I just bought a 2.5 USB 2.0 external drive and when I try to format it I get the error message, "Windows was unable to format the drive. " I tried deleting and recreating the partition and now it's still pending. I'll update with the status after. So far, no success. I wait awhile and then get the error message. If I do quick format, then I get the error right away.
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The usb connection on the drive end looks a bit crooked. Could this be the problem? Windows still recognizes the drive with this connection though
Is it plugged in fully on both ends, if not, windows might have difficulty formating.