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Hard drive format hung or nomal?

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July 29, 2008 2:01:07 PM

I am formatting 320GB 7600RPM Western Digital and it has been at 1% for over 50 minutes. Is this normal, will it jump up quickly soon or will take 1 hour for each percent? If this isnt supposed to happen and its hung then how can I stop it to restart it without causing any problems. The drive is brand new like everything else in the PC.
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July 29, 2008 2:09:38 PM

No it should advance much faster.
Reboot, delete the partition and try again.
If there was a foreign partition, use the manufacturer's partitioning tools to delete the partition.
Run manufacturer hard drive diagnostics on that drive if you still have problems.
July 29, 2008 2:23:38 PM

did you format the drive the slow way? or quick format? If it is quick format, it shouldn't take this long.
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July 29, 2008 2:28:02 PM

It was the slow was but 1 hour for 1% is a bit too much
July 29, 2008 6:41:52 PM

Fixed it by restarting and then running a quick format.
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