Question Formatting PC Fails Everytime

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Basically my mate has a pc that won't format, he begins a complete wipe and it fails everytime, hes done a virus scan and a few came up and he deleted them, what would possibly be stopping. Hes on windows 10.
 

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Basically my mate has a pc that won't format, he begins a complete wipe and it fails everytime, hes done a virus scan and a few came up and he deleted them, what would possibly be stopping. Hes on windows 10.
How is he trying to format the PC exactly?

The best option would be to boot up from a bootable device (e.g. USB key or DVD) so that the target drive isn't in use.

If the drive won't format like that it's worth checking all the cables are correct and possibly trying the drive on a different Sata channel (assuming it's a Sata drive and not an M2). If none of that works then chances are the drive is faulty.
 

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