I have a new 3TB Hard Disk, in an enclosure connected by USB 3.0 to my Windows 7 Desktop PC.
I have initialized the drive as GPT.
But I cannot create a Simple Volume - as a test I used the default, maximum size.
I get this error:
The operation failed to complete because the Disk Management console view is not up-to-date. Refresh the view by using the refresh task. If the problem persists close the Disk Management console, then restart Disk Management or restart the computer.
I've tried all the suggestions in that message, to no avail.
Earlier I used PartMagic to define 3 simple volumes - but my Windows 7 Desktop PC would not recognize any of them (Disk Management console showed the sizes, but not the drive letters).
Interestingly, at that time my Windows 7 laptop recognized all of the volumes.
I wonder if there is an issue with the BIOS on my Desktop PC?
BTW - I have other 3TB drives in USB 3.0 enclosures that work OK with my Desktop PC.
I then decided to wipe the GPT disk using this process:
Open an elevated command prompt, typeed
diskpart [press enter}
select disk x (if x is the number of the disk in question)
After my latest attempt to create the single Simple Volume, Diskpart gives this output:
DISKPART> list disk
Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 1863 GB 38 GB
Disk 1 Online 465 GB 77 GB
* Disk 2 Online 2794 GB 0 B * <<< this is the troublesome disk