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Topic # 67314 31-Aug-2010 00:34
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hey guys,

i've got a issue with a new wb 2tb hdd i brought. i've been trying to format for the last couple of days.
it wont let me quick format at all and comes back with a error "The format did not complete successfully".
i can run normal format on the hdd, but it hands everytime it gets to 54%.

i was able to partion and format 50% of the hdd, but the 2nd half does the above.

i have run diskpart in dos and cleaned the hdd too.

cheers

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  Reply # 374623 31-Aug-2010 01:03
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Probably a newer advanced format drive.

I suspect dos and older version of windows will fail to format it.

This might help
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/advancedformat/ 

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  Reply # 374664 31-Aug-2010 08:08
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Thought we had gotten away from needing software to run our drives.... its so 1970s :)




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  Reply # 375048 31-Aug-2010 19:17
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Are you formating as NTFS or Fat32. I think 2TB is to large for fat32 and you will need to use a command prompt to switch it to ntfs

does the drive have a letter yet?




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  Reply # 375112 31-Aug-2010 21:46
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? why do you need to format your hdd!

if you have windows go to computer right click select manage go to disk management right click on the thing and make (a) partition(s) - choose quick format. but doing it this way you have less options as to the cluster type and size.




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  Reply # 375116 31-Aug-2010 22:00
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joker97: ? why do you need to format your hdd!

if you have windows go to computer right click select manage go to disk management right click on the thing and make (a) partition(s) - choose quick format. but doing it this way you have less options as to the cluster type and size.


this is in his first post

it wont let me quick format at all and comes back with a error "The format did not complete successfully"..





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  Reply # 375195 1-Sep-2010 10:02
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its doesnt give me a fat32 option, only ntfs.

yea, i was actually able to partion the hdd and format the first 50%, when i tried the 2nd 50% it did the same as before.

and yea, it does have a letter assigned to it

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  Reply # 375424 1-Sep-2010 18:39
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in a command prompt type

FORMAT enterDriveletterhere: /FS:NTFS


so for example if it was f drive

FORMAT f: /FS:NTFS

un sure if it will work but atleast it will give out an error you can google.

let me know how it goes


if you have your self a bootable linux ubuntu live disk use gparted/partition editor in that. just make sure you format the correct disk or you will loose all your stuff. if posible disconect the hard drive your operating system is connected to or disable it in the bios.




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  Reply # 375430 1-Sep-2010 18:56
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Sorry not sure if you said. what brand hard drive is it?




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  Reply # 375435 1-Sep-2010 19:13
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It's a new WD 2TB drive as mentioned in his opening post.

I'd put $5 on it being an advanced format drive, he should read the link I posted earlier.



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  Reply # 375563 2-Sep-2010 08:04
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well, finally sorted it. found a website where ppl were having the exact same issues as me (down to the format stopping @ 54%).

turns out i just needed to download a third party partition program. so i downloaded Easeus and it worked first time, in about 1min.

cheers for the help guys

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