I have a 3.5 internal SATA drive 250GB that I used on a Linux box, formatted to EXT3 with a single partition. Trying to use it now as extra storage for Windows 7 but I can't format it or delete the Linux partition.
When I try to format it using Disk Management (I have tried quick and normal format), it says format was not completed successfully.
If I try to delete the partition in Disk Management or DISKPART from command line, Windows 7 crashes to blue screen of death and I must reboot.
The weird thing is, I have this EXT3 explorer installed so I can mount Linux partitions and browse them with explorer. I can open the drive in Windows Explorer and browse the Linux directory structure, open files, play videos, etc. So the data is still there and accessible, it's just I can't format the dang thing.
Not sure what to do at this point, if the drive is bad or something else is going on.