Windows 10: 3 Hard drives Showing Impossibly Large Secondary Partitions

Discus and support 3 Hard drives Showing Impossibly Large Secondary Partitions in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; So in the past couples days a couple drives have started to look like the drives in the picture. Those drives have a normal partition that is the right... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by karak, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. karak Win User

    3 Hard drives Showing Impossibly Large Secondary Partitions


    So in the past couples days a couple drives have started to look like the drives in the picture. Those drives have a normal partition that is the right size. Whats stranger is formatting the drivers doesn't fix them. I have moved them from internal Sata to Esata, to USB enclosures but they stay that way. I have tried to format them with Easus Partition software, windows software as well as minitool partition but none of them allow me to remove those partitions.

    I also scanned all drives with various malware, ransomware, and virus scanning tools to verify it wasn't something more worrisome but nothing showed up.

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    karak, Sep 14, 2019
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  2. W1zzard Win User

    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Sep 14, 2019
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  3. Luke.C 98 Win User
    Old Windows partitions on a secondary hard drive.

    I have recently upgraded the old 5400rpm hard drive in a PC to an ssd. The old hard drive would then be re purposed as a secondary hard drive for mass storage. Under disk management I can't delete the old partitions on there, I was just wondering whether
    they could be deleted.

    Thanks to anyone in advance!
     
    Luke.C 98, Sep 14, 2019
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  4. Dia01 Win User

    3 Hard drives Showing Impossibly Large Secondary Partitions

    Partition or multiple hard drives?

    As the title suggests. Is it worth installing say a 36GB drive for the OS soley or partitioning an existing larger drive with either 2 or more partitions? I am currently running Vista 32bit and want to try out 64bit and am sick of reformatting the whole drive. Any suggestions?
     
    Dia01, Sep 14, 2019
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