Unable to create simple volume on new 1TB hard drive Solved

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 and Windows 7
       15 Jan 2017 #1

    Unable to create simple volume on new 1TB hard drive

    Just got a brand new HP computer with windows 10 Pro (64bit) preinstalled on an SSD. I am now adding a 1TB sata hard drive for storing data files. New HDD is installed as Disk 1 and is seen by Windows 10. I initialized it as an MBR basic disc. When I try to go to the next step of creating a volume, I right click on disk 1 and there is no option available to create a new simple volume. There are other volume options (mirror, raid, etc) but they are all greyed out. Simple is not even listed as an option. I went to DISKPART and using clean command, took it back to the start, then initialized it as a GBT. That didn't make a difference. Now I'm back to MBR again. I also did a List Volume command under DISKPART and confirmed there is no volume on this drive. I'm stuck. How can I get this drive to the point where I can format it and use it?
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 and Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       15 Jan 2017 #2

    Duh. Just solved my on problem. Was clicking on the disk name instead of the unallocated space. Got it working now!
    Sorry for being a dope.
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