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Re-initialize 3GB HDD in server 2012

Hi

I installed a new 3gb HDD in my 2012 server.  When it was initialising I said do as MBR but then I can only use 2gb.

How can I get disk manager to re-initialize and ask me first question again?

Thanks Terry
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terrybuck9
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Frosty555Commented:
First, delete all the partitions on the disk (destroying your data).

Then, once you have an empty disk, you can right click on left hand column where it says "Disk X Basic 3TB Online", and click "Convert to GPT". That will wipe out the partition table and set it up as  a GPT instead of MBR.
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terrybuck9Author Commented:
Hi

Did that, but it is still only 2gb.
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FarWestCommented:
do you really mean 3 & 2 are in GB?
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terrybuck9Author Commented:
sorry I mean TB
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
from an administrative command prompt
diskpart
list disk
sel disk x          // replace x with the # of the 3TB disk
clean
exit
diskmgmt.msc

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terrybuck9Author Commented:
Hi

Yes that got me to the first question again.  But even after I did clean, I then did list disk again and it still only showed 2tb.  then I did diskmgmt, GPT and still says only 2tb.
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FarWestCommented:
please check this article
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/w/wiki/2837
it gives some insight about the problem and limitations, and how can be solved
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terrybuck9Author Commented:
Yes its a Dell server that I need a bios upgrade.
Thanks Terry
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