Cant format hard drive

neiroatopelcc

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try to check if it's in working order using seatools

if it passes, try formatting using diskpart (and becareful)
first select disk 1 (or whatever number, see list disk)
then clean
followed by create partition primary
and select partition 1
followed by format fs=ntfs

if that fails too, you might have a bad disk or os
 

lalit_49

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hello,
Try to run command in cmd (command prompt) as "chkdsk drive or partition name like c: , d: , etc..".
then, type "format partition or drive name like c: drive, d:drive,etc..

example:

>chkdsk h: <enter>
>format h: <enter>

bye..


 

Chirag Borawake

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If you have a bootable windows disc, any windows disc, try formatting through that.
First, boot from cd/dvd.
When the installation shows you the partitions, click on the drive/partition you wanted to format, and hit 'Format'.
It'll do the trick..!
 

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