boot record [MBR] can not adress [or works] with hard disks [partitions] larger
than 2TB. if you want to make partitions properly - HDD must have GPT [GUID Partition Table] - not MBR.

3. BIOS can make problem too; It need [must] support UEFI.

My English maybe is bad but I think you will anderstand me.

Edited by caller41, 07 October 2010 - 05:31 PM.

#4 FastMHz

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 03:17 PM

WinXP 32 or 64 should work fine with an external 3TB disk. WinXP will not work with a 3TB internal disk.

Perhaps try booting an Ubuntu live CD and partitioning/formatting it there?

ED: External meaning USB or 1394, not e-sata.

Edited by FastMHz, 21 October 2010 - 03:18 PM.

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