I am trying to format a WD 1TB drive for regular storage (model WD10EADS) and for some reason cannot get it to format. I did a full format with Windows Disk Management and it would get to 99% and give the following message: "The format did not complete successfully."
After this unsuccessful format, the drive shows up in My Computer but Windows asks me if I want to format it when I try to access it.
I tried using the Western Digital Lifeguard Tools utility to format it (quick format) and it says that it is successful but when I double-click on the hard drive, windows say "The disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" It just shows the hard disk as file system RAW with 0 bytes.
Could it be that my Windows Disk Management kills the hard drive and makes it impossible for other programs to format it? What could be the problem? I need to solve this asap and now I'm getting worried... Please help!