Continuing Problems with GPT drive
Posted on 2011-09-05
Installed this 3 tb Hitachi a while back. I got it set up with the help of an expert here and it worked fine for a few days then disappeared. Though not visible in Windows disk console, Bare Metal found it on booting up and recovered the partitions and the small amount of data I had transfer to the drive. (Took 48 hours)
But it's created many problems since then, slowing down the system and i/o errors and the like. Windows usually runs chkdsk on at least one of its partitions on every boot (when I have it wired in).
It fixes some of the records and then gives me "insufficient space to fix" other things, that I"m unfamiliar with... well clusters i do know. I can run down those error messages if need be.
But the disk is virtually empty.
I ran diskpart and listed the dives, It found the H 3tb drive and tagged it correctly as *gpt, but said there was no free space.
Should I, can I, just reformat the whole drive? The Hatachi Disk tools I could find were worthless.