04-11-2018 01:33 AM
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04-11-2018 03:34 AM
There can be a problem with HDD's over 2 TB, and so you may have to start smaller.
The machine is listed as W8.x and a 750 Gb disk. So have you upgraded, and if so when?
What program was used to create the partition? Did it shrink and create free space?
I assume it is UEFI and GPT, not an MBR type.
Please explain as best you can.
04-11-2018 06:02 AM
04-13-2018 02:11 AM
"With HD still removed I created a bootable pen drive and the comp hanged up at the Hp logo again."
So you have the means to make a USB stick with no HDD involved, on another PC?
When the 3 Tb is installed nothing works. You have a failed / faulty HDD.
So make the 3Tb an external drive on another PC and format it, try the Manufaturers site for tools, like Seagate Disc Wizard or whatever.
A new DVD drive is only a few quid so consider fitting one.