[SOLVED] Windows USB Recovery Partition Issue

May 25, 2022
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Hello,
I recently used a new disk drive of mines to install windows on my new PC. I tried to wipe it to get it back to normal using the disk manager but for some reason, it always stays in two partitions, and I cannot merge the two together, even when I tried to reformat it (NTFS, basic??). What should I do to be able to access the entirety of my drive in a single partition? Thanks
 

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Hello,
I recently used a new disk drive of mines to install windows on my new PC. I tried to wipe it to get it back to normal using the disk manager but for some reason, it always stays in two partitions, and I cannot merge the two together, even when I tried to reformat it (NTFS, basic??). What should I do to be able to access the entirety of my drive in a single partition? Thanks
What "drive" did you use for this install?

Please show us a screencap of your Disk Management window, showing all drives involved.
 
May 25, 2022
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What "drive" did you use for this install?

Please show us a screencap of your Disk Management window, showing all drives involved.
Not gonna lie, I am not aware of the conventions of posting images here since it asks me for a link, how would I go about doing this?
 
5TB drive has to be partitioned in GPT for all capacity to become available.
You have it partitioned as MBR.

Delete partition D : .
Right-click on disk (where it says Basic) and choose Convert to GPT.
Then create a new partition spanning whole disk.
 
May 25, 2022
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Wow that was really easy, thanks! Just making sure, does it need to be NTFS with the default allocation unit size? Also, why is it that what I had did not work, just out of curiosity?
 

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