Windows 10: HDD Format result

  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro 1803
       24 May 2017 #1

    HDD Format result

    Last week I/we replaced an old 2.5 inch SATA HDD (500gb) with a Samsung 850 EVO, also 500gb. Laptop and all installed items are company supplied and company owned.

    Instruction memo from IT Dept. suggested using the removed HDD as a portable HDD by enclosing same in a SATA to USB HDD enclosure. Once that was accomplished our instruction memo had us format the HDD, which resulted in a formerly 500gb HDD, once re-format was complete, now showing as Local Disk (D:) at 14.6gb; OS (E:) 389gb free of 451gb.

    Did I (inadvertently) partition the HDD during the re-format? If so, is it easily reversed or corrected to simple un-partitioned or non-partitioned drive?
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  2.    24 May 2017 #2

    Open disk manager and if there are 2 paritions delete both then create 1 new one and format it
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  3. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro 1803
    Thread Starter
       24 May 2017 #3

    Thanks, Samuria.

    Both were located and deleted using Disk Manager. Drive remains connected and working but is no longer recognized by Windows 10.
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