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GA-Sha how do I patition my 4tb hard drive mbr is limited to 2 TB

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how do I patition my 4tb hard drive mbr is limited to 2 TB.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Martin replied 2 years ago.
Hello, welcome to JustAnswer my name is ***** ***** I'm one of the experts who will be assisting you today.
Few things you need to consider:
Does your motherboard support UEFI?
What version of Windows are you running, 32bit or 64bit?
Please reply using the box below.
Regards,
Martin
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have my bios set toUEFI. Windows 8.1 pro 64bit.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
my computer now will not boot.
Expert:  Martin replied 2 years ago.
Thank you.
Have you tried to convert the disk to GPT?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes and diskpart 0 out the hard drive
Expert:  Martin replied 2 years ago.
Great, can you confirm you did everything listed under "Using a command line" on this page?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738416(v=ws.10).aspx
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes Iused clen then convert to gpt
Expert:  Martin replied 2 years ago.
Just a question, where did you run diskpart from?
The Windows installation disc?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes
Expert:  Martin replied 2 years ago.
What does the partition table show after you've written the changes on diskpart and converted it to gpt?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
all 0000000000000000000000000000000000
Expert:  Martin replied 2 years ago.
But what does the partition table show, unallocated disk space, a partition with 0000, no partitions?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It w2ill not see the harddive and will not boot to the CD windows disk
Expert:  Martin replied 2 years ago.
If it won't boot into the CD how do you know the partition table is all 00000 or that the hard drive isn't detected?
See if you can follow this to get the CD to boot again so we can view the partition table:
http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN142679/EN
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
BIOS cannot see the hard drive. set the BIOS to UEFI, STILL WILL NOT BOOT TO THE CD
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
DISCONNECTED THE HARDRIVE and the computer will boot to the CD drive
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
when I ran diskpart convert gpt that when i saw it 0 out the HARDDRIVE.
Expert:  Martin replied 2 years ago.
With the HDD back in and UEFI mode enabled, are you able to get boot options by pressing F11 or F12 when you boot up the computer?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
will not boot at all take to error dose not see HARDDRIve
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
cannot boot to the cd. no hard drive patition.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
harddrive is full
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
0
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
F11 norew F12 work
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
keyboard will not work with hard drive plug in
Expert:  Martin replied 2 years ago.
If you can't find a way to make the BIOS boot from the CD before it boots the HDD set it back to Legacy and boot into the Windows installation CD so we can see what the partition table looks like.
Expert:  Shayne-cssm replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
Please contact customer support at***@******.*** and provide us with your email address and a link to this question page so that we can help you.
http://www.justanswer.com/computer/96vgx-patition-4tb-hard-drive-mbr-limited-tb.html
Thank you, ***** ***** Customer Support Team.